Articles | Volume 15, issue 3
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 1313–1330, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-1313-2015
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 1313–1330, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-1313-2015

Research article 06 Feb 2015

Research article | 06 Feb 2015

MAX-DOAS tropospheric nitrogen dioxide column measurements compared with the Lotos-Euros air quality model

T. Vlemmix et al.

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Ground-based remote sensing measurements of nitrogen dioxide are compared to the Lotos-Euros air quality (AQ) model. Measurements were taken in the Netherlands with a UV-Vis spectrometer which observes scattered sunlight under different elevation viewing angles. On average, a surprisingly good agreement is found. Perhaps most striking is the agreement between model and observations as a function of wind direction. This demonstrates the quality of the AQ model and underlying emission inventory.
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