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Sentinel-5P TROPOMI Cloud 1-Orbit L2 7km x 3.5km V1 (S5P_L2__CLOUD_) at GES DISC

The Sentinel-5 Precursor (Sentinel-5P or S5P) satellite mission is one of the European Space Agency's (ESA) new mission family - Sentinels, and it is a joint initiative between the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the ESA. The sole payload on Sentinel-5P is the TROPOspheric Monitoring Instrument (TROPOMI), which is a nadir-viewing 108 degree Field-of-View push-broom grating hyperspectral spectrometer, covering the wavelength of ultraviolet-visible (UV-VIS, 270nm to 495nm), near infrared (NIR, 675nm to 775nm), and shortwave infrared (SWIR, 2305nm-2385nm). Sentinel-5P is the first of the Atmospheric Composition Sentinels and is expected to provide measurements of ozone, NO2, SO2, CH4, CO, formaldehyde, aerosols and cloud at high spatial, temporal and spectral resolutions. The TROPOMI Cloud products are retrieved by two algorithms. The S5P_CLOUD_OCRA is based on the Optical Cloud Recognition Algorithm which generates the fractional cloud cover. The S5P_CLOUD_ROCINN (the Retrieval Of Cloud Information through Neural Networks algorithm) is built on measurements in and around the O2 A-band, which produces the cloud optical thickness and the cloud top height.

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