Research Activities at IUP
The Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment is a nadir viewing UV/VIS spectrometer which was launched in April 1995 aboard the European ERS-2 satellite. The broad spectral range (240-790 nm) across the UV/VIS/NIR spectral range permits the global retrieval of ozone and several other trace gase distribution from the spectral information. In addition other geophysical quanitities such as as macrophysical cloud parameters (cloud cover, cloud top height), surface reflectivity (spectral albedo), and aerosol optical parameters can be derived from GOME. The various scientific projects encompass: inversion theory, radiative transfer modelling, retrieval algorithm development, validation of GOME trace gas data products, and scientific case studies (tropospheric pollution events, Arctic ozone loss, ozone dynamics, boundary layer studies). Prof. Burrows, the head of the group, is the lead scientist of the ESA GOME project.
The research activities can be summarized as followed:
AWI Potsdam, DLR Oberpfaffenhofen, ESA, FZ Juelich, Institut d'Aéronomie Spatiale de Belgique Belgium, NASA/GSFC USA, NILU Norway, RAL UK, SRON Netherlands, U. Leicester UK, U. Heidelberg, U. Wuppertal, ZSW Stuttgart, EORCU UK.
Funding by the State Bremen, The German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), European Union, and European Space Agency is gratefully acknowledged.