Tropospheric NO2 from SCIAMACHY and GOME for ICARTT
The ICARTT (International Consortium of Atmospheric Research on Transport and Transformation) is combining several regional research projects, independently developed by different international groups in the US and in Europe, to develop a better understanding of the evolution of anthropogenic emission injected into the atmosphere. The major participants of the consortium are NOAA with the New England Air Quality Study - Intercontinental Transport and Chemical Transformation (NEAQS - ITCT 2004) program, NASA with the Intercontinental Chemical Transport Experiment - North America (INTEX-NA) earth science mission and on the european side the Intercontinental Transport of Ozone and Precursors - North Atlantic Study (ITOP).
The regional projects are involving several aircraft missions in the area of the NE-US, the North Atlantic and Western Europe to study local air quality. Joining the efforts by coordinating the single missions, will provide information about the pathways of intercontinental transport of pollution and about the chemical transformation, the aging of the air masses, as they pass from the US over the Atlantic to Europe.
Therefore three main objectives are:
In support of ICARTT, the Institute of Environmental Physics at the University of Bremen with support from NOAA and NASA is providing near real time images of tropospheric NO2 from SCIAMACHY and GOME measurements. The plots are meant as quick look analysis and numbers will change in post campaign analysis.
Currently, only NO2 data is available, but more trace species will be added soon.
More details on the analysis procedures can be found in the references given below.
The data products for the ICARTT campaign, currently NO2 and H2O, are directly accessible via the calendar below. These plots are produced automatically and are based on SCIAMACHY raw data. Usually, plots should be available with a delay of one day. If you experience any problems, please contact Andreas Heckel.
In addition all currently processed data products from SCIAMACHY can be found in the SCIAMACHY Data Archive of IUP / ife Bremen.
More data is available in our group off-line. If you have any requests, please contact Andreas Heckel.
If you are interested in more information or GOME and SCIAMACHY tropospheric NO2 data, please contact Andreas Heckel.
We would like to thank NOAA and NASA for funding the work of Andreas Heckel.