Publications

Scientific publications from the department of Satellite observations

  1. Representativeness errors in comparing chemistry transport and chemistry climate models with satellite UV–Vis tropospheric column retrievals

    Ultraviolet–visible (UV–Vis) satellite retrievals of trace gas columns of nitrogen dioxide (NO2),...

    KF Boersma, GCM Vinken, HJ Eskes | published | Geoscientific Model Development | 2016
  2. Overview of the HAIC “Space-borne Observation and Nowcasting of High Ice Water Content Regions” Sub-Project and Mid-Term Results

    The High Altitude Ice Crystals (HAIC) Sub-Project 3 (SP3) focuses on the detection of cloud regio...

    E Defer, JL Brenguier, J de Laat, J Delanoe, F Dezitter, M Faivre, A Gounou, A Guignard, JF Meirink, JM Moisselin, F Parole, A Protat, C Vanbause, A Grandin | published | SAE Technical Paper 2015-01-2123 | 2015
  3. Data assimilation of satellite-retrieved ozone, carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide with ECMWF's Composition-IFS

    Daily global analyses and 5-day forecasts are generated in the context of the European Monitoring...

    A Inness, A Blechschmidt, I Bouarar, S Chabrillat, M Crepulja, R Engelen, H Eskes, J Flemming, A Gaudel, F Hendrick, V Huijnen, L Jones, J Kapsomenakis, E Katragkou | published | Atm. Chem. Phys. | 2015
  4. Evaluation of near-surface ozone over Europe from the MACC reanalysis

    This work is an extended evaluation of near-surface ozone as part of the global reanalysis of atm...

    E Katragkou, P Zanis, A Tsikerdekis, J Kapsomenakis, D Melas, H Eskes, J Flemming, V Huijnen, A Inness, M Schultz, O Stein, C Zerefos | published | Geoscientific Model Development | 2015
  5. Validation of reactive gases and aerosols in the MACC global analysis and forecast system

    The European MACC (Monitoring Atmospheric Composition and Climate) project is preparing the opera...

    H Eskes, V Huijnen, A Arola, A Benedictow, A Blechschmidt, E Botek, O Boucher, I Bouarar, S Chabrillat, E Cuevas, R Engelen, H Flentje, A Gaudel, J Griesfeller, L Jones | published | Geoscientific Model Development | 2015
  6. NOx emission estimates during the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing

    The Nanjing Government applied temporary environmental regulations to guarantee good air quality ...

    J Ding, RJ van der A, B Mijling, PF Levelt, N Hao | published | Atm. Chem. Phys. | 2015 | 15
  7. Observing System Simulation Experiments for air quality

    This review paper provides a framework for the application of the Observing System Simulation Exp...

    RMA Timmermans, WA Lahoz, JL Attie, VH Peuch, RL Curier, DP Edwards, HJ Eskes, PJH Builtjes | published | Atmos. Environm. | 2015
  8. OMI tropospheric NO2 profiles from cloud slicing: constraints on surface emissions, convective transport and lightning NOx

    We derive annual and seasonal global climatologies of tropospheric NO2 profiles from OMI cloudy o...

    M Belmonte Rivas, P Veefkind, H Eskes, P Levelt | published | Atm. Chem. Phys. | 2015
  9. A tropospheric chemistry reanalysis for the years 2005–2012 based on an assimilation of OMI, MLS, TES, and MOPITT satellite data

    We present the results from an 8-year tropospheric chemistry reanalysis for the period 2005–2012 ...

    K Miyazaki, HJ Eskes, K Sudo | published | Atm. Chem. Phys. | 2016
  10. Evaluation of the MACC operational forecast system – potential and challenges of global near-real-time modelling with respect to reactive gases in the troposphere

    The Monitoring Atmospheric Composition and Climate (MACC) project represents the European Union's...

    A Wagner, AM Blechschmidt, I Bouarar, EG Brunke, C Clerbaux, M Cupeiro, P Cristofanelli, H Eskes | published | Atm. Chem. Phys. | 2015
  11. Data assimilation in atmospheric chemistry models: current status and future prospects for coupled chemistry meteorology models

    Data assimilation is used in atmospheric chemistry models to improve air quality forecasts, const...

    M Bouquet, H Elbern, H Eskes, M Hirtl, R Zabkar, GR Carmichael, J Flemming, A Inness, M Pagowski, JL Perez Camino, PE Saide, R San Jose, M Sofiev, J Vira, A Baklanov | published | Atm. Chem. Phys. | 2015
  12. An EarthCARE/ATLID simulator to evaluate cloud description in climate models

    Clouds still remain the largest source of uncertainty in model-based predictions of future climat...

    M Reverdy, H Chepfer, DP Donovan, V Noel, G Cesana, C Hoareau, M Chiriaco, S Bastin | published | J. Geophys. Res. | 2015
  13. PenWP Test Plan and Test Report version 2.0

    Test Plan and Test Report for the Pencil beam Wind Processor (PenWP) software package produced in...

    A Verhoef, J Vogelzang, J Verspeek, A Stoffelen | 2015 | EUMETSAT | 2015
  14. Interannual variability of nitrogen oxides emissions from boreal fires in Siberia and Alaska during 1996-2011 as observed from space

    Past studies suggest that forest fires contribute significantly to the formation of ozone in the ...

    H Tanimoto, K Ikeda, KF Boersma, RJ van der A, S Garivait | published | Environmental Research Letters | 2015
  15. Extended and refined multi sensor reanalysis of total ozone for the period 1970-2012

    The ozone multi-sensor reanalysis (MSR) is a multi-decadal ozone column data record constructed u...

    RJ van der A, MAF Allaart, HJ Eskes | published | Atmospheric Measurement Techniques | 2015
  16. ASCAT-A backscatter anomalies in September and October 2014

    In September and October 2014 two small anomalies occurred for the ASCAT-A scatterometer. This do...

    JA Verspeek, A Stoffelen | 2015 | KNMI | 2015
  17. A depolarisation lidar-based method for the determination of liquid-cloud microphysical properties

    DP Donovan, H Klein Baltink, JS Henzing, SR de Roode, AP Siebesma | published | Atmospheric Measurement Techniques | 2015 | 8
  18. Towards the retrieval of tropospheric ozone with the Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI)

    We have assessed the sensitivity of the operational Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) ozone profi...

    T Mielonen, JF de Haan, JCA van Peet, M Eremenko, JP Veefkind | published | Atmospheric Measurement Techniques | 2015 | 8
  19. Round-robin evaluation of nadir ozone profile retrievals: methodology and application to MetOp-A GOME-2

    A methodology for the round-robin evaluation and the geophysical validation of ozone profile data...

    A Keppens, JC Lambert, J Granville, G Miles, R Siddans, JCA van Peet, RJ van der A, D Hubert, T Verhoelst, A Delcloo, S Godin-Beekmann, R Kivi, R Stübi, C Zehner | published | Atmospheric Measurement Techniques | 2015 | 8
  20. Statistical Quality Control of High-Resolution Winds of Different Radiosonde Types for Climatology Analysis

    Quality control (QC) is among the most important steps in any data processing. These steps are el...

    K Houchi, A Stoffelen, GJ Marseille, J de Kloe | published | J. Atm. Oceanic Technol. | 2015 | 32
  21. ASCAT wind quality under high subcell wind variability conditions

    The assessment and validation of the quality of satellite scatterometer vector winds is challengi...

    W Lin, M Portabella, A Stoffelen, J Vogelzang, A Verhoef | published | J. Geophys. Res. | 2015
  22. ASCAT Wind Quality Control Near Rain

    In this paper, anomalous spatial gradients are investigated by an image processing method, known ...

    W Lin, M Portabella, A Stoffelen, A Verhoef, A Turiel | published | IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing | 2015
  23. A regional air quality forecasting system over Europe: the MACC-II daily ensemble production

    V Marecal, VH Peuch, C Andersson, S Andersson, J Arteta, M Beekman, A Benedictow, R Bergstrom, B Bessagnet, A Cansado, HJ Eskes, U Kumar, PFJ van Velthoven, R Versendaal, et al | published | Geoscientific Model Development | 2015
  24. Evaluation of the operational Aerosol Layer Height retrieval algorithm for Sentinel-5 Precursor

    An algorithm setup for the operational Aerosol Layer Height product for TROPOMI on the Sentinel-5...

    AJ Sanders, JF de Haan, M Sneep, A Apituley, P Stammes, MO Vieitez, LG Tilstra, ONE Tuinder, CE Koning, JP Veefkind | published | Atmospheric Measurement Techniques | 2015 | 8
  25. Visualizing the ill-posedness of the inversion of a canopy radiative transfer model: A case study for Sentinel-2

    Monitoring biophysical and biochemical vegetation variables in space and time is key to understan...

    R Zurita Milla, VCE Laurent, JAE van Gijsel | published | International Journal of Applied Earth Observation | 2015 | 43