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 Data Format HDF-5
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
CategoryParameterAccuracy
AerosolsAerosol optical depth (TC) 
OzoneOzone profile 
Instrument Missions
Suomi NPP - Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (2011 - 2020)
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 (2021 - 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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