THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - GOMOS -
Full Name Global Ozone Monitoring by Occultation of Stars Status No longer operational
Instrument Agencies ESA Maturity
Instrument Type Atmospheric chemistry Geometry Occultation
Instrument Technology Limb-scanning SW spectrometer Sampling Imaging
Data Access Open Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications Stratospheric profiles of temperature and of ozone, NO2, H20, aerosols and other trace species.
Resolution Summary 1.7 km vertical
Swath Summary Not applicable
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary Spectrometers: UV - VIS: 248 - 371 nm and 387 - 693 nm, NIR: 750 - 776 nm and 915 - 956 nm, Photometers: 644 - 705 nm and 466 - 528 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 Extinction / Backscatter (column/profile) 
Atmospheric Humidity FieldsAtmospheric specific humidity (LS, HS&M) 
Atmospheric Temperature FieldsAtmospheric temperature (LT) 
OzoneOzone profile 
Trace gases (excluding ozone)Atmospheric Chemistry - NO2 (LS, HS&M) 
Instrument Missions
Envisat - Environmental Satellite (2002 - 2012)
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