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Supporting data for "Evaluation of version 3.0B of the BEHR OMI NO2 product"

Citation

Laughner, Joshua; Zhu, Qindan; Cohen, Ronald (2018), Supporting data for "Evaluation of version 3.0B of the BEHR OMI NO2 product", UC Berkeley Dash, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.6078/D1JT28

Abstract

This dataset contains supporting data for the paper "Evaluation of version 3.0B of the BEHR OMI NO2 product" by Laughner, Zhu, and Cohen.  Evaluation of new satellite trace gas products is an important step in proving their usefulness, and, in the case of NO2, is typically done by comparing the satellite-observed vertical column densities to independent measurements taken by aircraft or ground-based spectrometers. Input data required by the satellite retrieval may also be directly compared to measurements to assess its accuracy.

This is intermediate data generated by preprocessing other data sets to prepare it for use in the evalulation and contains primarily the in situ measurements used to evaluate the BEHR v3.0B NO2 vertical column densities and the input NO2 profiles. Data regarding the uncertainty of the product is also included.

Methods

See the citing paper for details of processing.

Usage Notes

This dataset is used by the code uploaded at https://github.com/behr-github/BEHR-v3-evaluation/tree/master. Please see the README file there for information on what files to edit to point the analysis code to this dataset.

Funding

National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Award: NNX14AK89H

National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Award: NNX15AE37G

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Award: SV3-83019