First ground-based validation of sciamachy V5.01 ozone column

J. C. Lambert, M. Allaart, S. B. Andersen, T. Blumenstock, G. Bodeker, E. Brinksma, C. Cambridge, M. De Mazière, P. Demoulin, P. Gerard, M. Gil, F. Goutail, J. Granville, D. V. Ionov, E. Kyrö, M. Navarro-Comas, A. Piters, J. P. Pommereau, A. Richter, H. K. RoscoeH. Schets, J. D. Shanklin, T. Suortti, R. Sussmann, M. Van Roozendael, C. Varotsos, T. Wagner, S. Wood, M. Yela

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In early 2004, the near real-time data processor of ENVISAT SCIAMACHY (SCI_NL) was upgraded to version 5.01. Based on the correlative measurements acquired and collected during the commissioning phase of the satellite in 2002, a preliminary validation was organised to verify the improvement and assess the geophysical consistency of the new SCIAMACHY ozone vertical column data product. The present overview summarises the results obtained by a list of validation teams and involving ground-based data acquired from pole to pole by complementary ground-based sensors. The studies conclude to an improvement compared to previous versions 3.5x. They also confirm the presence of expected errors (e.g. dependence on solar elevation and on ozone column) inherited from the GOME Data Processor GDP 2.4, on which the SCIAMACHY processor SCI_NL is based.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Second Workshop on the Atmospheric Chemistry Validation of ENVISAT (ACVE-2) ESA-ESRIN, Frascati, Italy, 3-7 May 2004
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Event2nd Workshop on the Atmospheric Chemistry Validation of ENVISAT - Frascati, Italy
Duration: 3 May 20047 May 2004
Conference number: 2

Publication series

NameEuropean Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP
ISSN (Print)0379-6566


Conference2nd Workshop on the Atmospheric Chemistry Validation of ENVISAT
Abbreviated titleACVE-2

Programme Area

  • Programme Area 5: Nature and Climate


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