Articles | Volume 10, issue 5
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 1957–1986, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-1957-2017

Special issue: Ten years of Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) observations...

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 1957–1986, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-1957-2017

Research article 01 Jun 2017

Research article | 01 Jun 2017

In-flight performance of the Ozone Monitoring Instrument

V. M. Erik Schenkeveld et al.

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The Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) has been flying on NASA’s EOS Aura satellite since July 15, 2004. It has measured the concentration of trace gasses in the atmosphere, like ozone, NO2 and SO2. This article describes the trend in performance and calibration parameters of OMI during 12 years of flight. The degradation of the CCD detectors, solar diffusers, spectral calibration and row anomaly are shown. The instrument shows overall degradation that is better than expected.