OMI/Aura Ozone (O3) Total Column 1-Orbit L2 Swath 13x24 km

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: OMI Science Team
Publication_Date: April 2012
Title: OMI/Aura Ozone (O3) Total Column 1-Orbit L2 Swath 13x24 km
Edition: 003
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Digital Science Data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: OMTO3
Issue_Identification:
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Publisher:
Other_Citation_Details:
http://ozoneaq.gsfc.nasa.gov/
Online_Linkage: http://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/Aura/OMI/omto3_v003.shtml
Description:
Abstract:
The OMI/Aura Level-2 Total Column Ozone Data Product OMTO3 (Version 003) is made available (http://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/Aura/OMI/omto3_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 will be archived at the NASA Goddard DAAC. OMI provides two Level-2 (OMTO3 and OMDOAO3) total column ozone products at pixel resolution (13 x 24 km at nadir) that are based on two different algorithms. This level-2 global total column ozone product (OMTO3)is based on the enhanced TOMS version-8 algorithm that essentially uses the ultraviolet radiance data at 317.5 and 331.2 nm. OMI additional hyper-spectral measurements help in the corrections for the factors that induce uncertainty in ozone retrieval (e.g., cloud and aerosol, sea-glint effects, profile shape sensitivity, SO2 and other trace gas contamination). In addition to the total ozone values this product also contains some auxiliary derived and ancillary input parameters including N-values, effective Lambertian scene-reflectivity, UV aerosol index, SO2 index, cloud fraction, cloud pressure, ozone below clouds, terrain height, geolocation, solar and satellite viewing angles, and extensive quality flags. The shortname for this Level-2 OMI total column ozone product is OMTO3 and the algorithm lead for this product is NASA OMI scientist Dr. Pawan K. Bhartia ( Pawan.K.Bhartia@nasa.gov). OMTO3 files are stored in EOS Hierarchical Data Format (HDF-EOS5). Each file contains data from the day lit portion of an orbit (~53 minutes). There are approximately 14 orbits per day. The maximum file size for the OMTO3 data product is about 35 Mbytes. A list of tools for browsing and extracting data from these files can be found at: http://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/Aura/tools.shtml 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/ . Data Category Parameters: The OMTO3 data file contains one swath which consists of two groups: Data fields: OMI Total Ozone,Effective Reflectivity (331 - 360 nm), N-value, Cloud Fraction, Cloud Top Pressure, O3 below Cloud, UV Aerosol Index, SO2 index, Wavelength used in the algorithm, many Auxiliary Algorithm Parameter and Quality Flags Geolocation Fields: Latitude, Longitude, Time, Relative Azimuth, Solar Zenith and Azimuth, Viewing Zenith and Azimuth angles, Spacecraft Altitude, Latitude, Longitude, Terrain Height, Ground Pixel 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://disc.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/acdisc/ http://mirador.gsfc.nasa.gov/
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Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: 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 Smith, Joe 2008 Testing the Pubs JRG 1 12312L121:121
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20041001
Ending_Date: Unknown
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -180.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 180.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 90.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -90.0
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD INSTRUMENT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > AEROSOLS > DUST/ASH/SMOKE > UV ABSORBING AEROSOL INDEX
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD PROPERTIES > CLOUD FREQUENCY > RADIATIVE CLOUD FRACTION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD PROPERTIES > CLOUD TOP PRESSURE > RADIATIVE CLOUD PRESSURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION > REFLECTANCE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY > OXYGEN COMPOUNDS > OZONE > COLUMN AMOUNT OZONE
Theme_Keyword: AURA > AURA
Theme_Keyword: OMI > OZONE MONITORING INSTRUMENT
Theme_Keyword: EOSDIS > EARTH OBSERVING SYSTEM DATA INFORMATION SYSTEM
Theme_Keyword: ESIP > EARTH SCIENCE INFORMATION PARTNERS PROGRAM
Theme_Keyword: AURA > EARTH OBSERVING SYSTEM (EOS), AURA
Theme_Keyword: CWIC > CEOS WGISS INTEGRATED CATALOG
Theme_Keyword: Atmospheric Chemistry
Theme_Keyword: Total Column Ozone
Theme_Keyword: Ozone Layer
Theme_Keyword: Air Quality
Theme_Keyword: Ozone Depletion
Theme_Keyword: Ozone Hole
Theme_Keyword: Aerosol Index
Theme_Keyword: Uv Based Effective Surface Reflectivity
Theme_Keyword: Eosdis
Theme_Keyword: Lance
Theme_Keyword: Nrt
Theme_Keyword: Near Real Time (nrt)
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
Temporal:
Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Temporal_Keyword: Approx 1 Hour (day Time Orbit)
Temporal_Keyword: Hourly - < Daily
Access_Constraints: Not Available
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
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: SURAIYA P. AHMAD, PH. D
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Address: Code 610.2
City: Greenbelt
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20771
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-614-5284
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Suraiya.Ahmad@nasa.gov
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
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).
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Not Available
Completeness_Report:
Not Available
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Not Available
Process_Date: Unknown
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 13 km
Longitude_Resolution: 24 km
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
Vertical_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Altitude_System_Definition:
Altitude_Datum_Name: Not Available
Altitude_Resolution: Approx 80 km (atmospheric column)
Altitude_Distance_Units: Not Available
Altitude_Encoding_Method: Implicit coordinate
Depth_System_Definition:
Depth_Datum_Name: Not Available
Depth_Resolution: Approx 80 km (atmospheric column)
Depth_Distance_Units: Not Available
Depth_Encoding_Method: Implicit coordinate
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NASA/GSFC/SED/ESD/GCDC/GESDISC > 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
Contact_Person: GES DISC HELP DESK SUPPORT GROUP
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center
Address: Code 610.2
Address: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
City: Greenbelt
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20771
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-614-5224
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-614-5268
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gsfc-help-disc@lists.nasa.gov
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NASA/GSFC/SED/ESD/GCDC/GESDISC/ACDISC > 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
Contact_Person: ACDISC USER SUPPORT OFFICE
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center
Address: Code 610.2
Address: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
City: Greenbelt
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20771
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-614-5224
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-614-5268
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gsfc-help-disc@lists.nasa.gov
Resource_Description: OMTO3
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: HDF-EOS5
Transfer_Size: Approx 35 MB per file
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://disc.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/acdisc/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://mirador.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/mirador/colle...
Access_Instructions:
Access OMI Level 2 Ozone (O3) Total Column [OMTO3] data from MIRADOR.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://earthdata.nasa.gov/data/nrt-data/data-produ...
Access_Instructions:
Near real-time (NRT) data are available from OMI for certain L2 and L3 products. Whereas the standard OMI forward processing acquires 2-hour L0 files from the GES DISC within 6-7 hours of real time, LANCE-OMI acquires session-based L0 files from EDOS and the end of the session is available within 10-30 minutes after real time.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/Aura/tools.shtmlhttp://g...
Access_Instructions:
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.knmi.nl/omi/research/news/index.htmlhtt...
Access_Instructions:
OMI Home Page and OMTO3 Algorithm Page.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/Aura/OMI/omto3_v003.shtm...
Access_Instructions:
OMTO3 Data Set Home Page
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
ftp://aurapar2u.ecs.nasa.gov/data/s4pa/Aura_OMI_Le...
Access_Instructions:
User's Guide for OMI Data Products
Fees: None
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20050428
Metadata_Review_Date: 20130918
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: SURAIYA P. AHMAD, PH. D
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Address: Code 610.2
City: Greenbelt
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20771
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-614-5284
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Suraiya.Ahmad@nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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