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AMT | Articles | Volume 11, issue 12
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 6439-6479, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-6439-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Special issue: TROPOMI on Sentinel-5 Precursor: data products and...

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 6439-6479, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-6439-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 04 Dec 2018

Research article | 04 Dec 2018

Pre-launch calibration results of the TROPOMI payload on-board the Sentinel-5 Precursor satellite

Quintus Kleipool et al.
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This paper reports on the pre-launch calibration of the TROPOMI instrument on board ESA's Sentinel 5P satellite. This calibration is needed to convert the raw instrument digital data to physical quantities like Earth radiance and Sun irradiance. From these quantities atmospheric properties can be derived. The paper shows that the chosen approach to calibration and analysis was successful and that the achieved accuracy makes high-quality observations of the Earth's atmosphere feasible.
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