Articles | Volume 8, issue 2
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 671–687, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-8-671-2015

Special issue: Ten years of Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) observations...

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 671–687, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-8-671-2015

Research article 09 Feb 2015

Research article | 09 Feb 2015

Towards the retrieval of tropospheric ozone with the Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI)

T. Mielonen et al.

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In this paper, we have assessed the sensitivity of the operational Ozone Monitoring Instrument ozone profile retrieval algorithm to a number of a priori and radiative transfer assumptions. We then modified the algorithm to improve the retrieval of tropospheric ozone. We found that the modified retrieval unmasks systematic problems in the radiative transfer/instrument model and is more sensitive to tropospheric ozone variation: it is able to capture the tropospheric ozone morphology better.