Staff Publications

Staff Publications

  • external user (warningwarning)
  • Log in as
  • language uk
  • About

    'Staff publications' is the digital repository of Wageningen University & Research

    'Staff publications' contains references to publications authored by Wageningen University staff from 1976 onward.

    Publications authored by the staff of the Research Institutes are available from 1995 onwards.

    Full text documents are added when available. The database is updated daily and currently holds about 240,000 items, of which 72,000 in open access.

    We have a manual that explains all the features 

Record number 536981
Title Algorithm theoretical baseline for formaldehyde retrievals from S5P TROPOMI and from the QA4ECV project
Author(s) Smedt, Isabelle De; Theys, Nicolas; Yu, Huan; Danckaert, Thomas; Lerot, Christophe; Compernolle, Steven; Roozendael, Michel Van; Richter, Andreas; Hilboll, Andreas; Peters, Enno; Pedergnana, Mattia; Loyola, Diego; Beirle, Steffen; Wagner, Thomas; Eskes, Henk; Geffen, Jos Van; Folkert Boersma, Klaas; Veefkind, Pepijn
Source Atmospheric Measurement Techniques 11 (2018)4. - ISSN 1867-1381 - p. 2395 - 2426.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-2395-2018
Department(s) Sub-department of Environmental Technology
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2018
Abstract On board the Copernicus Sentinel-5 Precursor (S5P) platform, the TROPOspheric Monitoring Instrument (TROPOMI) is a double-channel, nadir-viewing grating spectrometer measuring solar back-scattered earthshine radiances in the ultraviolet, visible, near-infrared, and shortwave infrared with global daily coverage. In the ultraviolet range, its spectral resolution and radiometric performance are equivalent to those of its predecessor OMI, but its horizontal resolution at true nadir is improved by an order of magnitude. This paper introduces the formaldehyde (HCHO) tropospheric vertical column retrieval algorithm implemented in the S5P operational processor and comprehensively describes its various retrieval steps. Furthermore, algorithmic improvements developed in the framework of the EU FP7-project QA4ECV are described for future updates of the processor. Detailed error estimates are discussed in the light of Copernicus user requirements and needs for validation are highlighted. Finally, verification results based on the application of the algorithm to OMI measurements are presented, demonstrating the performances expected for TROPOMI.
Comments
There are no comments yet. You can post the first one!
Post a comment
 
Please log in to use this service. Login as Wageningen University & Research user or guest user in upper right hand corner of this page.