The Ozone Monitoring Instrument: Overview of 14 years in space

Pieternel F. Levelt*, Joanna Joiner, Johanna Tamminen, J.P. Veefkind, Pawan K. Bhartia, Deborah C.S. Zweers, Bryan N. Duncan, David G. Streets, Henk Eskes, Ronald A. Van Der, Chris McLinden, Vitali Fioletov, Simon Carn, Jos De Laat, Matthew Deland, Sergey Marchenko, Richard McPeters, Jerald Ziemke, Dejian Fu, Xiong LiuKenneth Pickering, Arnoud Apituley, Gonzalo González Abad, Antti Arola, Folkert Boersma, Christopher Chan Miller, Kelly Chance, Martin De Graaf, Janne Hakkarainen, Seppo Hassinen, Iolanda Ialongo, Quintus Kleipool, Nickolay Krotkov, Can Li, Lok Lamsal, Paul Newman, Caroline Nowlan, Raid Suleiman, Lieuwe Gijsbert Tilstra, Omar Torres, Huiqun Wang, Krzysztof Wargan

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This overview paper highlights the successes of the Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) on board the Aura satellite spanning a period of nearly 14 years. Data from OMI has been used in a wide range of applications and research resulting in many new findings. Due to its unprecedented spatial resolution, in combination with daily global coverage, OMI plays a unique role in measuring trace gases important for the ozone layer, air quality, and climate change. With the operational very fast delivery (VFD; direct readout) and near real-time (NRT) availability of the data, OMI also plays an important role in the development of operational services in the atmospheric chemistry domain.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5699-5745
JournalAtmospheric Chemistry and Physics
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 24 Apr 2018


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