Articles | Volume 21, issue 17
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 12867–12894, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-12867-2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 12867–12894, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-12867-2021

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 et al.

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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
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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.
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