A Ten-Year Record of Aerosol Absorption Properties from OMI Observations

Wednesday, 17 December 2014
Omar Torres, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, Changwoo Ahn, Science Systems and Applications, Inc., Lanham, MD, United States and Hiren T Jethva, Universities Space Research Association Greenbelt, Greenbelt, MD, United States
OMI’s unique advantage for aerosol characterization is the capability of detecting and quantifying aerosol absorption using near UV radiance measurements. This capability, unavailable to any other current aerosol sensor, makes the Aura-OMI aerosol product an important contribution to the atmospheric aerosol field. In this presentation we will briefly describe recent algorithm upgrades, summarize recently published product quality assessment studies, and discuss the main features the ten-year near- global record of aerosol absorption optical depth and single scattering albedo.