Data products

Total Ozone Column

DESCRIPTION

Ozone (O3) is of crucial importance for the equilibrium of the Earth atmosphere. In the stratosphere, the ozone layer shields the biosphere from dangerous solar ultraviolet radiation. In the troposphere, it acts as an efficient cleansing agent, but at high concentration it also becomes harmful to the health of humans, animals, and vegetation.

Ozone is also an important greenhouse-gas contributor to ongoing climate change. Since the discovery of the Antarctic ozone hole in the 1980s and the subsequent Montreal Protocol regulating the production of chlorine-containing ozone-depleting substances, ozone has been routinely monitored from the ground and from space. For TROPOMI/S5P, there are two algorithms that will deliver total ozone: GDP for the near real-time and GODFIT for the offline products. GDP is currently being used for generating the operational total ozone products from GOME, SCIAMACHY and GOME-2; while GODFIT is being used in the ESA CCI and the Copernicus C3S projects.

Data Product Version Summary (click current version number for latest ATBD)
Version number Version Effective Date Summary of Changes
1.0.0 6 months post-launch to next update Post-Phase E1 updates
0.11.04 present to 6 months post-launch First product release

USER DOCUMENTATION: ATBD, PUM, README, & SAMPLE DATA

The Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document (ATBD) can be found by clicking here and the Product User Manual (PUM) link is located on the right under Documentation. Sample data can be downloaded at the bottom of this page. 

After launch, preliminary product results will be provided during the Commissioning Phase E1 and the Operational Phase. Product README (PRF) files will be created during Phase E1 in preparation for the Operational Phase.