EGU21-8521, updated on 04 Mar 2021
EGU General Assembly 2021
© Author(s) 2021. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

The NASA-TROPOMI Aerosol Algorithm: Evaluation of first results

Omar Torres1, Hiren Jethva2, Changwoo Ahn3, Glen Jaross1, and Diego Loyola4
Omar Torres et al.
  • 1NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, USA (
  • 2Universities Space Research Association USRA/GESTAR, Columbia, MD, USA (
  • 3Science Systems and Applications Inc., Lanham, MD, USA (
  • 4German Aerospace Center (DLR), Remote Sensing Technology Institute, Oberpfaffenhofen, 82234 Weßling, Germany (

The NASA-TROPOMI aerosol algorithm (TropOMAER), is an adaptation of the currently operational OMI near-UV (OMAERUV & OMACA) inversion schemes, that take advantage of TROPOMI’s unprecedented fine spatial resolution at UV wavelengths, and the availability of ancillary aerosol-related information to derive aerosol loading in cloud-free and above-cloud aerosols scenes. In this presentation we will introduce the NASA TROPOMI aerosol algorithm and discuss initial evaluation results of retrieved aerosol optical depth (AOD) and single scattering albedo (SSA) by direct comparison to AERONET AOD direct measurements and SSA inversions. We will also demonstrate TropOMAER retrieval capabilities in the context of recent continental scale aerosol events.

How to cite: Torres, O., Jethva, H., Ahn, C., Jaross, G., and Loyola, D.: The NASA-TROPOMI Aerosol Algorithm: Evaluation of first results, EGU General Assembly 2021, online, 19–30 Apr 2021, EGU21-8521,, 2021.

Display materials

Display file