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1 BIRA-IASB - Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy - Institut d-Aéronomie Spatiale de Belgique 2 NILU - Norwegian Institute for Air Research 3 Institute of Atmospheric Science and Climate 4 IUP - Institute of Environmental Physics Bremen 5 NIWA - National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Wellington

Abstract : We present the results of an intercomparison exercise between six different radiative transfer RT models carried out in the framework of QUILT, an EU funded project based on the exploitation of the Network for the Detection of Stratospheric Change NDSC. RT modeling is an important step in the interpretation of Differential Optical Absorption Spectroscopy DOAS observations. It allows the conversion of the slant column densities SCDs into vertical column densities VCDs using calculated air mass factors AMFs. The originality of our study resides in comparing SCD simulations in multi-axis MAX geometry trace gases: NO2 and HCHO and in taking into account the photochemical enhancement for calculating SCDs of rapidly photolysing species BrO, NO2, and OClO in zenith-sky geometry. Concerning the MAX simulations, good agreement is observed between the different models with the calculated NO2 and HCHO SCDs differing by no more than 5% in the elevation and solar zenith angles SZA ranges investigated 5°?20° and 35°?85°, respectively. The impacts of aerosol scattering, ground albedo, and relative azimuth on MAX simulations have also been tested. Large discrepancies appear for the aerosol effect, suggesting differences between models in the treatment of the aerosol scattering. A better agreement is obtained in the case of the ground albedo and relative azimuth effects. In zenith-sky geometry, the different models agree generally well, especially below 90° SZA. At higher SZA, larger discrepancies are observed with relative difference values between 2% and 14% in some cases. All the initialization data and results have been made publicly available through the QUILT project web site http:-nadir.nilu.no-quilt-, enabling the testing of other RT codes designed for the calculation of SCDs-AMFs.





Autor: F. Hendrick - M. Van Roozendael - A. Kylling - A. Petritoli - A. Rozanov - S. Sanghavi - R. Schofield - C. Von Friedeburg - T. Wa

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