Carbon monoxide (CO) is an important atmospheric trace gas for our understanding of tropospheric chemistry. In certain urban areas, it is a major atmospheric pollutant. Main sources of CO are combustion of fossil fuels, biomass burning, and atmospheric oxidation of methane and other hydrocarbons. Whereas fossil fuel combustion is the main source of CO at Northern mid-latitudes, the oxidation of isoprenes and biomass burning play an important role in the tropics.TROPOMI observes the CO global abundance exploiting clear-sky and cloudy-sky Earth radiance measurements. In the 2.3 µm spectral range of the shortwave infrared (SWIR) part of the solar spectrum, TROPOMI clear sky observations provide CO total columns with sensitivity to the tropospheric boundary layer. For cloudy atmospheres, the column sensitivity changes according to the light path. MOPITT data (as shown below) will be used as part of the verification of TROPOMI CO amounts.
|Version number||Version Effective Date||Summary of Changes|
|1.0.0||6 months post-launch to next update||Post-Phase E1 updates|
|0.11.4||present to 6 months post-launch||First product release|
USER DOCUMENTATION: ATBD, PUM, README, & SAMPLE DATA
The Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document (ATBD) can be found by clicking here and the Product User Manual (PUM) link is located on the right under Documentation. Product README (PRF) and Sample Data Files are being updated based on a new release of the processing software and will be available for download prior to launch.
After launch, preliminary product results will be provided during the Commissioning Phase and the Operational Phase.