THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - GOME -
Full Name Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment Status No longer operational
Instrument Agencies ESA Maturity
Instrument Type Atmospheric chemistry Geometry
Instrument Technology High-resolution nadir-scanning SW spectrometer Sampling Imaging
Data Access Open Access Data Format
Measurements and Applications Measures concentration of O3, NO, NO2, BrO, H2O, O2/O4, plus aerosols and polar stratospheric clouds, and other gases in special conditions.
Resolution Summary Vertical: 5 km (for O3), Horizontal: 40 x 40 km to 40 x 320 km
Swath Summary 120 - 960 km
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary UV-NIR: 0.24 - 0.79 µm (resolution 0.2 - 0.4 nm)
UV (~0.01 µm - ~0.40 µm)
NIR (~0.75 µm - ~1.3 µm)
Instrument Measurements
CategoryParameterAccuracy
Atmospheric Humidity FieldsAtmospheric specific humidity (LT) 
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperatureCloud cover 
OzoneOzone profile 
Radiation budgetDownwelling (Incoming) solar radiation at TOA 
Short-wave Earth surface bi-directional reflectance 
Trace gases (excluding ozone)Atmospheric Chemistry - NO2 (TC) 
Atmospheric Chemistry - BrO (column/profile) 
Atmospheric Chemistry - SO2 (column/profile) 
Atmospheric Chemistry - OClO (column/profile) 
Instrument Missions
ERS-2 - European Remote Sensing satellite - 2 (1995 - 2011)
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