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
Measurements Overview
Atmospheric Humidity FieldsAtmospheric specific humidity (LT)
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperatureCloud cover
OzoneO3 Mole Fraction
Radiation budgetDownwelling (Incoming) solar radiation at TOA
Short-wave Earth surface bi-directional reflectance
Trace gases (excluding ozone)NO2 Mole Fraction
BrO (column/profile)
SO2 Mole Fraction
OClO (column/profile)
Thematic Links Global Climate Observing System Essential Climate Variables (GCOS ECVs)
ECVDescriptionProduct(s)ECV Inventory 3.0 Record(s)
Cloud Properties click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Earth Radiation Budget click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Ozone click here click here Record ID: 11495
Record ID: 10911
Multi Sensor Reanalysis of total ozone, ...
Water Vapour (upper air) click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Instrument Missions
ERS-2 - European Remote Sensing satellite - 2 (1995 - 2011)