Articles | Volume 18, issue 10
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 7639–7655, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-7639-2018
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 7639–7655, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-7639-2018

Research article 01 Jun 2018

Research article | 01 Jun 2018

Impact of high-resolution a priori profiles on satellite-based formaldehyde retrievals

Si-Wan Kim et al.

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ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (15 Apr 2018) by Michel Van Roozendael
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (04 May 2018)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (06 May 2018) by Michel Van Roozendael
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Formaldehyde (HCHO) is a hazardous air pollutant and is associated with tropospheric ozone production. HCHO has been monitored from space. In this study, to acquire high-quality satellite-based HCHO observations, we utilize fine-resolution atmospheric chemistry model results as an input to the computer code for satellite retrievals over the Los Angeles Basin. Our study indicates that the use of fine-resolution profile shapes helps to identify HCHO plumes from space.
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