The MPIC/DLR climate water vapor product


The MPIC/DLR "climate" water vapor product, developed within ESA's "GOME Evolution" project, provides a consistent time series of monthly mean H2O columns from the satellite instruments GOME, SCIAMACHY, and GOME-2 (MetopA). Consistency amongst the different instruments (including cloud treatment) is substantially improved by (1) merging SCIAMACHY and GOME-2 observations to GOME pixel size, and (2) reducing the GOME-2 swath width to GOME/SCIAMACHY swath, thereby mimicking GOME-like observation conditions for all three sensors. WARNING: Version 1.0 is based on spectral analysis settings which have slightly changed during the GOME-2 timeseries, introducing a small but clear "jump" in the TCWV timeseries at the turn of the years 2012/2013. This version should not be used any more! Use version >2 instead!

Metadata Access
Creator Steffen Beirle;Yang Wang;Margherita Grossi;Diego Loyola;Thomas Wagner;Johannes Lampel
Publisher Deutsches Zentrum fur Luft- und Raumfahrt;Max-Planck-Institute for Chemistry
Publication Year 2017
Rights For Scientific Use only
Contact Deutsches Zentrum fur Luft- und Raumfahrt;Max-Planck-Institute for Chemistry
Language English
Resource Type Dataset
Format netCDF, records separated
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage {-90.0,-180.0,90.0,180.0}
Temporal Coverage Begin 1995-06-01T11:59:59Z
Temporal Coverage End 2015-12-31T11:59:59Z