Articles | Volume 9, issue 11
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 5423–5440, 2016

Special issue: TROPOMI on Sentinel-5 Precursor: data products and...

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 5423–5440, 2016
Research article
09 Nov 2016
Research article | 09 Nov 2016

The operational methane retrieval algorithm for TROPOMI

Haili Hu et al.

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In 2017, the TROPOMI spectrometer will be launched on board the Sentinel 5 Precursor satellite. It will deliver, among other things, daily global measurements of methane as part of the Copernicus atmospheric services. In this paper, we present the algorithm that is used for operational data processing of the methane product from TROPOMI measurements of the shortwave and near-infrared spectral range, and we discuss its performance using realistic simulated measurements.