Articles | Volume 21, issue 17
Technical note
31 Aug 2021
Technical note |  | 31 Aug 2021

Technical note: Evaluation of profile retrievals of aerosols and trace gases for MAX-DOAS measurements under different aerosol scenarios based on radiative transfer simulations

Xin Tian, Yang Wang, Steffen Beirle, Pinhua Xie, Thomas Wagner, Jin Xu, Ang Li, Steffen Dörner, Bo Ren, and Xiaomei Li


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Referee comment on acp-2021-45', Anonymous Referee #1, 28 Apr 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Xin Tian, 01 Jul 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-45', Anonymous Referee #2, 01 May 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Xin Tian, 01 Jul 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Xin Tian on behalf of the Authors (01 Jul 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (02 Aug 2021) by Jerome Brioude
AR by Xin Tian on behalf of the Authors (03 Aug 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
The performances of two MAX-DOAS inversion algorithms were evaluated for various aerosol pollution scenarios. One inversion algorithm is based on optimal estimation; the other uses a parameterized approach. In this analysis, three types of profile shapes for aerosols and NO2 were considered: exponential, Boltzmann, and Gaussian. The evaluation results can effectively guide the application of the two inversion algorithms in the actual atmosphere and improve the accuracy of the actual inversion.
Final-revised paper