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OMI/Aura DOAS Total Column Ozone 1-Orbit L2 Swath 13x24 km V003 (OMDOAO3) at GES DISC

The second release of Aura Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) Version 003 OMI/Aura Level-2 Total Column Ozone Data Product OMDOAO3 is now available from the NASA Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC) for the public access. The data were processed in late 2011 using Algorithm or PGE version 1.2.3 and released in March 2012. OMI provides two total column ozone products based on two different algorithms. This level-2 global total column ozone product at the pixel resolution (13x24 km at nadir), is based on the Differential Absorption Spectroscopy (DOAS) fitting technique that essentially uses the OMI UV radiance values between 331.1 and 336.1 nm. In addition to the total ozone column this product also contains auxiliary , derived and ancillary input parameters e.g. ozone slant column density, ozone ghost column density, air mass factor, scene reflectivity, radiance over the DOAS fit window, root mean square of DAOS fit, cloud fraction, cloud radiance, cloud pressure, terrain height, geolocation, viewing angles and quality flags. The shortname for this Level-2 OMI total column ozone product is OMDOAO3. The lead scientist for this product is Dr. J. Pepijn Veefkind. The OMDOAO3 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 (approximately 53 minutes) and is approximately 11 MB in size. There are approximately 14 orbits per day.

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