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NO2 vertical column ESA
Aug 2002 to April 2012 *)  v3.01
IFE/IUP Bremen
Aug 2002 to April 2012 *)    p. valid.
Jan 2003 to April 2012   validated
NO2 slant column BIRA-IASB
Jan 2003 to April 2012 *)    validated
Jan 2003 to April 2012      
NO2 tropospheric column IFE/IUP Bremen
Aug 2002 to end *)    validated
Jan 2003 to end   validated
Jan 2003 to end    
MPI Mainz/IUP Heidelberg
2003 to 2011     demonst.
NO2 profile IFE/IUP Bremen
Sep 2002 to April 2012 *)   
Aug 2002 to April 2012 *)    v3.01
MPI Mainz/IUP Heidelberg
Sep 2002 to April 2012 *)     
on request   p. valid.
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SCIAMACHY NO2 validation literature:
  • NO2 Profile retrieval using airborne multi axis UV-visible skylight absorption measurements over central Europe
    M. Bruns, S. A. Buehler, J. P. Burrows, A. Richter, A. Rozanov, P. Wang,K. P. Heue, U. Platt, I. Pundt, and T. Wagner
    Abstract/Article: Atmos. Chem. Phys., 6, 3049–3058, 2006
    Method: "Airborne multiaxis differential optical absorption spectrometer (AMAXDOAS)"
  • Inter-comparison of stratospheric O3 and NO2 abundances retrieved from balloon borne direct sun observations and Envisat/SCIAMACHY limb measurements
    A. Butz, H. Bösch, C. Camy-Peyret, M. Chipperfield, M. Dorf, G. Dufour, K. Grunow, P. Jeseck, S. Kühl, S. Payan, I. Pepin, J. Pukite, A. Rozanov, C. von Savigny, C. Sioris, T.Wagner, F.Weidner, and K. Pfeilsticker
    Abstract/Article: Atmos. Chem. Phys., 6, 1293–1314, 2006
    Method: Balloon borne direct sun observations
  • Vertical profiles of lightning-produced NO2 enhancements in the upper troposphere observed by OSIRIS
    C. E. Sioris, C. A. McLinden, R. V. Martin, B. Sauvage, C. S. Haley, N. D. Lloyd, E. J. Llewellyn, P. F. Bernath, C. D. Boone, S. Brohede, and C. T. McElroy
    Abstract/Article: Atmos. Chem. Phys., 7, 4281–4294, 2007
    Method: OSIRIS NO2 profile measurements - see figure 8a (between OSIRIS scan 22105032 and SCIAMACHY scan at 26degS during orbit 15890)
  • An improved tropospheric NO2 column retrieval algorithm for the Ozone Monitoring Instrument
    K. F. Boersma, H. J. Eskes, R. J. Dirksen, R. J. van der A, J. P. Veefkind, P. Stammes, V. Huijnen, Q. L. Kleipool, M. Sneep, J. Claas, J. Leitao, A. Richter, Y. Zhou, D. Brunner
    Abstract/Article: Atmos. Meas. Tech., 4, 2329-2388, 2011
    Method: Present an improved tropospheric NO2 column retrieval algorithm (DOMINO) for OMI based on better air mass factors. The focus is on NO2 retrievals from OMI, but the described improvements are of similar importance for NO2 retrievals from the SCIAMACHY series provided by KNMI
  • SCIAMACHY limb measurements of NO2, BrO and OClO. Retrieval of vertical profiles: Algorithm, first results, sensitivity and comparison studies
    J. Pukite, T. Deutschmann, U. Platt, T. Wagner, S. Kühl
    Abstract/Article: Advances in Space Research, 42, 1747-1764, 2008
    Method: First results on the retrieval of NO2, BrO and OClO profiles from the SCIAMACHY Limb measurements are presented and compared to independent satellite and balloon borne observations
  • Trends, seasonal variability and dominant NOx source derived from a ten year record of NO2 measured from space
    R. J. van der A, H. J. Eskes, K. F. Boersma, T. P. C. van Noije, M. Van Roozendael, I. De Smedt, D. H. M. U. Peters, E. W. Meijer
    Abstract/Article: J. Geophys. Res., vol 113, D04302, doi:10.1029/2007JD009021, 2008
    Method: Global distributions of tropospheric NO2 have been derived for the period 1996-2006 from radiances measured with the satellite instrument SCIAMACHY. A statistical analysis is applied to derive trends and seasonal variability for this period on a global scale

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