Title: On the Retrieval of Volcanic Sulfur Dioxide Emissions from GOME Backscatter Measurements
Authors: WERNER ThomasERBERTSEDER T.VAN ROOSENDAEL M.VERDEBOUT JEANBALIS D.MELETI C.ZEREFOS C.
Citation: JOURNAL OF ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY vol. 50 p. 295-320
Publisher: SPRINGER
Publication Year: 2005
JRC N°: JRC31546
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC31546
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: Volcanic SO2 emmissions are retrieved from the backscattered UV signal of GOME. The last major eruptions of Mount Etna were in July/August and October 2001. The study shows that the emitted SO2 is confined in the troposphere; this was confirmed by Lidar observations. The area of influence of Mount Etna extends from Western Sahara to Greece and even to Near Eastern countries and down to Tchad. The study also shows that information on the plume height and aerosol load are necessary for a reliable retrieval of SO2 amounts with a space sensor.
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