Articles | Volume 9, issue 7
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 2797–2812, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-2797-2016

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

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 2797–2812, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-2797-2016

Research article 07 Jul 2016

Research article | 07 Jul 2016

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite (SAO OMPS) formaldehyde retrieval

Gonzalo González Abad et al.

Data sets

OMPS NASA NPP Ozone Science Team https://ozoneaq.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/omps/

Aura OMI Formaldehyde Data Product-OMHCHO (V003) K. Chance http://disc.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/Aura/data-holdings/OMI/omhcho_v003.shtml

Diurnal, seasonal and long-term variations of global formaldehyde columns inferred from combined OMI and GOME-2 observations I. De Smedt, T. Stavrakou, F. Hendrick, T. Danckaert, T. Vlemmix, G. Pinardi, N. Theys, C. Lerot, C. Gielen, C. Vigouroux, C. Hermans, C. Fayt, P. Veefkind, J.-F. Müller, and M. Van Roozendael https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-12519-2015

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The multi-spectral possibilities of the OMPS Nadir Mapper instrument are exploited here to perform formaldehyde retrievals. Orbiting the Earth at 824 km, OMPS observes the atmosphere in a time frame similar to instruments belonging to NASA's A-Train constellation, 01:30. We show that OMPS is well suited to measure formaldehyde despite its spectral resolution of 1nm. The comparison of OMPS retrievals with OMI products show good temporal correlation.