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Volume 18, issue 8 | Copyright

Special issue: Ten years of Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) observations...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 5699-5745, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-5699-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 24 Apr 2018

Research article | 24 Apr 2018

The Ozone Monitoring Instrument: overview of 14 years in space

Pieternel F. Levelt1,2, Joanna Joiner3, Johanna Tamminen4, J. Pepijn Veefkind1,2, Pawan K. Bhartia3, Deborah C. Stein Zweers1, Bryan N. Duncan3, David G. Streets5, Henk Eskes1, Ronald van der A1, Chris McLinden6, Vitali Fioletov6, Simon Carn7, Jos de Laat1, Matthew DeLand8, Sergey Marchenko8, Richard McPeters3, Jerald Ziemke3,9, Dejian Fu10, Xiong Liu11, Kenneth Pickering3,12, Arnoud Apituley1, Gonzalo González Abad11, Antti Arola4, Folkert Boersma1,13, Christopher Chan Miller11, Kelly Chance11, Martin de Graaf1, Janne Hakkarainen4, Seppo Hassinen4, Iolanda Ialongo4, Quintus Kleipool1, Nickolay Krotkov3, Can Li12, Lok Lamsal14, Paul Newman3, Caroline Nowlan11, Raid Suleiman11, Lieuwe Gijsbert Tilstra1, Omar Torres3, Huiqun Wang11, and Krzysztof Wargan3,8 Pieternel F. Levelt et al.
  • 1Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute, De Bilt, 3731 GA, the Netherlands
  • 2Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, University of Technology Delft, Delft, 2628 CN, the Netherlands
  • 3NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland 20771, USA
  • 4Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki, 00101, Finland
  • 5Energy Systems Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois 60439, USA
  • 6Air Quality Research Division, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Toronto, M3H 5T4, Canada
  • 7Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Michigan 49931, USA
  • 8Science Systems and Applications, Inc., Lanham, Maryland 20706, USA
  • 9Goddard Earth Sciences Technology and Research (GESTAR), Morgan State University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
  • 10NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California 91109, USA
  • 11Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
  • 12Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742, USA
  • 13Department of Environmental Sciences, Wageningen University, Wageningen, 6708 PB, the Netherlands
  • 14Universities Space Research Association, Columbia, Maryland 21046, USA

Abstract. This overview paper highlights the successes of the Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) on board the Aura satellite spanning a period of nearly 14 years. Data from OMI has been used in a wide range of applications and research resulting in many new findings. Due to its unprecedented spatial resolution, in combination with daily global coverage, OMI plays a unique role in measuring trace gases important for the ozone layer, air quality, and climate change. With the operational very fast delivery (VFD; direct readout) and near real-time (NRT) availability of the data, OMI also plays an important role in the development of operational services in the atmospheric chemistry domain.

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The aim of this paper is to highlight the many successes of the Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) spanning more than 13 years. Data from OMI have been used in a wide range of applications. Due to its unprecedented spatial resolution, in combination with daily global coverage, OMI plays a unique role in measuring trace gases important for the ozone layer, air quality, and climate change. OMI data continue to be used for new research and applications.
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