The TROPOMI Level 2 data products that are generated within the Copernicus ground system (or as otherwise noted) are listed in the table below. There are three different data streams: the near-real-time (NRTI) stream, the Non-Time Critical or Offline (OFFL) stream and the Reprocessing stream (RPRO). NRTI data are available within 3 hours after data acquisition and intended for users that need quick access to the data and for rapid use operational processing. However, NRTI data may sometimes be incomplete and has a slightly lower data quality as compared to the other data streams. Most data users should use the offline data, available within a few days after acquisition, or the latest version of reprocessed data. For longer term trend analysis, the latest version of the reprocessed data should be used to avoid shifts due to data version updates.
The data products contain information on the data quality for each TROPOMI ground pixel. It is essential that TROPOMI data users understand and apply the data quality indicators available in the data. Practical information about version number, guidance about how to use the qa-value quality indicator as well as known product issues are summarized in the Product Readme Files (PRF). Additional, more detailed information about all quality and (meta)data fields is provided in the Product User Manual (PUM). Further details regarding the methods used for the retrieval algorithms can be found in the Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document (ATBD). All ATBDs, PUMs, and PRFs are available in the S5P document library. The TROPOMI team encourages users to contact us with any questions since user feedback helps improve the data quality. The latest data version information is provided on each data product page. Contact can be made via e-mail to EOSupport [at] Copernicus.esa.int.
Notification to all S5P/TROPOMI NO2 data users:
An upgrade in the NO2 processing (version 01.04.00) with improved handling of cloud pressure has been implemented on 2 December 2020 starting with orbit 16259. As a result, we expect an offset to be introduced in the tropospheric NO2 column record starting from this day. In general, we expect to see larger values over polluted regions as compared to version 01.03.02. Any users analyzing trends in TROPOMI NO2 data should use caution when comparing data from periods before and after this switch. This data record offset will be rectified once the reprocessed data series is made available. For a more detailed description please refer to the NO2 Product Readme File (PRF) and check out this link for an overview and access to sample data.
|Product||Main Parameter||Data file descriptor||Developers||(Planned) Release|
|UV Aerosol Index||aerosol index||AER_AI||KNMI||Released|
|Aerosol Layer Height||mid-level pressure||AER_LH||KNMI||Released|
|Carbon monoxide (CO)||total column||CO____||SRON||Released|
|Cloud||fraction, albedo, top pressure||CLOUD_||DLR||Released|
|Formaldehyde (HCHO)||total column||HCHO__||BIRA-IASB||Released|
|Methane (CH4)||total column||CH4___||SRON||Released|
|Nitrogen dioxide (NO2)||total column||NO2___||KNMI||Released|
|Ozone profiles||total and tropospheric profiles||
|Sulphur dioxide (SO2)||total column||SO2___||BIRA-IASB||Released|
|Ozone (O3)||total column||O3____||DLR||Released|
|Tropospheric Ozone (O3)||tropospheric column||O3_TCL||DLR||Released|
1) The UV product will be generated in the Finnish collaborative ground segment