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OMI/Aura Formaldehyde (HCHO) Total Column Global 0.25deg Lat/Lon Grid V003 (OMHCHOG) at GES DISC

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Abstract: The Version-3 Aura-OMI Formaldehyde Product OMHCHOG is now available ( from the NASA Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC) for the public access.

(The shortname for this Level-2G OMI total column Formaldehyde product is OMHCHOG)
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Description: Access the OMI Level-2G global binned 0.25x0.25 deg Formaldehyde Product OMHCHOG by FTP.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Kelly Chance
Dataset Title: OMI/Aura Formaldehyde (HCHO) Total Column Global 0.25deg Lat/Lon Grid
Dataset Series Name: OMHCHOG
Dataset Release Date: 2008
Dataset Release Place: Greenbelt, MD, USA
Dataset Publisher: Goddard Space Flight Center Distributed Active Archive Center (GSFC DAAC)
Version: 003
Data Presentation Form: Digital Science Data
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2004-10-01
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 0.25 deg.
Longitude Resolution: 0.25 deg.
Horizontal Resolution Range: 10 km - < 50 km or approximately .09 degree - < .5 degree
Vertical Resolution: Approx 80 km (atmospheric column)
Vertical Resolution Range: Vertical Resolution Ranges
Temporal Resolution: Approx one day
Temporal Resolution Range: Hourly - < Daily
Quality The 'version 003' product is the second public release. It is based on
improved radiance calibration. For details, please see document:
Use Constraints This Data set (version 003/second public release) is better than
the earlier version but it is not fully validated yet. Before using it
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Data Set Progress
Originating Center
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 Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 301-614-5224
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: gsfc-help-disc at
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
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Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: Approx 55 MB per file
Distribution Format: HDF-EOS5
Fees: None
Phone: 617-495-7389
Fax: 617-495-5439
Email: kchance at
Contact Address:
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
60 Garden Street
Mail Stop 50
City: Cambridge
Province or State: MA
Postal Code: 02138
Country: USA
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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,

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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2008-07-09
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-20
Future DIF Review Date: 2015-01-01

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