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Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 4521–4531, 2016

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Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 4521–4531, 2016

Research article 13 Sep 2016

Research article | 13 Sep 2016

Improvement of OMI ozone profile retrievals by simultaneously fitting polar mesospheric clouds

Juseon Bak et al.

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The main focus of this paper is improving an error of OMI nadir ozone profile retrievals due to the presence of polar mesospheric clouds (PMCs), consisting of small light-scattering particles at an altitude of 80–85 km. This error is shown to be systematic bias from ~ −2 at 2 hPa to ~ −20 % at 0.5 hPa and significantly correlated with brightness of PMCs. We reduce this interference of PMCs on ozone retrievals by including the PMC optical depth in the forward-model calculation and retrieval.