Satellite Retrievals

Space-based observations of tropospheric NO2, SO2, and aerosols offer the potential to improve our understanding of emissions, of surface air quality, and, more generally, of NOx, SOx, and aerosol chemistry.

Tools: GOME-2, SCIAMACHY, OMI, MODIS, and OSIRIS satellite instruments; LIDORT radiative transfer model; GEOS-Chem chemical transport model

Project Leaders:

Melanie Hammer Aaron van Donkelaar


Hammer, M.S., R.V. Martin, A. van Donkelaar, V. Buchard, O. Torres, D.A. Ridley, R.J.D. Spurr, Interpreting the Ultraviolet Aerosol Index Observed with the OMI Satellite Instrument to Understand Absorption by Organic Aerosols: Implications for Atmospheric Oxidation and Direct Radiative Effects, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 2507-2523, 2016. [Link]

van Donkelaar, A., R.V. Martin, R. J. D. Spurr, E. Drury, L. A. Remer, R. C. Levy, and J. Wang, Optimal estimation for global ground-level fine particulate matter concentrations, J. Geophys. Res., 118, doi: 10.1002/jgrd.50479, 2013. [Full Text (PDF)]

Wiacek, A., R. V. Martin, A. E. Bourassa, N. D. Lloyd, and D. A. Degenstein, Absorbing aerosol radiative effects in the limb-scatter viewing geometry, Atmos. Meas. Tech.6, 2761-2776, doi:10.5194/amt-6-2761-2013, 2013. [Full Text (PDF)]

Lamsal, L.N., R.V. Martin, A. Padmanabhan, A. van Donkelaar, Q. Zhang, C.E. Sioris, K. Chance, T.P. Kurosu and M.J. Newchurch, Application of satellite observations for timely updates to global anthropogenic NOx emission inventories, Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L05810, doi:10.1029/2010GL046476, 2011. [Full Text (PDF)]

Lamsal, L.N., R.V. Martin, A. van Donkelaar, E.A. Celarier, R.K. Boersma, R. Dirksen, C. Luo, and Y. Wang, 2010. Indirect validation of tropospheric nitrogen dioxide retrieved from the OMI satellite instrument: Insight into the seasonal variation of nitrogen oxides at northern midlatitudes, J. Geophys. Res., 115, D05302, doi:10.1029/2009JD013351. [Full Text (PDF)]

Lee, C., R.V. Martin, A. van Donkelaar, G. OBryne, N. Krotkov, A. Richter, G. Huey, and J.S. Holloway, Retrieval of vertical columns of sulfur dioxide from SCIAMACHY and OMI: Air mass factor algorithm development and validation, and error analysis J. Geophys. Res., 114, D22303, doi:10.1029/2009JD012123, 2009. [Full Text (PDF)]

Lamsal, L.N., R.V. Martin, A. van Donkelaar, M. Steinbacher, E.A. Celarier, E. Bucsela, E.J. Dunlea, and J.P. Pinto, Ground-level nitrogen dioxide concentrations inferred from the satellite-borne Ozone Monitoring Instrument, J. Geophys. Res., 113, D16308, doi:10.1029/2007JD009235, 2008. [Full Text (PDF)]

Martin, R.V., C.E. Sioris, K. Chance, T.B. Ryerson, T.H. Bertram, P.J. Wooldridge, R.C. Cohen, J.A. Neuman, A. Swanson, and F.M. Flocke, Evaluation of space-based constraints on global nitrogen oxide emissions with regional aircraft measurements over and downwind of eastern North America, J. Geophys. Res., 111, D15308, doi:10.1029/2005JD006680, 2006. [Full Text (PDF)]