THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - OMI -
Full Name Ozone Measuring Instrument Status Operational
Instrument Agencies NSO, NASA Maturity
Instrument Type Atmospheric chemistry Geometry Nadir-viewing
Instrument Technology High-resolution nadir-scanning SW spectrometer Sampling Sounding
Data Access Data Format HDF-EOS
Measurements and Applications Mapping of ozone columns, key air quality components (NO2, SO2, BrO, OClO and aerosols), measurements of cloud pressure and coverage, global distribution and trends in UV-B radiation.
Resolution Summary 13 x 24 km or 36 x 48 km depending on the product. Also has zoom modes (13 x 13 km) for example for urban pollution detection
Swath Summary 2600 km
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary UV: 270 - 314 nm and 306 - 380 nm, VIS: 350 - 500 nm
UV (~0.01 µm - ~0.40 µm)
VIS (~0.40 µm - ~0.75 µm)
Instrument Measurements
CategoryParameterAccuracy
AerosolsAerosol Extinction / Backscatter (column/profile) 
Aerosol optical depth (column/profile) 
Aerosol absorption optical depth (column/profile) 
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperatureCloud type 
OzoneOzone profile 
Trace gases (excluding ozone)Atmospheric Chemistry - CH4 (LT) 
Instrument Missions
Aura - Aura (formerly EOS Chemistry) (2004 - 2017)
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