OMI/Aura NO2 Cloud-Screened Total and Tropospheric Column Daily L3 Global 0.25deg Lat/Lon Grid
Entry ID: GES_DISC_OMNO2d_V003

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Summary
Abstract: The OMI/Aura Level-3 Global Gridded (0.25x0.25 deg) Nitrogen Dioxide Product "OMNO2d" is now released (Jan 10, 2013) to the public from the NASA Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center(GES DISC). The OMNO2 (Level-2) and OMNO2G (Level-2G, binned) processed earlier (in 2012) are also available from GES DISC. see http://disc.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/Aura/data-holdings/OMI/

Nitrogen dioxide is an important chemical species in both, the stratosphere where it plays a key role in ozone chemistry, and in the troposphere where it is a precursor to ozone production. In the troposphere, it is produced in various combustion processes and in lightning and is an indicator of poor air quality.

The algorithm leads for the NO2 products are NASA OMI scientist Dr. Nickolay Krotkov and KNMI scientist Dr. Pepijn Veefkind.

OMNO2d data product is a Level-3 Gridded Product where pixel level data of good quality are binned and "averaged" into 0.25x0.25 degree global grids. This product contains Total column NO2 and Total Tropospheric Column NO2, for all atmospheric conditions, and for sky conditions where cloud fraction is less than 30 percent. Details are available in the documents provided on the NASA GES DISC OMI site http://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/Aura/OMI/documents/v003/omno2d_v003.shtml

OMNO2d data are stored in EOS Hierarchical Data Format (HDF-EOS). Each file contains data from the day lit portion of the orbit (~14 orbits). The average file size for the OMNO2d data product is about 6 Mbytes.

A list of tools for browsing and extracting subset of data data from these files can be found at: http://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/Aura/tools.shtml
The GES DISC has also developed an on-line web-based interactive tool called Giovanni (http://giovanni.gsfc.nasa.gov/) which provides web based capabilities to browse and explore OMI NO2 data.

The OMI along with other atmospheric chemistry sensors, flown on NASA Aura satellite are tracking important atmospheric pollutants from space since its launch in July, 2004. The Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI), one of the four Aura satellite sensors with its 2600 km viewing swath width provides daily global measurements of four important US Environmental Protection Agency criteria pollutants (Tropospheric ozone, Nitrogen dioxide, Sulfur dioxide and Aerosols from biomass burning and industrial emissions,HCHO, BrO, OClO and surface UV irradiance. OMI is a contribution of the Netherlands Agency for Aerospace Programs (NIVR)in collaboration with Finish Meterological Institute (FMI), to the US EOS-Aura Mission. The principal investigator (Dr. Pieternel Levelt) institute is the KNMI (Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute).

For more information on Ozone Monitoring Instrument and atmospheric data products, please visit the OMI-Aura sites:
http://aura.gsfc.nasa.gov/
http://www.knmi.nl/omi/research/documents/

For the full set of Aura products available from the GES DISC, please see the link below.
http://disc.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/Aura/data_products.shtml

Atmospheric Composition data from Aura and other satellite sensors can be ordered from the following site: http://mirador.gsfc.nasa.gov/

Related URL
Link: GET DATA > MIRADOR
Description: Fast Access of OMI data through GES-DISC Mirador


Link: GET DATA > GIOVANNI
Description: Web based On-line Visualization and Analysis Tool (Giovanni) for NO2 and other atmospheric products


Link: GET SERVICE > GET SOFTWARE PACKAGE
Description: read software and visualization tools


Link: GET SERVICE > GET WEB MAP SERVICE (WMS)
Link: GET SERVICE > GET WEB MAP SERVICE (WMS)
Link: GET SERVICE > GET WEB MAP SERVICE (WMS)
Link: GET SERVICE > GET WEB MAP SERVICE (WMS)
Description: Get map from GES DISC WMS for four variables: OMNO2d:ColumnAmountNO2, OMNO2d:ColumnAmountNO2CloudScreened, OMNO2d:ColumnAmountNO2Trop, and OMNO2d:ColumnAmountNO2TropCloudScreened


Link: GET SERVICE > GET WEB COVERAGE SERVICE (WCS)
Link: GET SERVICE > GET WEB COVERAGE SERVICE (WCS)
Description: The getCapabilities and describeCoverage operations for the WCS service for OMNO2d_V003


Link: GET SERVICE > GET WEB COVERAGE SERVICE (WCS)
Link: GET SERVICE > GET WEB COVERAGE SERVICE (WCS)
Link: GET SERVICE > GET WEB COVERAGE SERVICE (WCS)
Link: GET SERVICE > GET WEB COVERAGE SERVICE (WCS)
Description: Get data from WCS the GES DICS OMI WCS service for four variables: OMNO2d:ColumnAmountNO2, OMNO2d:ColumnAmountNO2CloudScreened, OMNO2d:ColumnAmountNO2Trop, and OMNO2d:ColumnAmountNO2TropCloudScreened


Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: KNMI and US OMI Home Page


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: For Links to OMNO2d Related Documents


Geographic Coverage
 N: 90.0 S: -90.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: OMI Team
Dataset Title: OMI/Aura NO2 Cloud-Screened Total and Tropospheric Column Daily L3 Global 0.25deg Lat/Lon Grid
Dataset Series Name: OMNO2d
Dataset Release Date: Jan 2013
Dataset Release Place: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Version: 003
Data Presentation Form: Digital Science Data
Online Resource: http://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/Aura/OMI/omno2d_v003.shtml


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2004-10-01


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL


Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 0.25 degrees
Longitude Resolution: 0.25 degrees


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >NITROGEN COMPOUNDS >CLOUD-SCREENED TOTAL COLUMN NO2    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >NITROGEN COMPOUNDS >CLOUD-SCREENED TROPOSPHERE COLUMN NITROGEN DIOXIDE    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Platform
AURA >Aura    [Information]


Instrument
OMI >Ozone Monitoring Instrument    [Information]


Project
EOSDIS >Earth Observing System Data Information System    [Information]
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]
AURA >Earth Observing System (EOS), AURA    [Information]
CWIC >CEOS WGISS Integrated Catalog    [Information]


Quality
The global gridded product uses only good quality data.


Use Constraints
This Data set is not fully validated yet. Before using it in any trend analysis please contact algorithm team leads for the current known problems and updates.


Keywords
Atmospheric Chemistry
Total Column Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2)
Tropospheric Nitrogen Dioxide
Air Quality
Pollutant
EOSDIS


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Data Center
Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (formerly Goddard DAAC), Global Change Data Center, Earth Sciences Division, Science and Exploration Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/
Dataset ID: OMNO2d

Data Center Personnel
Name: GES DISC HELP DESK SUPPORT GROUP
Phone: 301-614-5224
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: gsfc-help-disc at lists.nasa.gov
Contact Address:
Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center
Code 610.2
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA


Atmospheric Composition Data Center, Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center, Global Change Data Center, Earth Sciences Division, Science and Exploration Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://disc.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/acdisc/

Data Center Personnel
Name: ACDISC USER SUPPORT OFFICE
Phone: 301-614-5224
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: gsfc-help-disc at lists.nasa.gov
Contact Address:
Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center
Code 610.2
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: FTP
Distribution_Size: Approx 6 MB per file
Distribution_Format: HDF-EOS5
Fees: None


Personnel
NICKOLAY A KROTKOV, PH. D
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 301-614-5553
Fax: 301-614-5903
Email: Nickolay.A.Krotkov at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA
Goddard Space Flight Center
Mailstop 613.3
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA


PEPIJN VEEFKIND, PH. D
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:
KNMI
P.O.Box 201
City: De Bilt
Province or State: AE
Postal Code: 3730
Country: NL


SURAIYA P. AHMAD, PH. D
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 301-614-5284
Email: Suraiya.Ahmad at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Code 610.2
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA


Publications/References
Ahmad, S. P., P. F. Levelt, P. K. Bhartia, E. Hilsenrath, G. W. Leppelmeier,and J. E. Johnson, "Atmospheric Products from the Ozone Monitoring Instrument(OMI)", Proceedings of SPIE conference on Earth Observing Systems VIII, San Diego,California, Aug 3-8, 2003.
http://disc.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/acdisc/ozone/docs/omi-spie-2003.doc

Boersma, K. F., E. J. Bucsela, E. J. Brinksma, J. F. Gleason, NO2
in Algorithm Theoretical Baseline Document: OMI Trace Gas Algorithms, K. Chance
(ed.), vol. IV, ATBD-OMI-04, version 2.0, Aug. 2002.
http://eospso.gsfc.nasa.gov/eos_homepage/for_scientists/atbd/docs/O...

Bucsela, E., E. Celarier, M. Wenig, J. Gleason, P. Veefkind,
K.F. Boersma, E. Brinksma, Algorithm for NO2 vertical column
retrieval from the Ozone Monitoring Instrument, IEEE
Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 44, 1245-1258,
2006.

Burrows, J.P., A. Richter, A. Dehn, B. Deters, S. Himmelmann,
S. Voigt, and J. Orphal, Atmospheric remote sensing reference
data from GOME - 2. Temperature-dependent absorption
cross-sections of O3 in the 231-794 nm range,
J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer 61, 509-517, 1999.

Chance, K. V., and R. J. D. Spurr, Ring effect studies: Rayleigh
scattering, including molecular parameters for rotational Raman
scattering, and the Fraunhofer spectrum, Applied Optics, 36,
5224, 1997.

Palmer, P.I., D.J. Jacob, K. Chance, R.V. Martin, R.J.D. Spurr,
T.P. Kurosu, I. Bey, R. Yantosca, A. Fiore, Air mass factor
formulation for spectroscopic measurements from satellites:
Application to formaldehyde retrievals from the Global Ozone
Monitoring Experiment, J. Geophys. Res., 106, 14539, 2001.

Levelt, P.F., G.H.J. van den Oord, M.R. Dobber, A. Malkki, H. Visser, J. de
Vries, P. Stammes, J. Lundell and H. Saari, The Ozone Monitoring Instrument,
IEEE Trans. Geo. Rem. Sens., 2006, Vol. 44, No. 5, 1093-1101,
doi:10.1109/TGRS.2006.872333.

Levelt, P.F., E. Hilsenrath, G.W. Leppelmeier, G.H.J. van den Oord, P.K.
Bhartia, J. Tamminen, J.F. de Haan en J.P. Veefkind, Science Objectives of the
Ozone Monitoring Instrument, IEEE Trans. Geo. Rem. Sens., 2006, Vol. 44, No. 5,
1199-1208, doi:10.1109/TGRS.2006.872336.

Schoeberl, M.R., A.R. Douglass, E. Hilsenrath, P.K. Bhartia, R. Beer, J.W.
Waters, M.R. Gunson, L. Froidevaux, J.C. Gille, J.J. Barnett, P.F. Levelt and
P. DeCola, Overview of the EOS aura mission, IEEE Trans. Geo. Rem. Sens., 2006,
Vol. 44, No. 5, 1066-1074, doi:10.1109/TGRS.2005.861950.

Schoeberl, M.R., A.R. Douglass, E. Hilsenrath, P.K. Bhartia,
J. Barnett, J. Gille, R. Beer, M. Gunson, J. Waters,
P.F. Levelt,P. DeCola, "The EOS Aura Mission," EOS,
Transactions, American Geophysical Union 85 , Number 18, 4 May
2004. [Preprint]
http://aura.gsfc.nasa.gov/project/eos-agu-aura-article.pdf

Vandaele A.C., C. Hermans, P.C. Simon, M. Carleer, R. Colin, S. Fally, M.F. M. Aerienne, A. Jenouvrier, and B. Coquart, Measurements of the NO2 absorption cross-section from 42000 cm-1 to 10000 cm-1 (238-1000 nm) at 220 K and 294 K, J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer 59, 171-184, 1998

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-01-10
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-03-05

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