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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 vertical column by KNMI/BIRA (last update: 12 Spetember 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 vertical column (KNMI) validation literature:
  • 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
  • Trends, seasonal variability and dominant NOx source derived from a ten year record of NO2 measured from space
    van der A, R.J., H.J. Eskes, K F. Boersma, T.P.C. van Noije, M. Van Roozendael, I. De Smedt, D.H.M.U. Peters and E.W. Meijer
    Abstract/Article: J. Geophys. Res., vol 113, D04302, doi:10.1029/2007JD009021, 2008
    Product: NO2 vertical column
    Institute: KNMI
    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
  • Quantitative bias estimates for tropospheric NO2 columns retrieved from SCIAMACHY, OMI, and GOME-2 using a common standard for East Asia
    Irie, H., K.F. Boersma, Y. Kanaya, H. Takashima, X. Pan and Z.F. Wang
    Abstract/Article: Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 5, 2403-2411, 2012
    Product: NO2 tropospheric columns
    Institute: KNMI
    Method: Comparison with MAXDOAS

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