We use measurements from a variety of satellite instruments to understand processes affecting global atmospheric composition. In many cases, this effort involves developing retrieval algorithms to infer atmospheric composition from observed spectra. The major instruments that we use and current applications are listed below.
ACE-FTS: upper tropospheric ozone, lightning NOx emissions
CALIPSO: air quality, aerosol wet scavenging
MAIA: composition of fine particulate matter (PM2.5)
MISR: air quality, aerosol wet scavenging
MODIS: air quality, aerosol wet scavenging, aerosol retrievals
OMI: NOx and SO2 emissions, air quality, nitrogen deposition, NO2 and SO2 retrievals
OSIRIS: upper tropospheric O3, lightning NOx, aerosol retrievals
PHEOS (PCW/PHEMOS): instrument design and planning
SCIAMACHY: NO2 and SO2 retrievals, NOx and SO2 emissions
TEMPO: North American air quality
Partnership with NASA, EP, NOAA, and Sonoma Tech for Near Real Time PM2.5 Estimates:
Top right image: CALIPSO; bottom right image: Odin-OSIRIS.