Articles | Volume 20, issue 12
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 7231–7241, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-7231-2020
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 7231–7241, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-7231-2020
Research article
23 Jun 2020
Research article | 23 Jun 2020

Effects of a priori profile shape assumptions on comparisons between satellite NO2 columns and model simulations

Matthew J. Cooper et al.

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Comparisons between satellite-retrieved and model-simulated NO2 columns are affected by differences between the model vertical profile and the assumed profile used in the retrieval process. We examine how such differences impact NOx emission estimates from satellite observations. Larger differences between the simulated and assumed profile shape correspond to larger emission errors. This reveals the importance of using consistent profile information when comparing satellite columns to models.
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