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Mini MAX-DOAS measurements of air pollutants over China

Städt, Steffen (2016) Mini MAX-DOAS measurements of air pollutants over China. Master's, Freie Universität Berlin.

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Abstract

This study continues the work of Clémer et al. (2010) and is aimed to improve trace gas retrievals with mini MAX-DOAS measurements in Nanjing. Based on that work, Aerosol extinction vertical profiles are retrieved using the bePRO inversion algorithm developed by the Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy (BIRA-IASB). Afterwards, the tropospheric trace gas vertical profiles and vertical column densities (VCDs) are retrieved by applying the optimal estimation method to the O4 MAX-DOAS measurements. The Profiles for NO2, SO2, glyoxal, formaldehyde and nitrous acid are obtained with different results and different settings for the DOAS measurement. The AODs show small positive correlation against the AERONET values. For NO2, the retrieval shows reasonable concentrations in winter than in summer and has small positive correlations with GOME-2 data. The SO2 VCDs are not correlated with the GOME-2 data, due to high uncertainties from MAX-DOAS and satellite retrievals, while the vertical mixing ratios (VMR)show good agreement with in-situ data (SORPES) at Nanjing. Nitrous acid shows a maximum in winter and a minimum in summer, while glyoxal has its maximum in August and September.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/108607/
Document Type:Thesis (Master's)
Title:Mini MAX-DOAS measurements of air pollutants over China
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Städt, SteffenUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date:23 May 2016
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Number of Pages:91
Status:Published
Keywords:Air pollution, MAX-DOAS, NO2, profile, aerosol, SO2, glyoxal, China
Institution:Freie Universität Berlin
Department:Institut für Meteorologie
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Ozon-SAF (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Remote Sensing Technology Institute > Atmospheric Processors
Deposited By: Hao, Dr. Nan
Deposited On:29 Nov 2016 17:05
Last Modified:29 Nov 2016 17:05

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