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Volume 10, issue 10
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 3719-3742, 2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
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Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 3719-3742, 2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 12 Oct 2017

Research article | 12 Oct 2017

MAX-DOAS measurements of HONO slant column densities during the MAD-CAT campaign: inter-comparison, sensitivity studies on spectral analysis settings, and error budget

Yang Wang et al.
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Slant column densities of nitrous acid (HONO) derived from different MAX-DOAS instruments and retrieval software are systematically compared for the first time during the Multi Axis DOAS – Comparison campaign for Aerosols and Trace gases (MAD-CAT) campaign held at MPIC in Mainz, Germany, from June to October 2013. Through the inter-comparisons and sensitivity studies we quantified the uncertainties in the DOAS fits of HONO from different sources and concluded a recommended setting.
Slant column densities of nitrous acid (HONO) derived from different MAX-DOAS instruments and...