Articles | Volume 15, issue 13
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 7391–7412, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-7391-2015

Special issue: Ten years of Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) observations...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 7391–7412, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-7391-2015
Research article
09 Jul 2015
Research article | 09 Jul 2015

Comparison of OMI UV observations with ground-based measurements at high northern latitudes

G. Bernhard et al.

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Surface erythemal UV data from the Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) are validated for high northern latitudes (Arctic and Scandinavia) using ground-based measurements. The bias in OMI data caused by incorrect assumptions of the surface albedo are quantified and the mechanism that causes this bias is discussed. Methods to improve the accuracy of OMI data products are presented.
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