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O3 vertical column ESA
August 2002 to April 2012 *)  v5.01
August 2002 to April 2012 validated
O3 profile IFE/IUP Bremen
September 2002 to April 2012 *)    v1.63: p. valid.
August 2002 to April 2012 *)    v5.01
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O3 profile by ESA (last update: 16 May 2011)
validation summary The ozone profile product of Level 2 v5.01 shows an improvement over Level 2 v3.01. Version 5.01 ozone profiles have a correct vertical shape, and capture well the seasonal cycle and meridional structure. When compared to GB network data, O3 profiles retrieved with SGP 5.01 are of equivalent or better quality than those retrieved with SGP 3.01. The low bias in v3.01 is significantly reduced. In the mid-latitudes SCIAMACHY v5.01 matches validation instruments within 5% up to 38 km altitude.
available data Data from August 2002 to April 2012 processed with OL v5.02 can be ordered via the ESA EO Principal Investigator Portal. Currently data are being reprocessed with the updated OL 5.02.
point of contact ESA EO helpdesk
algorithm description The Algorithm Theoretical Baseline Document for OL Version 5 can be found here
product details The product format is described in the Envisat Products Specification Document. Lists of known issues are described in the OL product disclaimer and the NRT product disclaimer

SCIAMACHY O3 profile (ESA) validation literature:
  • Geophysical validation of SCIAMACHY Limb Ozone Profiles
    Brinksma, E.J., A. Bracher, D.E. Lolkema, A.J. Segers, I.S. Boyd, K. Bramstedt, H. Claude, S. Godin-Beekmann, G. Hansen, G. Kopp, T. Leblanc, I.S. McDermid, Y.J. Meijer, H. Nakane, A. Parrish, C. von Savigny, K. Stebel, D.P.J. Swart, G. Taha and A.J.M. Piters
    Abstract/Article: Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 6, 197–209, 2006
    Product: limb ozone profiles
    Institute: IUP/IFE & ESA
    Method: Groundbased lidar and microwave, sondes, SAGE II and SAGE III
  • Intercomparison of ozone profile measurements from ASUR, SCIAMACHY, MIPAS, OSIRIS, and SMR
    Kuttippurath, J., H. Bremer, J. Burrows, A. Kleinböhl, H. Küllmann, K. Künzi, J. Notholt, M. Sinnhuber, C. von Savigny, N. Lautié, D. Murtagh, J. Urban, M. Milz, G. Stiller, S. Petelina, J. de La Noë, E. Le Flochmoën and P. Ricaud
    Abstract/Article: J. Geophys. Res., 112, D09311, doi:10.1029/2006JD007830, 2007
    Product: O3 profiles
    Institute: ESA/IFE
    Method: ASUR, MIPAS, OSIRIS, and SMR
  • Long-Term Validation of GOMOS, MIPAS and SCIAMACHY Ozone and Temperature Profiles by the Envisat Quality Assessment with Lidar (EQUAL) Project
    Meijer, Y.J., J.-L. Baray, H. Bencherif, G.E. Bodeker, H. Claude, T. Fehr, K.H. Fricke, J.A.E. van Gijsel, P. von der Gathen, S. Godin-Beekmann, G. Hansen, P. Keckhut, T. Leblanc, M. Marchand, I.S. McDermid, H. Nakane, S. Pal, E.J. Quel and D.P.J. Swart
    Abstract/Article: Proc. ‘Envisat Symposium 2007’, Montreux, Switzerland 23–27 April 2007 (ESA SP-636, July 2007)
    Product: O3 profiles
    Institute: ESA
    Method: Lidar stations (14) around the world (EQUAL)

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