Merged GOME/SCIAMACHY/GOME2 (GSG) total ozone dataset


  Download link: Zonal mean monthly mean WFDOAS total ozone (1995-present)


 GSG 2d plot


A long-term dataset was created by combining data from GOME (1995-2003), SCIAMACHY (2003-2012), and GOME-2A (2012-present). The total ozone retrieval is based upon the WFDOAS V4 algorithm developed by us. The last modifications in the algorithm were the implementation of a  polarisation correction, Ring effect lookup table, and I0-corrected ozone absorption cross-sections. For GOME-2 the change  of the instrumental response function with time is accounted for.



  • Coldewey-Egbers, M., M. Weber, L. N. Lamsal, R. de Beek, M. Buchwitz, J. P. Burrows, Total ozone retrieval from GOME UV spectral data using the weighting function DOAS approach, Atmos. Chem. Phys. 5, 5015-5025, 2005. (PDF 2.7 Mb)
  • Fioletov, V. E., G. Labow, R. Evans, E. W. Hare, U. Köhler, C. T. McElroy, K. Miyagawa, A. Redondas, V. Savastiouk, A. M. Shalamyansky, J. Staehelin, K. Vanicek, and M. Weber, The performance of the ground-based total ozone network assessed using satellite data, J. Geophys. Res., 113, D14313, doi:10.1029/2008JD009809, 2008. (PDF 1.7 Mb)
  • Weber, M., L. N. Lamsal, M. Coldewey-Egbers, K. Bramstedt, J. P. Burrows, Pole-to-pole validation of GOME WFDOAS total ozone with groundbased data, Atmos. Chem. Phys. 5, 1341-1355, 2005. (PDF 6.7 Mb)
  • Weber, M., Coldewey-Egbers, M., Fioletov, V. E., Frith, S. M., Wild, J. D., Burrows, J. P., Long, C. S., and Loyola, D.: Total ozone trends from 1979 to 2016 derived from five merged observational datasets – the emergence into ozone recovery, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 2097-2117, doi:10.5194/acp-18-2097-2018, 2018. (PDF 2 Mb)


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