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CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - GOME-2 -
Full Name Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment - 2 Status Operational
Instrument Agencies EUMETSAT, ESA Maturity
Instrument Type Atmospheric chemistry Geometry Cross-track scanning
Instrument Technology High-resolution nadir-scanning SW spectrometer Sampling Imaging
Data Access Open Access Data Format Native
Measurements and Applications Measurement of total column amounts and stratospheric and tropospheric profiles of ozone. Also amounts of H20, NO2, OClO, BrO, SO2 and HCHO.
Resolution Summary Horizontal: 40 x 40 km (960 km swath) to 40 x 5 km (for polarization monitoring)
Swath Summary 120 - 960 km
Accuracy Summary Cloud top height: 1 km (rms), Outgoing short wave radiation and solar irradiance: 5 W/m2, Trace gas profile: 10 - 20%, Specific humidity profile: 10 - 50 g/kg
Waveband Summary UV - NIR: 0.24 - 0.79 µm (resolution 0.2 - 0.4 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 optical depth (column/profile)
Aerosol absorption optical depth (column/profile)
Atmospheric Humidity FieldsAtmospheric specific humidity (HT, LS)
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperatureCloud top height
OzoneO3 Mole Fraction
Radiation budgetDownwelling (Incoming) solar radiation at TOA
Upward short-wave irradiance at TOA
Upward long-wave irradiance at TOA
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 Record ID: 11973
Earth Radiation Budget click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Ozone click here click here Record ID: 11499
Record ID: 11498
Record ID: 10915
Record ID: 10914
Multi Sensor Reanalysis of total ozone, ...
find more ECV Inventory records
Water Vapour (upper air) click here click here Record ID: 10618
Record ID: 10616
Instrument Missions
Metop-A - Meteorological Operational Polar Satellite - A (2006 - 2021)
Metop-B - Meteorological Operational Polar Satellite - B (2012 - 2024)
Metop-C - Meteorological Operational Polar Satellite - C (2018 - 2023)
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