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ESA Aerosol Climate Change Initiative (Aerosol CCI): Level 3 aerosol products from GOMOS (AERGOM algorithm), Version 2.19

Latest Data Update: 2016-05-07
Status: Superseded
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2016-05-07
Download Stats: last 12 months
Dataset Size: 737 Files | 336MB

This dataset has been superseded. See Latest Version here

The ESA Climate Change Initiative Aerosol project has produced a number of global aerosol Essential Climate Variable (ECV) products from a set of European satellite instruments with different characteristics.

This dataset comprises the Level 3 aerosol monthly products from GOMOS, using the AERGOM algorithm, version 2.19 and was produced by BIRA (Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy).

The data are stored as 5 day averages and standard deviations of a range of aerosol variables, on global 2.5 degree x 10 degree latitutude/longitude grids, and in NetCDF format. The horizontal resolution is 0.5km.

The variables included are: Stratospheric Aerosol Optical Depth (AOD), Angstrom coefficient, extinction profile.

For further details about these data products please see the linked documentation.

Citable as:  ESA Aerosols CCI project team; de Leeuw, G.; Popp, T. (2016): ESA Aerosol Climate Change Initiative (Aerosol CCI): Level 3 aerosol products from GOMOS (AERGOM algorithm), Version 2.19. Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, date of citation.
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: ESA, CCI


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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 were processed by the ESA CCI Aerosol project team and supplied to CEDA in the context of the ESA CCI Open Data Portal Project.

File Format:
Data are in NetCDF format

Process overview

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

Instrument/Platform pairings

ENVISAT GOMOS Deployed on: Envisat

Mobile platform operations

Mobile Platform Operation 1 Mobile Platform Operation for: Envisat
Output Description


  • long_name: Aerosols
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Aerosols
  • names: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Aerosols,
  • units: 1
  • standard_name: cloud_area_fraction
  • long_name: Polar Stratospheric Clouds (PSC) occurrence frequency
  • var_id: PSC_occ
  • standard_name: altitude
  • var_id: altitude
  • units: km
  • long_name: altitude

Co-ordinate Variables

  • units: degrees_north
  • standard_name: latitude
  • var_id: latitude
  • long_name: latitude
  • units: degrees_east
  • standard_name: longitude
  • var_id: longitude
  • long_name: longitude
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