Articles | Volume 17, issue 8
Research article
18 Apr 2017
Research article |  | 18 Apr 2017

Validation of OMI, GOME-2A and GOME-2B tropospheric NO2, SO2 and HCHO products using MAX-DOAS observations from 2011 to 2014 in Wuxi, China: investigation of the effects of priori profiles and aerosols on the satellite products

Yang Wang, Steffen Beirle, Johannes Lampel, Mariliza Koukouli, Isabelle De Smedt, Nicolas Theys, Ang Li, Dexia Wu, Pinhua Xie, Cheng Liu, Michel Van Roozendael, Trissevgeni Stavrakou, Jean-François Müller, and Thomas Wagner


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AR by Yang Wang on behalf of the Authors (15 Feb 2017)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (16 Feb 2017) by Bryan N. Duncan
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (03 Mar 2017)
ED: Reconsider after minor revisions (Editor review) (06 Mar 2017) by Bryan N. Duncan
AR by Yang Wang on behalf of the Authors (14 Mar 2017)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (15 Mar 2017) by Bryan N. Duncan
AR by Yang Wang on behalf of the Authors (15 Mar 2017)
Short summary
A long-term MAX-DOAS measurement from 2011 to 2014 was operated in Wuxi, part of the most industrialized area of the Yangtze River delta region of China. The tropospheric VCDs and vertical profiles of NO2, SO2 and HCHO derived from the MAX-DOAS are used to validate the products derived from OMI and GOME-2A/B by different scientific teams (daily- and bimonthly-averaged data). We investigate the effects of clouds, aerosols and a priori profile shapes on satellite retrievals of tropospheric VCDs.
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