TOMSEPL2_008

TOMS Earth-Probe Ozone (O3) Total Column 1-Orbit L2 Swath 50 x 50 km V008 (TOMSEPL2) at GES DISC

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  • Abstract
    Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS) instruments have been successfully flown in orbit aboard the Nimbus-7 (Nov. 1978 - May 1993), Meteor-3 (Aug. 1991 - Dec. 1994), Earth Probe (July 1996 - current), and ADEOS (Sep. 1996 - June 1997) satellites. Since the last thirty years, TOMS data have been providing useful information related to the ozone depletion, recovery and global trend. The Earth Probe, Meteor-3 and Nimbus-7 Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS) data are currently reprocessed using version-8 algorithm. The TOMS version 8 daily Level-2 swath data product consists of total column ozone, aerosol index, and Lambertian effective surface reflectivity (Rayleigh corrected) at approximately 50x50 km resolution (at nadir). This product also contains some auxiliary derived and ancillary parameters including N-values, SO2 index, cloud fraction, cloud pressure, ozone below clouds, terrain height, geolocation, solar and satellite viewing angles, and data quality flags.
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    Data Dates
    Creation
    Last Revision
    Processing Level

    2

    Quality
    WARNING: EP TOMS started experiencing calibration problem since 2002. For data beginning in year 2000, the calibration has been stabilized relative to NOAA-16 SBUV/2 in the equatorial zone. Because of continuing changes in the optical properties of the front scan mirror that are not well understood, data are showing a latitude dependent error that cannot be corrected by a simple calibration correction. The calibration appears to be stable near the equator. But by 50 degrees latitude, there is now a -2% to -4% error in TOMS, a bit larger in the northern hemisphere than in the southern hemisphere. Because of this error, data since 2002 should NOT be used for trend analysis
    Collection Progress

    Complete

    Use Constraints
    EP TOMS started experiencing calibration problem since 2002. Because of the continuing changes in the optical properties of the front scan mirror that are not well understood, data started showing a latitude dependent error that cannot be corrected by a simple calibration correction. The calibration appears to be stable near the equator. But by 50 degrees latitude, there is now a -2% to -4% error in TOMS, a bit larger in the northern hemisphere than in the southern hemisphere. Earth Probe TOMS data since 2002 should NOT be used for trend analysis because of the calibration problem.
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    Publication References
    • Satellite estimation of spectral UVB irradiance using TOMS derived total ozone and UV reflectivity
      1995-01-01

      Author(s) Eck, T. F., Bhartia, P. K., Kerr, J. B.

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    • Meteor-3 Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS) Data Products User's Guide
      1996-01-01

      Author(s) Herman, J.R., et al.

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    • Earth-Probe Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS) Data Products User's Guide
      1998-01-01

      Author(s) McPeters, R.D., et al.

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    • Nimbus-7 Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS) Data Products User's Guide
      1996-01-01

      Author(s) McPeters, R.D., et al.

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    • The 1991 Antarctic Ozone Hole; TOMS Observations
      1992-01-01

      Author(s) Krueger, A., M. Schoeberl, P.Newman, and R.Stolarski

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    • The Morphology of Antarctic Total Ozone As Seen by TOMS
      1986-01-01

      Author(s) Schoeberl, M.R., A.J. Krueger, and P.A. Newman

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    Science Keywords
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY
    • OXYGEN COMPOUNDS
    • OZONE
    • TOTAL OZONE
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION
    • REFLECTANCE
    • REFLECTIVITY
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Ancillary Keywords
  • CLIMATOLOGY
  • DAILY DATA
  • EOSDIS
  • FTP
  • SWATH DATA
  • STATISTICS
  • TOTAL COLUMN OZONE
  • Aerosol Index
  • UV Effective Surface Reflectivity
ISO Topic Categories
  • CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
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Acquisition Information Fields:

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Platforms
  • Earth Observation Satellites
    EP-TOMS
    Instruments
    • TOMS
Projects
Project Short Name Campaigns Project Dates
TOMS No campaigns listed. No dates provided.

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Location Keywords
    • GEOGRAPHIC REGION
    • GLOBAL
    • VERTICAL LOCATION
    • STRATOSPHERE
    • VERTICAL LOCATION
    • TROPOSPHERE

Data Centers

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  • NASA/GSFC/SED/ESD/GCDC/GESDISC
    ARCHIVER
    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

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Data Contacts

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  • PAWAN
    Investigator
    PAWAN BHARTIA, PH. D

    NASA
    Goddard Space Flight Center
    Mailstop 613.3
    Greenbelt, MD 20771

    • Email
    • 301-614-5731
    • 301-614-5903
  • OMAR
    Investigator
    OMAR TORRES, PH. D

    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
    Code 614
    Greenbelt, MD 20771

  • RICHARD
    Investigator
    RICHARD MCPETERS, PH. D

    NASA
    Goddard Space Flight Center
    Mailstop 613.3
    Greenbelt, MD 20771

    • Email
    • 301-614-6038
    • 301-614-5903
  • BETH
    Metadata Author
    BETH STETZLER

    Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center
    Code 610.2
    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
    Greenbelt, MD 20771

  • GES DISC HELP DESK SUPPORT GROUP
    Data Center Contact
    GES DISC HELP DESK SUPPORT GROUP

    NASA/GSFC/SED/ESD/GCDC/GESDISC

    Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center
    Code 610.2
    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
    Greenbelt, MD 20771

    • Email
    • 301-614-5224
    • 301-614-5268

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