The ozone monitoring instrument

P.F. Levelt, G.H.J. Van Den Oord, M.R. Dobber, A. Mälkki, H. Visser, J. De Vries, P. Stammes, J.O.V. Lundell, Heikki Saari

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Abstract

The Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) flies on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Earth Observing System Aura satellite launched in July 2004. OMI is a ultraviolet/visible (UV/VIS) nadir solar backscatter spectrometer, which provides nearly global coverage in one day with a spatial resolution of 13 km/spl times/24 km. Trace gases measured include O/sub 3/, NO/sub 2/, SO/sub 2/, HCHO, BrO, and OClO. In addition, OMI will measure aerosol characteristics, cloud top heights, and UV irradiance at the surface. OMI's unique capabilities for measuring important trace gases with a small footprint and daily global coverage will be a major contribution to our understanding of stratospheric and tropospheric chemistry and climate change. OMI's high spatial resolution is unprecedented and will enable detection of air pollution on urban scale resolution. In this paper, the instrument and its performance will be discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1093-1100
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
Volume44
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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Ozone
ozone
trace gas
Monitoring
spatial resolution
monitoring
Aura (satellite)
nadir
EOS
footprint
backscatter
Upper atmosphere
irradiance
spectrometer
atmospheric pollution
Air pollution
Gases
Climate change
aerosol
Aerosols

Keywords

  • air quality
  • atmospheric research
  • ozone
  • ozone depletion
  • ozone layer
  • ultraviolet
  • ultraviolet satellite instruments
  • visible satellite instruments
  • satellite
  • satellite surveillance

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Levelt, P. F., Van Den Oord, G. H. J., Dobber, M. R., Mälkki, A., Visser, H., De Vries, J., ... Saari, H. (2006). The ozone monitoring instrument. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 44(5), 1093-1100. https://doi.org/10.1109/TGRS.2006.872333
Levelt, P.F. ; Van Den Oord, G.H.J. ; Dobber, M.R. ; Mälkki, A. ; Visser, H. ; De Vries, J. ; Stammes, P. ; Lundell, J.O.V. ; Saari, Heikki. / The ozone monitoring instrument. In: IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing. 2006 ; Vol. 44, No. 5. pp. 1093-1100.
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The ozone monitoring instrument. / Levelt, P.F.; Van Den Oord, G.H.J.; Dobber, M.R.; Mälkki, A.; Visser, H.; De Vries, J.; Stammes, P.; Lundell, J.O.V.; Saari, Heikki.

In: IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Vol. 44, No. 5, 2006, p. 1093-1100.

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Levelt PF, Van Den Oord GHJ, Dobber MR, Mälkki A, Visser H, De Vries J et al. The ozone monitoring instrument. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing. 2006;44(5):1093-1100. https://doi.org/10.1109/TGRS.2006.872333