OMI
STATUS
Operational
AVAILABILITY
Data products are described at http://aura.gsfc.nasa.gov/science/dataproducts.html
REQUEST PROCEDURE
A description of all available data products for Aura instruments and procedures for obtaining them are described in: http://avdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/Data/Aura/index.html
Satellite Instruments
OMI, the Ozone Monitoring Instrument, is a hyperspectral sensor contributed by the Netherlands to the NASA Aura platform flying in the A-train that acquires data on aerosols using two imaging spectrometers to derive ozone which provide data to derive tropospheric ozone. Deriving its heritage from NASA's TOMS and ESA's GOME instruments, OMI continues the TOMS record for total ozone and other atmospheric parameters related to ozone chemistry and climate. It also measures ozone profiles in the UV that are complimentary to those measured by TES and HIRDLS (in the IR) and MLS (in the microwave). In addition to atmospheric ozone, OMI * Detects volcanic ash and sulfur dioxide * Measures total NO2 as well as lower atmospheric dust, smoke and other aerosols * Measures BrO, Formaldehyde, and OClO which are important for chemistry in the stratosphere and troposphere.
SPECIFICATIONS
Measurment TypeVisible/IR-imager
Platform TypeOMI
OrbitSun synchronous
Spectral CoverageUV/Vis
Active/PassivePassive
Scan PatternPush broom
VariablesTotal column ozone image
Altitude
Inclination
Repeat Time
Wavelength to nm
Number of Bands
Start DateApr 2005
Temporal CoverageInstrument and product dependent
Swath Width2600
REFERENCES
IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing Special Issue on the EOS Aura Mission, vol. 44, no. 5, May 2006. Johnson, J.E.J. and Suraiya P. Ahmad, EOS Aura atmospheric chemistry data products, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, vol 6, pp 4147-4149, doi:10.1109/IGARSS.2004.1370046, 2004.
UPDATED ON
3 Sep 2009 13:47