Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment

Project Description
The Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment (GOME) was launched on
April 21st 1995 on board the second European Remote Sensing
Satellite (ERS-2). This instrument can measure a range of
atmospheric trace constituents, with the emphasis on global
ozone distributions. GOME is a nadir-viewing spectrometer that
measures the solar radiation scattered by the atmosphere in the
ultraviolet and visible spectral region (240 to 790 nm). The
sensor has a high spectral resolution of 0.2 to 0.4 nm sensed by
four individual linear detector arrays each with 1024 detector
pixels. The field of view may be varied in size from 320 km x 40
km to 960 km x 80 km. For further information and the mission
objectives see the sensor information sheet.

GOME level-1 (radiances / reflectances) and level-2 (trace gas
amounts) products are computed from level-0 (raw) data using the GOME
Data Processor (GDP) system which was designed and developed by the
German Remote Sensing Data Center (DFD) of DLR in cooperation with the
Institute of Remote Sensing (University of Bremen/Germany), the
Smithonian Astrophysical Observatory (Harvard, Cambridge/MD, USA), the
University of Heidelberg (Germany), the Koninklijk Nederlands
Meteorologisch Instituut (KNMI, The Netherlands), and other
institutions involved in the GOME Science Advisory Group.

GDP is the only operational off-line ground segment of the GOME
sensor. The operational processing of GOME data is done at the German
D-PAF which is part of DFD. For details about the quality of the
level-1/-2 product refer to the disclaimer page or the GOME Quality
Survey page as provided by BIRA-IASB (Belgian)

People involved with the project:

Diego Loyola GDP project manager since 1996. Responsible for GOME
Ground Processing

Wolfgang Balzer GDP project manager (1991 - 1995)
Robert Spurr GDP lead scientist (till 1996 at DLR)

Bernd Aberle System development of GDP Level 0 to 1
Albrecht von Bargen Scientific support for GDP (since 1998)
Thilo Erbertseder Generation of Level 3 products
Ernst Hegels Instrument degradation and calibration (since 1997)
Eberhard Mikusch System engineer of GDP Level 1 to 2 (till 1996)
Helmut Muehle GOME integration in the Data Management System
Thomas Ruppert System development of GDP
Cornelia Bilinski System development of GDP Level 1 to 2 (till 1997)
Sanders Slijkhuis Scientific support for GDP Level 0 to 1
Werner Thomas Scientific support for GDP Level 1 to 2
Meinhard Wolfmueller System development of GDP Level 0 to 1 (till 1996)

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