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NO2 vertical column ESA
Aug 2002 to April 2012 *)  v3.01
IFE/IUP Bremen
Aug 2002 to April 2012 *)    p. valid.
KNMI/BIRA
Jan 2003 to April 2012   validated
NO2 slant column BIRA-IASB
Jan 2003 to April 2012 *)    validated
Dalhousie/SAO
Jan 2003 to April 2012      
NO2 tropospheric column IFE/IUP Bremen
Aug 2002 to end *)    validated
KNMI/BIRA
Jan 2003 to end   validated
Dalhousie/SAO
Jan 2003 to end    
MPI Mainz/IUP Heidelberg
2003 to 2011     demonst.
NO2 profile IFE/IUP Bremen
Sep 2002 to April 2012 *)   
ESA
Aug 2002 to April 2012 *)    v3.01
MPI Mainz/IUP Heidelberg
Sep 2002 to April 2012 *)     
Environment Canada
on request   p. valid.
*): some restrictions on data use, see product details (click on institute)
NO2 profile by IFE/IUP Bremen (last update: 18 Sep 2009)
available data The latest version 3.1 is available from 2003 through to 2005. Other versions: September 2002 to now (v3.0), September 2002 - December 2004 (v1.1), January 2005 - now (v2.1). Data is available via the SCIA-ARC website.
point of contact Alexei Rozanov
algorithm description The algorithm is described in the Algorithm Document.
product details All details can be be found in the Product Specification Documents for v1.1, v2.1, v3.0 and v3.1. Restrictions for data use apply.
validation results The SCIA-ARC website also lists preliminary validation results.


SCIAMACHY NO2 profile (IFE) validation literature:
  • NO2 profile retrieval using airborne multi axis UV-visible skylight absorption measurements over central Europe
    Bruns, M., S.A. Buehler, J.P. Burrows, A. Richter, A. Rozanov, P. Wang, K.P. Heue, U. Platt, I. Pundt and T. Wagner
    Abstract/Article: Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 6, 3049–3058, 2006
    Product: NO2 vertical columns
    Institute: IUP- Bremen, IUP-Heidelberg
    Method: "Airborne multiaxis differential optical absorption spectrometer (AMAXDOAS)"
  • Inter-comparison of stratospheric O3 and NO2 abundances retrieved from balloon borne direct sun observations and Envisat/SCIAMACHY limb measurements
    Butz, A., H. Bösch, C. Camy-Peyret, M. Chipperfield, M. Dorf, G. Dufour, K. Grunow, P. Jeseck, S. Kühl, S. Payan, I. Pepin, J. Pukite, A. Rozanov, C. von Savigny, C. Sioris, T.Wagner, F.Weidner and K. Pfeilsticker
    Abstract/Article: Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 6, 1293–1314, 2006
    Product: stratospheric O3 and NO2 limb profiles
    Institute: O3: IUP/IFE - NO2: IUP/IFE, IUP-Heidelberg, SAO
    Method: Balloon borne direct sun observations
  • Validation of SCIAMACHY Level-1 and Level-2 Products by Balloon-Borne Differential Optical Absorption Spectroscopy (DOAS)
    Dorf, M., H. Bösch, A. Butz, C. Camy-Peyret, M.P. Chipperfield, K. Gerilowski, K. Grunow, W. Gurlit, H. Harder, S. Kühl, L. Kritten, A. Lindner, S. Payan, A. Rozanov, C. von Savigny, B. Simmes, C. Sioris, F. Weidner and K. Pfeilsticker
    Abstract/Article: Proc. of the First ‘Atmospheric Science Conference’, ESRIN, Frascati, Italy, 8 – 12 May 2006 (ESA SP-628, July 2006)
    Product: Level 1 (Limb radiance and solar irradiance) and level 2 products (profiles of O3, NO2, BrO)
    Institute: L1: IUP-Bremen/ O3: IUP-Bremen/NO2: IUP-HD, IUP-Bremen and Havard-Smithsonian/BrO: Havard-Smithsonian
    Method: Balloon-Borne Differential Optical Absorption Spectroscopy (DOAS)
  • Global Validation of SCIAMACHY O3 and NO2 Profiles from OL3.0 and IUP/IFE Retrieval with Collocated Measurements from ACE-FTS, GOMOS, HALOE, MIPAS, POAM III and SAGE II
    Bracher, A., L.K. Amekudzi, K. Bramstedt, K.-U. Eichmann, A. Rozanov, C. von Savigny and J.P. Burrows
    Abstract/Article: Proc. ‘Envisat Symposium 2007’, Montreux, Switzerland 23–27 April 2007 (ESA SP-636, July 2007)
    Product: O3 and NO2 profiles
    Institute: IUP/IFE, University of Bremen
    Method: ACE-FTS, GOMOS, HALOE, MIPAS, POAM III and SAGE II

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