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ESA Water Visible Absorption Cross-Section measurements

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Latest Data Update: 2001-10-10
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2007-02-20
Download Stats: last 12 months
Dataset Size: 3 Files | 4MB


The 'Measurement of H2O Absorption Cross-Sections for the Exploitation of GOME’ project is a European Space Agency (ESA) funded study. The GOME (Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment) instruments are downward-viewing satellite-borne spectrometers. The study, undertaken between April 1999 and August 2000, has significantly improved knowledge of the absorption cross-sections and line parameters for water vapour in the near-infrared and visible spectral regions through a powerful combination of laboratory measurements, spectral analysis, and theoretical calculations. The dataset contains distributions and vertical profiles of atmospheric chemical species (in particular ozone) as well as the distribution of trace atmospheric species. This dataset is public.

Citable as:  Molecular Spectroscopy Facility; European Space Agency (2007): ESA Water Visible Absorption Cross-Section measurements. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation.
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: ESA-WV, Water Vapour


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Public data: access to these data is available to both registered and non-registered users.
Use of these data is covered by the following licence: When using these data you must cite them correctly using the citation given on the CEDA Data Catalogue record.
Data lineage:

Data acquired from the Molecular Spectroscopy Facility (MSF) at the STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) for archiving at the BADC.

Data Quality:
Research data
File Format:
Data are Hitran 1996 formatted

Process overview

This dataset was generated by instruments deployed on platforms as listed below.
Output Description


  • long_name: Water Vapor
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Water Vapor
  • names: Water Vapor,

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