Articles | Volume 15, issue 8
Development and technical paper
21 Apr 2022
Development and technical paper |  | 21 Apr 2022

Estimating aerosol emission from SPEXone on the NASA PACE mission using an ensemble Kalman smoother: observing system simulation experiments (OSSEs)

Athanasios Tsikerdekis, Nick A. J. Schutgens, Guangliang Fu, and Otto P. Hasekamp


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • CEC1: 'Comment on gmd-2021-288', Juan Antonio Añel, 19 Nov 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on CEC1', Athanasios Tsikerdekis, 07 Feb 2022
  • RC1: 'Comment on gmd-2021-288', Anonymous Referee #1, 08 Dec 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC1', Athanasios Tsikerdekis, 07 Feb 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on gmd-2021-288', Anonymous Referee #2, 17 Jan 2022
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC2', Athanasios Tsikerdekis, 07 Feb 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Athanasios Tsikerdekis on behalf of the Authors (07 Feb 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (24 Feb 2022) by Samuel Remy
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (28 Feb 2022)
ED: Publish as is (10 Mar 2022) by Samuel Remy
AR by Athanasios Tsikerdekis on behalf of the Authors (18 Mar 2022)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
In our study we quantify the ability of the future satellite sensor SPEXone, part of the NASA PACE mission, to estimate aerosol emissions. The sensor will be able to retrieve accurate information of aerosol light extinction and most importantly light absorption. We simulate SPEXone spatial coverage and combine it with an aerosol model. We found that SPEXone will be able to estimate species-specific (e.g. dust, sea salt, organic or black carbon, sulfates) aerosol emissions very accurately.