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AMT | Articles | Volume 12, issue 2
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 1251–1275, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-1251-2019
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the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 1251–1275, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-1251-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 27 Feb 2019

Research article | 27 Feb 2019

Monitoring aerosols over Europe: an assessment of the potential benefit of assimilating the VIS04 measurements from the future MTG/FCI geostationary imager

Maxence Descheemaecker et al.
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RR by Renske Timmermans (02 Feb 2019)
RR by Angela Benedetti (07 Feb 2019)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (07 Feb 2019) by Thomas Eck
AR by Matthieu Plu on behalf of the Authors (11 Feb 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
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The future Flexible Combined Imager (FCI) on board MeteoSat Third Generation is expected to improve the detection and the quantification of aerosols. The study assesses the potential of FCI/VIS04 channel for monitoring air pollution in Europe. An observing system simulation experiment in MOCAGE is developed, and they show a large positive impact of the assimilation over a 4-month period and particularly during a severe pollution episode. The added value of geostationary data is also assessed.
The future Flexible Combined Imager (FCI) on board MeteoSat Third Generation is expected to...
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