Articles | Volume 16, issue 23
Research article
09 Dec 2016
Research article |  | 09 Dec 2016

Effects of daily meteorology on the interpretation of space-based remote sensing of NO2

Joshua L. Laughner, Azimeh Zare, and Ronald C. Cohen

Data sets

BErkeley High Resolution (BEHR) OMI NO2 Prototype High Temporal Resolution Product J. Laughner

Short summary
Satellite measurements of the atmosphere provide global information on pollutants that play an important role in air quality. These measurements require assumed knowledge about the vertical profile of these pollutants, which are often simulated at coarse resolution in space and time. We find that simulating these inputs with better spatial and temporal resolution alters individual measurements by up to 40 % and the average measurement by up to 13 %, and increases derived emissions by up to 100 %.
Final-revised paper