Tropospheric NO2 from GOME for MINOS
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Introduction:The MINOS (Mediterranean Intensive Oxidant Study) project is an international atmospheric research program coordinated by the Max-Planck-Institute for Chemistry. The objective of MINOS is to quantify the main processes involved in the Mediterranean pollution build-up
In support of MINOS,
tropospheric excess columns of NO2 as derived from measurements of the Global
Ozone Monitoring Experiment (GOME) are made available on this site. The
tropospheric excess column is defined as the integrated tropospheric NO2
amount that is in excess of that measured above a clean air reference sector,
usually the Pacific. As plots shown on this page are derived from GOME Near Real
Time measurements (courtesy of ESA/ESRIN/DLR), no data from the Pacific sector
are available. We therefore use the Atlantic as a clean air reference, which
might lead to underestimation of the real tropospheric columns. Please note,
that no cloud clearance has been applied to the data. Therefore, regions covered
with clouds can be misinterpreted as regions with low tropospheric NO2
The plots below are produced automatically and are based on the GOME Near Real Time data. Usually, plots should be available with a delay of one day, but as there is no extra funding for this web page, maintenance does not have a high priority. If you experience any problems, please contact Andreas Richter.
We will try to add some more GOME NRT data products here soon. If you have any requests, please contact Andreas Richter.
If you are interested in more information or GOME tropospheric NO2 data, please contact Andreas Richter.
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