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Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment-2 (GOME-2): Atmospheric Spectral METOP-A data at Level 1b

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Latest Data Update: 2021-03-01
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2009-03-19
Download Stats: last 12 months
Dataset Size: 88.73K Files | 51TB


The Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment–2 (GOME–2), is an optical spectrometer, fed by a scan mirror which enables across–track scanning in nadir, as well as sideways viewing for polar coverage and instrument characterisation measurements using the moon. The scan mirror directs light into a telescope, designed to match the field of view of the instrument to the dimensions of the entrance slit. This scan mirror can also be directed towards internal calibration sources or towards a diffuser plate for calibration measurements using the sun.

This dataset contains atmospheric spectra (Level 1b data) from the GOME-2 instrument on-board the Eumetsat Polar System (EPS) Metop-A satellite.

Citable as:  EUMETSAT (2009): Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment-2 (GOME-2): Atmospheric Spectral METOP-A data at Level 1b. NERC Earth Observation Data Centre, date of citation.
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: GOME, ozone, trace gases


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Data collected and processed by EUMETSAT before a copy was obtained directly from EUMETSAT by NEODC

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Data are EPS native formatted.

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This dataset was generated by a combination of instruments deployed on platforms and computations as detailed below.

Instrument/Platform pairings

GOME-2 Deployed on: Metop-A

Mobile platform operations

Mobile Platform Operation 1 Mobile Platform Operation for: Metop-A

Computation Element: 1

Abstract This computation involved: DETAILS NEEDED - COMPUTATION CREATED FOR SATELLITE COMPOSITE. deployed on Metop-A. Metop-A, launched on 19 October 2006, represents the first in a series of three satellites forming the space segment of the EUMETSAT Polar System (EPS). Metop-A is Europe's first polar-orbiting meteorological satellite <div property="cedacat:introduction"> <div class="introduction">Introduction</div> <p>EPS Metop is a series of polar orbiting meteorological satellites operated by Eumetsat. The satellites are all part of the Eumetsat Polar System. The first of the series, Metop-A, was launched on October 19, 2006. </p><p>Metop-A has been designed to work in conjunction with the NOAA satellite system whereby the two satellites fly in complementary orbits. Metop-A’s polar orbit is Sun synchronous, so that the satellite track along the Earth is always at the same local time, in this case in the mid-morning. NOAA will continue to operate its mid-afternoon orbit satellite service as part of the Polar Orbit Enviromental Satellites (POES) system. <br />With an array of sophisticated instrumentation, Metop-A provides data of unprecedented accuracy and resolution on a host of different variables such as temperature and humidity, ocean surface wind speed and direction and concentrations of ozone and other trace gases – thus marking a major advance in global weather forecasting and climate monitoring capabilities.</p> <p>Instruments on board Metop-A are as follows: </p><ul> <li>IASI</li> <li>GOME-2</li> <li>ASCAT</li> <li>GRAS</li> <li>AVHRR/3</li> <li>MHS</li> <li>AMSU-A</li> <li>HIRS/4</li> </ul> <p /> </div>
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  • long_name: Aerosols
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Aerosols
  • names: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Aerosols,
  • long_name: Atmospheric Chemistry
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Atmospheric Chemistry
  • names: Atmospheric Chemistry,
  • long_name: Atmospheric Water Vapor
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Atmospheric Water Vapor
  • names: Atmospheric Water Vapor,
  • long_name: Bromine Monoxide
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Bromine Monoxide
  • names: Bromine Monoxide,
  • long_name: Halons And Halogens
  • names: Halons And Halogens
  • long_name: Nitrogen Compounds
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Nitrogen Compounds
  • names: Nitrogen Compounds,
  • long_name: Nitrogen Dioxide
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Nitrogen Dioxide
  • names: Nitrogen Dioxide,
  • long_name: Oxygen Compounds
  • names: Oxygen Compounds
  • long_name: Ozone
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Chemistry/Oxygen Compounds > Ozone
  • names: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Chemistry/Oxygen Compounds > Ozone,

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