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SCIAMACHY: Level 2 vertical columns of trace gases products version 5.02

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Latest Data Update: 2014-08-20
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2007-07-08
Download Stats: last 12 months
Dataset Size: 47.08K Files | 708GB


Level 2 data (vertical columns of trace gases) from the SCanning Imaging Absorption spectroMeter for Atmospheric CHartographY (SCIAMACHY). SCHIAMACHY was one of the ten instruments on-board the Envisat satellite launched from Kourou (French Guyana) on the 28th of February 2002. Envisat was operated by the European Space Agency (ESA) until May 2012. SCIAMACHY was used to provide global measurements of trace gases in the troposphere and the stratosphere. These data are calculated using the radiance observations and known absorption spectra of such gases. Fully reprocessed Level 2 data is available, with samples of near-real-time (nrt) and consolidated (result of a first processing by ESA to eliminate bad data and perform a few basic checks) data.

Citable as:  European Space Agency (2007): SCIAMACHY: Level 2 vertical columns of trace gases products version 5.02. NERC Earth Observation Data Centre, date of citation.
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: SCIAMACHY, Satellite, gases, atmosphere


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Data lineage:

Data acquired directly from European Space Agency (ESA) via a number of routes: File Transfer Protocol (FTP), Linear Tape-Open (LTO) tape transfer and Data Dissemination Service (DDS) link.

Data Quality:
Operational data
File Format:
The data are in Envisat PDS format

Process overview

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

Instrument/Platform pairings

Envisat - SCIAMACHY Deployed on: Envisat

Mobile platform operations

Mobile Platform Operation 1 Mobile Platform Operation for: Envisat

Computation Element: 1

Title Satellite deployed on Envisat
Abstract Envisat.
Input Description None
Output Description None
Software Reference None
Output Description


  • long_name: Aerosol Optical Depth
  • names: Aerosol Optical Depth
  • long_name: Aerosols
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Aerosols
  • names: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Aerosols,
  • long_name: Air Temperature
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Air Temperature
  • names: Air Temperature,
  • long_name: Atmospheric Chemistry
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Atmospheric Chemistry
  • names: Atmospheric Chemistry,
  • long_name: Atmospheric Radiation
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Atmospheric Radiation
  • names: Atmospheric Radiation,
  • long_name: Atmospheric Temperature
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Atmospheric Temperature
  • names: Atmospheric Temperature,
  • 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: Carbon And Hydrocarbon Compounds
  • names: Carbon And Hydrocarbon Compounds
  • long_name: Carbon Dioxide
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Carbon Dioxide
  • names: Carbon Dioxide,
  • long_name: Carbon Monoxide
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Carbon Monoxide
  • names:, Carbon Monoxide
  • long_name: Chlorine Dioxide
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Chlorine Dioxide
  • names: Chlorine Dioxide,
  • long_name: Cloud Optical Depth
  • names: Cloud Optical Depth
  • long_name: Clouds
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Clouds
  • names:, EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Clouds
  • long_name: Engineering
  • names: Engineering
  • long_name: Formaldehyde
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Chemistry/Carbon and Hydrocarbon Compounds > Formaldehyde
  • names:, EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Chemistry/Carbon and Hydrocarbon Compounds > Formaldehyde
  • long_name: Halons And Halogens
  • names: Halons And Halogens
  • long_name: Infrared Radiance
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Infrared Radiance
  • names:, Infrared Radiance
  • long_name: Infrared Wavelengths
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Infrared Wavelengths
  • names:, Infrared Wavelengths
  • long_name: Methane
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Chemistry/Carbon and Hydrocarbon Compounds > Methane
  • names: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Chemistry/Carbon and Hydrocarbon Compounds > Methane,
  • 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: Nitrogen Oxides
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Nitrogen Oxides
  • names:, Nitrogen Oxides
  • long_name: Nitrous Oxide
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Nitrous Oxide
  • names:, Nitrous Oxide
  • 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,
  • long_name: Temperature Profiles
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Temperature Profiles
  • names:, Temperature Profiles
  • long_name: Thickness
  • names: Thickness
  • long_name: Trace Gases
  • names: Trace Gases
  • long_name: Trace Species
  • names: Trace Species
  • long_name: Ultraviolet Radiance
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Ultraviolet Radiance
  • names: Ultraviolet Radiance,
  • long_name: Ultraviolet Wavelengths
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Ultraviolet Wavelengths
  • names:, Ultraviolet Wavelengths
  • long_name: Visible Radiance
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Visible Radiance
  • names: Visible Radiance,
  • long_name: Visible Wavelengths
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Visible Wavelengths
  • names:, Visible Wavelengths
  • long_name: Water Vapor
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Water Vapor
  • names: Water Vapor,
  • long_name: Water Vapor Profiles
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Water Vapor Profiles
  • names:, Water Vapor Profiles

Co-ordinate Variables

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Related parties
Principal Investigators (1)