Ozone (O3) is of crucial importance for the equilibrium of the Earth atmosphere. In the stratosphere, the ozone layer shields the biosphere from dangerous solar ultraviolet radiation. In the troposphere, it acts as an efficient cleansing agent, but at high concentration it also becomes harmful to the health of humans, animals, and vegetation. Ozone is an important greenhouse-gas contributor to ongoing climate change. Since the discovery of the Antarctic ozone hole in the mid-eighties and the subsequent Montreal protocol that regulated the production of chlorine-containing ozone-depleting substances, ozone has been routinely monitored from the ground and from space. For S5P/TROPOMI, there are two algorithms that will deliver total O3 column amounts to be retrieved from S5P/TROPOMI.
|Version number||Version Effective Date||Summary of Changes|
|1.0.0||6 months post-launch to next update||Post-Phase E1 updates|
|0.11.04||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.