Full Name Ozone Measuring Instrument Status Operational
Instrument Agencies NSO, NASA, FMI Maturity
Instrument Type Atmospheric chemistry Geometry Nadir-viewing
Instrument Technology High-resolution nadir-scanning SW spectrometer Sampling Sounding
Data Access Open 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
[Best Resolution: 13000m]
Swath Summary 2600 km
[Max Swath: 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
Measurements Overview
AerosolsAerosol Extinction / Backscatter (column/profile)
Aerosol optical depth (column/profile)
Aerosol absorption optical depth (column/profile)
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperatureCloud type
OzoneO3 Mole Fraction
Trace gases (excluding ozone)CH4 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
Carbon Dioxide, Methane and other Greenhouse gases click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Ozone click here click here Record ID: 11497
Record ID: 10913
Multi Sensor Reanalysis of total ozone, ...
Instrument Missions
Aura - Aura (formerly EOS Chemistry) (2004 - 2025)