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Missions & Sensors
The Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment-2 (GOME-2) is one of the new-generation European instruments carried on MetOp-A (launched in October 2006). It continues the long-term monitoring of atmospheric trace gases started by GOME on ERS-2 and SCIAMACHY on Envisat. GOME-2 maps concentrations of atmospheric ozone, nitrogen dioxide, sulphur dioxide and further trace gases. Furthermore cloud properties and intensities of ultraviolet radiation are retrieved. These data are crucial for monitoring the atmospheric composition and the detection of pollutants.
GOME-2 / MetOp: Latest data products. (Product status is "operational")
Monitoring changes of the Earth's atmosphere is an international demand. The GOME-2 instrument continues the long-term monitoring of atmospheric ozone and further trace gases started by GOME on ERS-2 and SCIAMACHY on Envisat. The GOME-2 instruments will ensure the operational and accurate monitoring of atmospheric ozone and trace gases for next 15 years, contributing greatly to improving weather forecasting, atmospheric chemistry research, and climate monitoring. Observations of levels of other gases such as nitrogen dioxide and sulphur dioxide are used for the monitoring and forecasting of air quality while recorded levels of ozone are used for warnings and UV forecasting.
GOME-2 level 1 products are generated at EUMETSAT.
GOME-2 level 2 total columns products of ozone, minor trace gases and cloud properties are generated at DLR in the framework of the Satellite Application Facility on Ozone and Atmospheric Chemistry Monitoring (O3M SAF). Near-real-time products are disseminated via EUMETCast and internet.
The GOME-2 level 3 (composites) and level 4 ( assimilated products ) are generated at DLR in the framework of WDC.
is mounted to the flight direction side of
the MetOp-A satellite. A mirror scans a swath towards
the surface of the Earth and directs incoming light into a telescope.
The light is reflected by a number of mirrors before being directed towards
a quartz prism, which separates the light into four main beams. The four
beams are split further by holographic gratings to resolve the light to
0.5 nm wavelengths or better.
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