StratOzone: SCIAMACHY Limb Data Archive for Ozone
Near-real-time ozone profiles are processed and made available at
the SCIAMACHY StratOzone Data Archive
at the University of Bremen.
Stratospheric ozone is a key element in the study of the earth system.
The analyses from IUP at Bremen monitor
the behavior of the "ozone hole" and mid-latitude ozone as
halogen loading of the stratosphere reaches its maximum. The
analyses exploit the limb measurement mode where tropospheric column amounts of
ozone can be determined.
About Sciamachy: The SCIAMACHY instrument was proposed in 1988 by J. P. Burrows et al. After
a feasibility study (phase A) in 1989-1990 led by Dornier and Fokker as
prime contractors, SCIAMACHY was selected for flight by the European Space
Agency (ESA) as an "Announcement of Opportunity" instrument. Subsequently
a definition study (phase B) was carried out between 1991 and mid 1992.
Meanwhile, the manufacturing phase (phase C/D) was completed. SCIAMACHY
was then delivered to ESA and mounted on-board ENVISAT.
Keywords: ESA European
Space Agency - Agence spatiale europeenne,
observation de la terre, earth observation,
satellite remote sensing,
teledetection, geophysique, altimetrie, radar,
chimique atmospherique, geophysics, altimetry, radar,