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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 *)     
Environment Canada
on request   p. valid.
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NO2 profile by MPI Mainz/IUP Heidelberg (last update: 25 Feb 2009)
available data Sep 2002 to April 2012
point of contact Sven Kühl, Janis Pukite and Thomas Wagner
algorithm description The algorithm is described in the Algorithm Document.
product details All details can be found in the Product Specification Document.
validation results Comparison to NO2 balloon measurements: see Butz et al. 2006.

SCIAMACHY NO2 profile (IUP) validation literature:
  • NO2 profile retrieval using airborne multi axis UV-visible skylight absorption measurements over central Europe
    Bruns, M., S.A. Buehler, J.P. Burrows, A. Richter, A. Rozanov, P. Wang, K.P. Heue, U. Platt, I. Pundt and T. Wagner
    Abstract/Article: Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 6, 3049–3058, 2006
    Product: NO2 vertical columns
    Institute: IUP- Bremen, IUP-Heidelberg
    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
    Butz, A., 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: Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 6, 1293–1314, 2006
    Product: stratospheric O3 and NO2 limb profiles
    Institute: O3: IUP/IFE - NO2: IUP/IFE, IUP-Heidelberg, SAO
    Method: Balloon borne direct sun observations
  • Validation of SCIAMACHY Level-1 and Level-2 Products by Balloon-Borne Differential Optical Absorption Spectroscopy (DOAS)
    Dorf, M., H. Bösch, A. Butz, C. Camy-Peyret, M.P. Chipperfield, K. Gerilowski, K. Grunow, W. Gurlit, H. Harder, S. Kühl, L. Kritten, A. Lindner, S. Payan, A. Rozanov, C. von Savigny, B. Simmes, C. Sioris, F. Weidner and K. Pfeilsticker
    Abstract/Article: Proc. of the First ‘Atmospheric Science Conference’, ESRIN, Frascati, Italy, 8 – 12 May 2006 (ESA SP-628, July 2006)
    Product: Level 1 (Limb radiance and solar irradiance) and level 2 products (profiles of O3, NO2, BrO)
    Institute: L1: IUP-Bremen/ O3: IUP-Bremen/NO2: IUP-HD, IUP-Bremen and Havard-Smithsonian/BrO: Havard-Smithsonian
    Method: Balloon-Borne Differential Optical Absorption Spectroscopy (DOAS)
  • SCIAMACHY limb measurements of NO2, BrO and OClO. Retrieval of vertical profiles: Algorithm, first results, sensitivity and comparison studies
    Kühl, S., J. Pukite, T. Deutschmann, U. Platt and T. Wagner
    Abstract/Article: Advances in Space Research, 42, 1747-1764, 2008
    Product: BrO profile, OClO profile, NO2 profile
    Institute: MPI Mainz, IUP Heidelberg
    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
  • Validation of SCIAMACHY limb NO2 profiles using solar occultation measurements
    Bauer, R., A. Rozanov, C.A. McLinden, L.L. Gordley, W. Lotz, J.M. Russell III, K.A. Walker, J.M. Zawodny, A. Ladstätter-Weißenmayer, H. Bovensmann and J.P. Burrows
    Abstract/Article: Atmospheric Measurement Techiques 5, 1059-1084, 2012
    Product: NO2 limb profiles
    Institute: IUP
    Method: Comparison with SAGE II, HALOE and ACE-FTS

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