THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - OMPS -
Full Name Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite Status Operational
Instrument Agencies NOAA Maturity Medium Heritage
Instrument Type Atmospheric chemistry Geometry Cross-track scanning
Instrument Technology High-resolution nadir-scanning SW spectrometer Sampling Sounding
Data Access Open Access Data Format HDF5
Measurements and Applications Measures total amount of ozone in the atmosphere and the ozone concentration variation with altitude.
Resolution Summary Mapper: 50 km, Profiler: 250 km, Limb: 1 km vertical
Swath Summary Mapper: 2800 km, Profiler: 250 km, Limb: 3 vertical slits along track +/- 250 km
Accuracy Summary Total Ozone 15 Dobson units. Profile Ozone 10% between 15 and 60 km; 20% between Tropopause and 15 km
Waveband Summary Nadir Mapper: UV 0.3 - 0.38 µm, Nadir profiler: UV 0.25 - 0.31 µm, Limb soundings: UV - TIR 0.29 - 10 µm
UV (~0.01 µm - ~0.40 µm)
VIS (~0.40 µm - ~0.75 µm)
NIR (~0.75 µm - ~1.3 µm)
SWIR (~1.3 µm - ~3.0 µm)
MWIR (~3.0 µm - ~6.0 µm)
TIR (~6.0 µm - ~15.0 µm)
Instrument Measurements
Measurements Overview
CategoryParameter
AerosolsAerosol optical depth (TC)
OzoneO3 Mole Fraction
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 search ECV Inventory records
Ozone click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Instrument Missions
Suomi NPP - Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (2011 - 2024)
NPOESS-1 - National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System - 1 (2013 - 2020)
JPSS-1 - Joint Polar Satellite System - 1 (2017 - 2024)
NPOESS-5 - National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System - 4 (2018 - 2023)
NPOESS-3 - National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System - 3 (2018 - 2025)
JPSS-2 - Joint Polar Satellite System - 2 (2022 - 2028)
JPSS-3 - Joint Polar Satellite System - 3 (Polar Follow-on) (2026 - 2033)
JPSS-4 - Joint Polar Satellite System - 4 (Polar Follow-0n) (2031 - 2038)
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