Articles | Volume 9, issue 7
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 3407–3427, 2016

Special issue: TROPOMI on Sentinel-5 Precursor: data products and...

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 3407–3427, 2016

Research article 28 Jul 2016

Research article | 28 Jul 2016

Tropical tropospheric ozone columns from nadir retrievals of GOME-1/ERS-2, SCIAMACHY/Envisat, and GOME-2/MetOp-A (1996–2012)

Elpida Leventidou et al.

Data sets

Ozone_cci_URD_2.1, Ozone-CCI ESA

GOME/SCIAMACHY/GOME2 WFDOAS Total Ozone University of Bremen

Short summary
Here, we present a 17 years tropical tropospheric ozone columns dataset (1996–2012) using GOME, SCIAMACHY, and GOME-2 data, developed as part of the verification algorithm for TROPOMI on S5p mission.The uncertainty is less than 2 DU. Validation with SHADOZ ozonesonde data showed biases within 5 DU and RMS errors less than 10 DU. Comparisons with tropospheric ozone columns derived from limb–nadir matching showed that the bias and RMS are within the range of the CCD_IUP comparison with the sondes.