CEOS Instrument: Ozone Measuring Instrument

Agencies: NSO [Primary]
Mission: Aura
Type:High-resolution nadir-scanning SW spectrometer
Description: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
Spatial Resolution: 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
Swath Width: 2600 km
Wavebands: UV: 270 - 314 nm and 306 - 380 nm, VIS: 350 - 500 nm
Technology: High-resolution nadir-scanning SW spectrometer
Description: Spectrometers to cover bands in UV, Vis, NIR and SWIR with spectral resolution typically of 0.1-0.3 %, required for atmospheric chemistry. Earth viewing so as to measure vertical profiles and total columns. Thousands of channels. Spatial resolution typically 2-20 km. Applicable in LEO and GEO.

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CEOS Data Base Version: 17 - Created: 2012-01-18