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New advanced polarization measurements of GOME-2 onboard the METOP satellites
Author(s): Joerg Callies; Enrico Corpaccioli; Michael Eisinger; Alain Lefebvre; Rosemary Munro; Abelardo Perez-Albinana
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Paper Abstract

Since 1995 the Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment (GOME) is measuring ozone (total column and profile), nitrogen dioxide and other minor trace gases on-board of the European Space Agency (ESA) ERS-2 satellite. The European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) and ESA decided to fly an advanced GOME-2 instrument on the METOP satellites. The GOME-2 measurements will provide the input for the ozone data record in the timeframe 2005 to 2020 provided by the EUMETSAT Polar System (EPS). The radiometric calibration of the polarisation sensitive GOME-2 instrument is significantly improved by the simultaneous measurement of s- and p -polarised light at moderate resolution and high temporal resolution. The Polarisation Monitoring Device (PMD) measures the spectral range between 312 and 790 nm in 15 narrow bands. The ground pixel size in the 960 km swath is 40 x 5km2. The paper describes in detail the polarisation measurement devices and their technical capabilities.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 September 2002
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4814, Earth Observing Systems VII, (24 September 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.451500
Show Author Affiliations
Joerg Callies, European Space Agency/ESTEC (Netherlands)
Enrico Corpaccioli, European Space Agency/ESTEC (Germany)
Michael Eisinger, European Space Agency/ESTEC (Netherlands)
Alain Lefebvre, European Space Agency/ESTEC (Netherlands)
Rosemary Munro, European Space Agency/ESTEC (Germany)
Abelardo Perez-Albinana, EUMETSAT (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4814:
Earth Observing Systems VII
William L. Barnes, Editor(s)

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