Articles | Volume 17, issue 7
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 4687–4709, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-4687-2017

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

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 4687–4709, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-4687-2017

Research article 11 Apr 2017

Research article | 11 Apr 2017

OMI air-quality monitoring over the Middle East

Michael P. Barkley et al.

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Using Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) trace gas vertical column observations of NO2, HCHO, SO2, and CHOCHO, we have conducted a robust and detailed time series analysis to assess changes in local air quality for over 1000 locations (focussing on urban, oil refinery, oil port, and power plant targets) over the Middle East for 2005–2014. We find that for many locations in the Middle East, OMI observes a degradation in air quality during this time period.
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