Data products
All available operational and scientific data products

Validation
Site from the SCIAMACHY
Validation & Interpretation
Group (SCIAVALIG)

Instrument/Science
Instrument PI page
IFE/IUP Bremen

Operations
Site from the SCIAMACHY Operations Support Team (SOST)

Calibration
SCIAMACHY calibration
SRON

Monitoring
Bi-monthly and daily reports on SCIAMACHY
ESA

SCIAMACHY -SCanning Imaging Absorption spectroMeter for Atmospheric CHartographY- is a passive remote sensing spectrometer observing backscattered, reflected, transmitted or emitted radiation from the atmosphere and Earth's surface, in the wavelength range between 240 and 2380 nm.
The instrument was launched on board ENVISAT which was operational from March 2002 to April 2012.

The primary scientific objective of SCIAMACHY is the global measurement of various trace gases in the troposphere and stratosphere, which are retrieved from the solar irradiance and Earth radiance spectra. The large wavelength is also ideally suited for the determination of aerosols and clouds. Validation of SCIAMACHY is essential to ensure the quality of these derived products.

 

 


M. Gottwald et al: SCIAMACHY, Monitoring the Changing Earth's Atmosphere; DLR, 2006

SCIAMACHY book
online version (2011)

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