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Atmospheric Chemistry - BrO (column/profile)


Measurement Definition*: BrO = Bromine monoxide. Requested from surface to TOA (layers: LT, HT, LS, HS&M) - Physical unit: [ ppm ] - Accuracy unit: [ % ].
InstrumentStatus/
Accuracy
Instrument DescriptionMeasurement TechnologyTimeline
MLS (EOS-Aura)
Microwave Limb Sounder (EOS-Aura)
Operational
Measures lower stratospheric temperature and concentration of H2O, O3, ClO, HCl, OH, HNO3, N2O and SO2.Limb-scanning MW spectrometer
OSIRIS
Optical Spectrograph and Infra-Red Imaging System
Operational
Detects aerosol layers and abundance of species such as O3, NO2, OClO, BrO and NO. Consists of spectrograph and IR imager.n/a
UVNS (Sentinel-5 precursor)
TROPOMI
Operational
Supporting atmospheric composition and air quality monitoring services.n/a
UVNS (Sentinel-5)
Ultra-violet Visible Near-infrared Shortwave-infrared spectrometer
Being developed
Supporting atmospheric composition and air quality monitoring services. Measurements of atmospheric trace gases, primarily O3, NO2, SO2, HCHO, CH4 and CO.n/a
UVN (Sentinel-4)
UV-visible- near infrared imaging spectrometer (Sentinel-4)
Proposed
Supporting atmospheric composition and air quality monitoring services.n/a
* Description adapted from WMO.
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