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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - OMPS-L -
Full Name Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite Limb Profiler Status Being developed
Instrument Agencies NASA, NOAA Maturity
Instrument Type Atmospheric chemistry Geometry
Instrument Technology Limb-scanning SW spectrometer Sampling Sounding
Data Access Open Access Data Format HDF-5
Measurements and Applications Measures total amount of ozone in the atmosphere and the ozone concentration variation with altitude.
Resolution Summary 1 km vertical
Swath Summary 3 vertical slits along track +/- 250 km
Accuracy Summary Total Ozone 15 Dobson units. Profile Ozone 10% between 15 and 60 km; 20% between Tropopause and 15 km
Waveband Summary Limb soundings UV - TIR 0.29 - 10 um
UV (~0.01 µm - ~0.40 µm)
VIS (~0.40 µm - ~0.75 µm)
NIR (~0.75 µm - ~1.3 µm)
SWIR (~1.3 µm - ~3.0 µm)
MWIR (~3.0 µm - ~6.0 µm)
TIR (~6.0 µm - ~15.0 µm)
Instrument Measurements
CategoryParameterAccuracy
AerosolsAerosol Extinction / Backscatter (HT, LS, HS&M)0.25 [m-1]
OzoneOzone profile0.1 [ppm]
Instrument Missions
JPSS-2 - Joint Polar Satellite System - 2 (2021 - 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)
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