THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - OMPS-L -
Full Name Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite Limb Profiler Status Operational
Instrument Agencies NASA, NOAA Maturity
Instrument Type Atmospheric chemistry Geometry Limb-scanning
Instrument Technology Limb-scanning SW spectrometer Sampling Sounding
Data Access Open Access Data Format HDF-5
Measurements and Applications Measures high resolution vertical distribution of ozone and aerosols.
Resolution Summary 1 km vertical
[Best Resolution: 1200m]
Swath Summary 3 vertical slits along track +/- 250 km
Accuracy Summary Relative accuracy: the larger of 10% or 20 ppb in ozone from tropopause to 60 km, 20% aerosol extinction from tropopause to 35 km.
Waveband Summary 280 - 1020 nm
UV (~0.01 µm - ~0.40 µm)
VIS (~0.40 µm - ~0.75 µm)
NIR (~0.75 µm - ~1.3 µm)
Instrument Measurements
Measurements Overview
CategoryParameter
AerosolsAerosol Extinction / Backscatter (HT, LS, HS&M)
OzoneO3 Mole Fraction
Thematic Links Global Climate Observing System Essential Climate Variables (GCOS ECVs)
ECVDescriptionProduct(s)ECV Inventory 3.0 Record(s)
Aerosols properties click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Ozone click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Instrument Missions
Suomi NPP - Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (2011 - 2024)
JPSS-2 - Joint Polar Satellite System - 2 (2022 - 2028)
JPSS-3 - Joint Polar Satellite System - 3 (Polar Follow-on) (2026 - 2033)
JPSS-4 - Joint Polar Satellite System - 4 (Polar Follow-0n) (2031 - 2038)
Copyright CEOS | About | Site Search | Report an Issue Researched and written by Symbios