Radiative Transfer Modeling (RTM)

rtm schematic
Schematic of the retrieval algorithm applied to solar stray light measurements carried out in the Volkamer group.


The initial product of solar stray light measurements is Slant Column Density (SCD) which is the integrated concentration of trace gases along all light paths. This quantity can be inverted in order to quantify aerosol properties (optical and microphysical) and trace gas vertical information.

Dix et al. (2016) - Parameterization retrieval of trace gas volume mixing ratios from Airborne MAX-DOAS

Ortega et al. (2016) - Elevated aerosol layers modify the O2-O2 absorption measured by ground-based MAX-DOAS