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OMI/Aura Cloud Pressure and Fraction (O2-O2 Absorption) 1-Orbit L2 Swath 13x24km V003 (OMCLDO2) at GES DISC

The reprocessed OMI/Aura Level-2 cloud data product OMCLDO2 is now available from the NASA GoddardEarth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC) for the public access. It is the second release of Version 003 and was reprocessed in late 2011. OMI provides two cloud products based on two different algorithms, the Rotational Raman Scattering method, and O2-O2 absorption method using the DOAS technique. This level-2 global cloud product, with a pixel resolution of 13x24 km2at nadir, is based on the spectral fitting of O2-O2 absorption band at 477 nm using DOAS technique. This product contains cloud pressure, cloud fraction, slant column O2-O2, ozone, ring coefficients, uncertainties in derived parameters, terrain and geolocation information, solar and satellite viewing angles, and quality flags. The lead scientist for this product is Dr. Pepijn Veefkind. The OMCLDO2 product files are stored in the version 5 Hierarchical Data Format (HDF-EOS5). Each file contains data from the day lit portion of an orbit (~53 minutes) and is roughly 15.096 MB in size. There are approximately 14 orbits per day thus the total data volume is approximately 200 GB/day.

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