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Overview of the nadir sensor and algorithms for the NPOESS Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite (OMPS)
Author(s): Juan V. Rodriguez; Colin J Seftor; Charles G Wellemeyer; Kelly Chance
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Paper Abstract

The Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite (OMPS) nadir sensor and algorithms for the United States National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) comprise a system to map ozone total column globally in 24 hours and to measure the altitude distribution of ozone in the upper stratosphere (30-50 km). The sensor consists of a wide field (110 degree) telescope and two spectrometers: an imager covering 300 to 380 nm with a 50 km nadir footprint for mapping total column ozone across a 2800 km swath, and a 250 to 310 nm spectrometer with a single 250 km footprint to provide ozone profile data with SBUV/2 heritage. Both spectrometers provide 1 nm resolution (full-width at half-maximum, FWHM) spectra. The sensitivity of the OMPS total column algorithm to sensor random and systematic errors is analyzed, and a preliminary evaluation of the potential for deriving concentrations of other trace gases from the calibrated spectral radiances is provided.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 April 2003
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4891, Optical Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Clouds III, (9 April 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.467525
Show Author Affiliations
Juan V. Rodriguez, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. (United States)
Colin J Seftor, Raytheon ITSS (United States)
Charles G Wellemeyer, Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (United States)
Kelly Chance, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4891:
Optical Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Clouds III
Hung-Lung Huang; Daren Lu; Yasuhiro Sasano, Editor(s)

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