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AMT | Articles | Volume 12, issue 4
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 2067-2084, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-2067-2019
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Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 2067-2084, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-2067-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 04 Apr 2019

Research article | 04 Apr 2019

OMI total bromine monoxide (OMBRO) data product: algorithm, retrieval and measurement comparisons

Raid M. Suleiman et al.
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This paper presents the retrieval algorithm for the operational OMBRO data product and shows comparisons with correlative measurements and retrieval results. We highlight the physics of the retrieval. We compare the OMBRO products with other satellite and in situ measurements of BrO and illustrate the quality of the product on a global scale. We study OMBRO enhancements in volcanic plumes and over salt lakes. We also discuss the shortcomings and future updates of the OMBRO product.
This paper presents the retrieval algorithm for the operational OMBRO data product and shows...
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