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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 Sounding
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
CategoryParameterAccuracy
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 
OzoneOzone profile 
Radiation budgetDownwelling (Incoming) solar radiation at TOA 
Upwelling (Outgoing) short-wave radiation at TOA 
Upwelling (Outgoing) long-wave radiation at TOA 
Instrument Missions
Metop-A - Meteorological Operational Polar Satellite - A (2006 - 2019)
Metop-B - Meteorological Operational Polar Satellite - B (2012 - 2024)
Metop-C - Meteorological Operational Polar Satellite - C (2018 - 2023)
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