Articles | Volume 23, issue 12
Research article
28 Jun 2023
Research article |  | 28 Jun 2023

Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) UV aerosol index data analysis over the Arctic region for future data assimilation and climate forcing applications

Blake T. Sorenson, Jianglong Zhang, Jeffrey S. Reid, Peng Xian, and Shawn L. Jaker

Data sets

OMI/Aura Near UV Aerosol Optical Depth and Single Scatter Albedo 1-orbit L2 Swath 13x24 km V003 O. Torres

Short summary
We quality-control Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) aerosol index data by identifying row anomalies and removing systematic biases, using the data to quantify trends in UV-absorbing aerosols over the Arctic region. We found decreasing trends in UV-absorbing aerosols in spring months and increasing trends in summer months. For the first time, observational evidence of increasing trends in UV-absorbing aerosols over the North Pole is found using the OMI data, especially over the last half decade.
Final-revised paper