Articles | Volume 19, issue 5
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 3307–3324, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-3307-2019
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 3307–3324, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-3307-2019

Research article 14 Mar 2019

Research article | 14 Mar 2019

Multi-satellite retrieval of single scattering albedo using the OMI–MODIS algorithm

Kruthika Eswaran et al.

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AR by Kruthika Eswaran on behalf of the Authors (06 Dec 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (08 Dec 2018) by Fangqun Yu
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (22 Dec 2018)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (24 Feb 2019)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (25 Feb 2019) by Fangqun Yu
AR by Kruthika Eswaran on behalf of the Authors (01 Mar 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Short summary
Multiple satellite retrieval algorithms are used to counter problems, such as cloud contamination, faced by sensors with large pixel sizes. This work uses one such algorithm to retrieve a parameter (single scattering albedo) over the oceans. It was found that the joint algorithm performed better than the original when aerosols were present near the surface. Discrepancy between the measurements was seen when elevated aerosols were present which might not have been detected by cruise instruments.
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