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-2SCIAMACHYOMIMODIS, and OSIRIS satellite instruments; LIDORT radiative transfer model; GEOS-Chem chemical transport model

Project Leaders:


Cooper, M. J., R. V. Martin, D. K. Henze, D.B.A. Jones, Effects of a priori profile shape assumptions on comparisons between satellite NO2 columns and model simulations. Atmos. Chem. and Phys., doi: 10.5194/acp-20-7231-2020, 2020. [Link]

Cooper, M.J., R.V. Martin, M.S. Hammer, and C.A. McLinden, An observation-based correction for aerosol effects on nitrogen dioxide column retrievals using the Absorbing Aerosol IndexGeophysical Research Letters, doi:10.1029/2019GL083673, 2019. [Link]

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 concentrationsJ. 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 geometryAtmos. 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 inventoriesGeophys. 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 midlatitudesJ. 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 InstrumentJ. 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 AmericaJ. Geophys. Res., 111, D15308, doi:10.1029/2005JD006680, 2006. [Full Text (PDF)]