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OMI/Aura Ozone(O3) Total Column 1-Orbit L2 Swath 13x24 km V003 (OMTO3) at GES DISC

The Aura Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) Level-2 Total Column Ozone Data Product OMTO3 (Version 003) is available from the NASA Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC) for the public access. OMI provides two Level-2 (OMTO3 and OMDOAO3) total column ozone products at pixel resolution (13 x 24 km at nadir) that are based on two different algorithms. This level-2 global total column ozone product (OMTO3) is based on the enhanced TOMS version-8 algorithm that essentially uses the ultraviolet radiance data at 317.5 and 331.2 nm. OMI hyper-spectral measurements help in the corrections for the factors that induce uncertainty in ozone retrievals (e.g., cloud and aerosol, sea-glint effects, profile shape sensitivity, SO2 and other trace gas contamination). In addition to the total ozone values this product also contains some auxiliary derived and ancillary input parameters including N-values, effective Lambertian scene-reflectivity, UV aerosol index, SO2 index, cloud fraction, cloud pressure, ozone below clouds, terrain height, geolocation, solar and satellite viewing angles, and quality flags. The shortname for this Level-2 OMI total column ozone product is OMTO3. The algorithm lead for this product is NASA OMI scientist Dr. Pawan K. Bhartia. The OMTO3 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 OMTO3 data product is approximately 35 MB.

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