The UV Satellite Data and Science Group (UVSat) is part of the Section "Physics and Chemistry of the Atmosphere" (Prof. John Burrows) within the Institute of Environmental Physics (IUP, Institut für UmweltPhysik). Group leader of UVSAT is Mark Weber.

Our research covers the following areas

  • satellite remote sensing
  • atmospheric chemistry and dynamics
  • ozone-climate interaction
  • solar physics

We are working mainly with the satellite instruments GOME (Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment, 1995-2011), SCIAMACHY (SCanning ImAging spectroMeter for Atmospheric CHartographY, 2002-2012), and GOME-2 (launch in 2006 and 2012).


Antarctic ozone hole in October as observed by GOME, SCIAMACHY, and GOME-2. The total ozone columns were retrieved with our scientific algorithm based upon the weighting function differential optical absorption technique (WFDOAS). In 2015 the area of the Antarctic ozone hole was among the largest.

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