Articles | Volume 11, issue 5
Research article
08 May 2018
Research article |  | 08 May 2018

Impact of the ozone monitoring instrument row anomaly on the long-term record of aerosol products

Omar Torres, Pawan K. Bhartia, Hiren Jethva, and Changwoo Ahn

Data sets

MAERUV: OMI/Aura Near UV Aerosol Optical Depth and Single Scattering Albedo 1-orbit L2 Swath 13x24 km V003 Omar O. Torres

Short summary
Since about three years after the launch the Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) on the EOS-Aura satellite, the sensor’s viewing capability has been affected by what is believed to be an internal obstruction that has reduced OMI’s spatial coverage. It currently affects about half of the instrument’s 60 viewing positions. In this work we carry out an analysis to assess the effect of the reduced spatial coverage on the monthly average values of retrieved parameters.