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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 tropospheric column by KNMI/BIRA (last update: 12 September 2011)
available data August 2002 to April 2012. Data can be accessed via the TEMIS website.
point of contact Ronald van der A
algorithm description The algorithm is described in the Algorithm Document. More information on the upgrade to version 2.0 can be found here and in K.F. Boersma, 2011
product details All details can be found in the Product Specification Document.
validation results Validation results can be found on the PROMOTE website.

SCIAMACHY NO2 tropospheric column (KNMI) validation literature:
  • Intercomparison of SCIAMACHY nitrogen dioxide observations, in situ measurements and air quality modeling results over Western Europe
    Blond, N., K.F. Boersma, H.J. Eskes, R.J. van der A, M. Van Roozendael, I. De Smedt, G. Bergametti and R. Vautard
    Abstract/Article: J. Geophys. Res., 112, D10311, doi:10.1029/2006JD007277, 2007
    Product: NO2 tropospheric column
    Institute: "Laboratoire Interuniversitaire des Syste`mes Atmosphe´riques, Universite´s Paris, France. Atmospheric Composition Climate Research, Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute, De Bilt, Netherlands. Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy, Brussels, Bel
    Method: Surface measurements and air-quality model (CHIMERE) simulations over western Europe
  • An improved tropospheric NO2 column retrieval algorithm for the Ozone Monitoring Instrument
    Boersma, K.F., 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 and D. Brünner
    Abstract/Article: Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 4, 2329-2388, 2011
    Product: NO2 vertical column, NO2 tropospheric column
    Institute: KNMI
    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

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