Articles | Volume 9, issue 3
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 1279–1301, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-1279-2016

Special issue: GOME-2: calibration, algorithms, data products and...

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 1279–1301, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-1279-2016

Research article 24 Mar 2016

Research article | 24 Mar 2016

The GOME-2 instrument on the Metop series of satellites: instrument design, calibration, and level 1 data processing – an overview

Rosemary Munro et al.

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The Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment-2 (GOME-2) flies on the Metop series of satellites. In this paper we will provide an overview of the instrument design, the on-ground calibration and characterization activities, in-flight calibration, and level 0 to 1 data processing. The information contained in this paper summarizes a large number of technical reports and related documents containing information that is not currently available in the published literature.