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GOME Total Ozone and Calibration Error Derived Usign Version 8 TOMS AlgorithmThe Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment (GOME) is a hyper-spectral satellite instrument measuring the ultraviolet backscatter at relatively high spectral resolution. GOME radiances have been slit averaged to emulate measurements of the Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS) made at discrete wavelengths and processed using the new TOMS Version 8 Ozone Algorithm. Compared to Differential Optical Absorption Spectroscopy (DOAS) techniques based on local structure in the Huggins Bands, the TOMS uses differential absorption between a pair of wavelengths including the local stiucture as well as the background continuum. This makes the TOMS Algorithm more sensitive to ozone, but it also makes the algorithm more sensitive to instrument calibration errors. While calibration adjustments are not needed for the fitting techniques like the DOAS employed in GOME algorithms, some adjustment is necessary when applying the TOMS Algorithm to GOME. Using spectral discrimination at near ultraviolet wavelength channels unabsorbed by ozone, the GOME wavelength dependent calibration drift is estimated and then checked using pair justification. In addition, the day one calibration offset is estimated based on the residuals of the Version 8 TOMS Algorithm. The estimated drift in the 2b detector of GOME is small through the first four years and then increases rapidly to +5% in normalized radiance at 331 nm relative to 385 nm by mid 2000. The lb detector appears to be quite well behaved throughout this time period.
Document ID
20030112977
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Gleason, J. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Wellemeyer, C. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Qin, W. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Ahn, C. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Gopalan, A. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Bhartia, P. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Date Acquired
August 21, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2003
Subject Category
Instrumentation and Photography
Meeting Information
EGS-AGU-EUG Joint Assembly 2003(Nice)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.