Validation of OMI satellite erythemal daily dose retrievals using ground-based measurements from fourteen stations

Mateos, D. and Bilbao, J. and Kudish, A. I. and Parisi, A. V. and Carbajal, G. and di Sarra, A. and Roman, R. and de Miguel, A. (2013) Validation of OMI satellite erythemal daily dose retrievals using ground-based measurements from fourteen stations. Remote Sensing of Environment, 128. pp. 1-10. ISSN 0034-4257


The satellite Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) erythemal daily dose (EDD) product is validated through an inter-comparison with ground-based measurements at 14 ground-based stations distributed worldwide between 43ºN and 64ºS in 5 different countries of both hemispheres: Argentina, Australia, Italy, Israel, and Spain. The obtained results show that OMI data overestimate ground-based EDD measurements except in the high surface albedo stations (e.g., covered by snow), in agreement with the results reported by previous studies. The average differences between satellite and ground-based data reached a maximum ~25% for all-sky cases. When cloudless conditions are selected, removing intra-daily changes in cloudiness, the agreement improves, although average differences between 10-20% still appear for seven low-albedo stations. The influences of ozone and aerosol on the observed differences show opposite trends: viz., high ozone column values result in a decrease whereas high turbidity conditions produce an increase in the differences. A correction factor based on the aerosol absorbing optical thickness was applied to correct for this effect, which is not considered in the OMI algorithm. After the correction, the comparison between OMI and ground-based EDD measurements provides the best results, falling below 20% of difference for more than 90% of the cases at 8 stations. Dependence with the station altitude is also noted for both all-sky and clear-sky cases.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2012 Elsevier Inc. Published version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Biological and Physical Sciences
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2013 03:40
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2014 06:22
Uncontrolled Keywords: OMI; erythemal; UV; aerosols; satellite; ozone
Fields of Research : 04 Earth Sciences > 0401 Atmospheric Sciences > 040108 Tropospheric and Stratospheric Physics
02 Physical Sciences > 0299 Other Physical Sciences > 029999 Physical Sciences not elsewhere classified
04 Earth Sciences > 0401 Atmospheric Sciences > 040103 Atmospheric Radiation
Socio-Economic Objective: D Environment > 96 Environment > 9602 Atmosphere and Weather > 960202 Atmospheric Processes and Dynamics
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2012.09.015

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