OMI/Aura Ozone (O3) Total Column Daily L2 Global 0.25 deg Lat/Lon Grid V003 [OMTO3G] at GES DISC
Entry ID: GES_DISC_OMTO3G_V003

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Summary
Abstract: The OMI/Aura Level-2G Total Column Ozone Data Product OMTO3G (Version 003) is made available ( http://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/Aura/OMI/omto3g_v003.shtml ) from the NASA Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC) for the public access.

The Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI)was launched aboard the EOS-Aura satellite on July 15, 2004(1:38 pm equator crossing time, ascending mode). OMI with its 2600 km viewing swath width provides almost daily global coverage. 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's (Dr. Pieternel Levelt) institute is the KNMI (Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute). OMI is designed to monitor stratospheric and tropospheric ozone, clouds, aerosols and smoke from biomass burning, SO2 from volcanic eruptions, and key tropospheric pollutants (HCHO, NO2) and ozone depleting gases (OClO and BrO).

OMI sensor counts, calibrated and geolocated radiances, and all derived geophysical atmospheric products are also available from the NASA GES DISC.

OMI provides two total column ozone products OMTO3 and OMDOAO3 at the pixel resolution (13 x 24 km at nadir) that are based on two different algorithms. This Level-2G daily global gridded total column ozone product OMTO3G is based on the pixel level OMI Level-2 Total Ozone Product OMTO3. The OMTO3 product is based on enhanced TOMS version-8 algorithm that essentially uses the ultraviolet radiance data at 317.5 and 331.2 nm.

OMTO3G data product is a special Level-2 Global Gridded Product where pixel level data are binned into 0.25x0.25 degree global grids. It contains the data for all L2 scenes that have observation time between UTC times of 00:00:00 and 23:59:59.9999. All data pixels that fall in a grid box are saved Without Averaging. Scientist can apply data filtering scheme of their choice and create new gridded products. The GES DISC developed interactive toolGiovanni(http://giovanni.gsfc.nasa.gov/) provides web based capabilities to browse and explore these data.

OMTO3G product files are stored in Hierarchical Data Format (HDF-EOS5). Each daily data file contains data from the day lit portion of the orbits (~14 orbits) and is roughly 150 MB in size. A list of tools for browsing and extracting data from these files can be found from the site http://disc.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/Aura/tools.shtml.

The OMTO3G data product contains almost all parameters that are contained in the OMTO3. For example, in addition to the total column ozone it also contains UV aerosol index, cloud fraction, cloud pressure, terrain height, geolocation, solar and satellite viewing angles, and extensive quality flags.

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

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

Related URL
Link: GET DATA > MIRADOR
Description: Access OMI Level 2 Global Total Column Ozone data OMTO3G from MIRADOR.


Link: GET SERVICE > GET SOFTWARE PACKAGE
Link: GET SERVICE > GET SOFTWARE PACKAGE


Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: KNMI OMI Home Page and US Ozone & Air Quality Page.


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: OMTO3 and OMTO3G Data Set Home Page


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION > USER'S GUIDE
Description: User's Guide for OMI Data Products


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

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: OMI Science Team
Dataset Title: OMI/Aura Ozone (O3) Total Column Daily L2 Global 0.25 deg Lat/Lon Grid
Dataset Series Name: OMI/Aura
Dataset Release Date: April 2012
Version: 003
Data Presentation Form: Digital Science Data
Online Resource: http://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/Aura/OMI/omto3g_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 >AEROSOLS >DUST/ASH/SMOKE >UV AEROSOL INDEX    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD FREQUENCY >RADIATIVE CLOUD FRACTION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD TOP PRESSURE >RADIATIVE CLOUD PRESSURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION >REFLECTANCE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >OXYGEN COMPOUNDS >OZONE >TOTAL COLUMN OZONE    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
ENVIRONMENT


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 'version 003' product is the second public release. The quality of this v003 product is based on improved calibration algorithm however this product is not fully validated yet. Please see below the detailed Quality assessment. Overall the quality of total ozone and AI data produced by OMTO3 is similar to that from TOMS. Based on experience with TOMS, the total ozone data provided in OMTO3 should have a root-mean squared error of 1-2%, depending on solar zenith angle, aerosol amount, and cloud cover. These errors are best described as pseudo-random: systematic over small areas with a unique geophysical regime, random over large areas contain mixture of geophysical regimes. Preliminary analyses show that OMTO3 data compare well with Dobson and Brewer stations. However for the most recent information on the OMTO3 data quality the data users are advised to see the data quality document available from the OMTO3 data product site(http://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/Aura/OMI/omto3_v003.shtml).


Use Constraints
This Data set (version 003/second public release) is not fully validated yet. Before using it for any research please read the data quality document provided by the OMTO3 algorithm team and available from http://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/Aura/OMI/omto3_v003.shtml


Keywords
Aura/OMI Total Column Ozone
Aura/OMI Aerosol Index
Aura/OMI Global Gridded 0.25x0.25 deg ozone
UV based Effective Surface Reflectivity
Atmospheric Chemistry
Ozone Hole
Ozone Depletion
Ozone Trend
Air Quality
Air Pollution
EOSDIS


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Originating Center
OMI SCIENCE TEAM


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: OMTO3G

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 160 MB per file
Distribution_Format: HDF-EOS5
Fees: None


Personnel
PAWAN K BHARTIA, PH. D
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 301-614-5731
Fax: 301-614-5903
Email: Pawan.K.Bhartia at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA
Goddard Space Flight Center
Mailstop 613.3
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA


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

Bhartia, P. K. and C. W. Wellemeyer, OMI TOMS-V8 Total O3
Algorithm, Algorithm , Algorithm Theoretical Baseline Document:
OMI Ozone Products, P. K. Bhartia (ed.), vol. II, ATBD-OMI-02,
version 2.0, Aug. 2002.
http://eospso.gsfc.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/atbd/ATBD-OMI-02.pdf

Brinksma, E. J., K. F. Boersma, and P. F. Levelt, OMI-Validation
Requirements, May 16, 2003.

Froidevaux, L. and A. Douglass, Earth Observing System (EOS)
Aura Science Data Validation Plan, July 2001

Levelt, P.F., J. P. Veefkind, R. H. M. Voors, and J. de Vries,
Instrument Description, Algorithm Theoretical Baseline
Document: OMI Instrument, Level 0 - 1B processor, Calibration
Operations, P. F. Levelt (ed.), vol. I, ATBD-OMI-01,
version 2, Aug. 2002.

http://eospso.gsfc.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/atbd/ATBD-OMI-01.pdf

Levelt, P. F., B. van den Oord, E. Hilsenrath,
G. W. Leppelmeier, P. K. Bhartia, A. Malkki, H. Kelder,
R. J. van der A, E. J. Brinksma, R. van Oss, P. Veefkind,
M. van Weele, and R. Noordhoek, Science Objectives of
EOS-Aura's Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI), Proc. Quad. Ozone
Symposium, Sapporo, Japan, pp. 127-128, 2000.

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.
http://aura.gsfc.nasa.gov/project/eos-agu-aura-article.pdf

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2008-01-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-09-18

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