Short Name:
OMAERO

OMI/Aura Multi-wavelength Aerosol Optical Depth and Single Scattering Albedo 1-orbit L2 Swath 13x24 km V003 (OMAERO) at GES DISC

The Level-2 Aura Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) Aerosol Product (OMAERO) is now available from NASA Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC) for public access. This is the second public release of version 003. The data was re-processed in late 2011 using an improved algorithm (processing version 1.2.3.1). After some quick validation the reprocessed data was released to the public in March 2012. The shortname for this Level-2 Aerosol Product is OMAERO_V003. There are two Level-2 Aura OMI aerosol products OMAERUV and OMAERO. The OMAERUV product uses the near-UV algorithm. The OMAERO product is based on the multi-wavelength algorithm and that uses up to 20 wavelength bands between 331 nm and 500 nm. OMAERO retrieval algorithm is developed by the KNMI OMI Team Scientists. Drs. Deborah Stein-Zweers, Martin Sneep and Pepijn Veefkind are now the key investigators of this product. The OMAERO product contains Aerosol Optical Depths, Single Scattering Albedo, and other ancillary and geolocation information. The OMAERO files are stored in the version 5 EOS Hierarchical Data Format (HDF-EOS5). Each file contains data from the day lit portion of an orbit (~53 minutes). There are approximately 14 orbits per day. The maximum file size for the OMAERO data product is about 6 Mbytes.

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