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AMT | Articles | Volume 11, issue 7
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 4509–4529, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-4509-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 4509–4529, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-4509-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 27 Jul 2018

Research article | 27 Jul 2018

The importance of surface reflectance anisotropy for cloud and NO2 retrievals from GOME-2 and OMI

Alba Lorente et al.
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RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (13 Jun 2018)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (13 Jun 2018) by Michel Van Roozendael
AR by Alba Lorente on behalf of the Authors (19 Jun 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (13 Jul 2018) by Michel Van Roozendael
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Light reflected by Earth’s surface is different in each direction: it appears brighter or darker in certain viewing directions. Currently this effect is not accounted for in satellite retrievals; thus surface reflectance climatologies and cloud fractions show an east-west bias across orbits (GOME2,OMI). The effect for NO2 measurements in partly cloudy scenes is substantial. We recommend that this effect in UV/Vis sensors coherently accounted for, and will be especially beneficial for TROPOMI.
Light reflected by Earth’s surface is different in each direction: it appears brighter or...
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