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These tropospheric NO2 columns are derived from satellite observations based on slant column NO2 retrievals with the DOAS technique, and the KNMI combined modelling/retrieval/assimilation approach.

Archive (images and data)

TROPOMI (S5-p):      TM5-MP-DOMINO version 1.2.x & 1.3.x, OFFLINE (2018-):
individual days  |  monthly mean
 
 
OMI: QA4ECV version 1.1 OFFLINE (2004-):
individual days  |  monthly mean  |  overpass data
 
DOMINO version 2.0 NRT (2018-today):
individual days
 
Special data product for China: POMINO
 
 
GOME-2 (METOP-B):      TM4NO2A version 2.3 (2013-today):
individual days  |  monthly mean
 
 
GOME-2 (METOP-A): QA4ECV version 1.1 OFFLINE (2007-2018):
individual days  |  monthly mean  |  overpass data
 
TM4NO2A version 2.3 (2007-2020):
individual days  |  monthly mean
 
 
SCIAMACHY:  QA4ECV version 1.1 OFFLINE (2002-2012):
individual days  |  monthly mean
 
 
GOME: TM4NO2A version 2.3 (1996-2003):
individual days  |  monthly mean
 
Merged GOME/SCIA/GOME2:     Merged TM4NO2A version 2.3 (1996-2017):
Monthly data (single file of 1 Gb !)
 

Info on upgrade to DOMINO version 2

Info on QA4ECV data product (developed witihin EU project QA4ECV)

Data use / Citation

Distribution of TEMIS NO2 data sets is funded by ESA. The data are not copyrighted and are open to all for both commercial and non-commercial uses. If you used TEMIS NO2 data for a publication (research or otherwise), or for any other purpose, please refer to the following publication:

For the merged GOME/SCIAMACHY/GOME2 data:

Georgoulias, A. K., van der A, R. J., Stammes, P., Boersma, K. F., and Eskes, H. J.: Trends and trend reversal detection in 2 decades of tropospheric NO2 satellite observations, Atmos. Chem. Phys. 19, 6269-6294, doi:10.5194/acp-19-6269-2019, 2019.
For OMI data:
Boersma, K.F., H.J. Eskes, R. J. Dirksen, R. J. van der A, J. P. Veefkind, P. Stammes, V. Huijnen, Q. L. Kleipool, M. Sneep, J. Claas, J. Leitao, A. Richter, Y. Zhou, and D. Brunner, An improved retrieval of tropospheric NO2 columns from the Ozone ~Monitoring Instrument, Atmos. Meas. Tech. 4, 1905-1928, doi:10.5194/amt-4-1905-2011, 2011.
For GOME, SCIAMACHY or GOME-2 data:
Boersma, K.F., H.J. Eskes and E.J. Brinksma, Error Analysis for Tropospheric NO2 Retrieval from Space, J. Geophys. Res. 109, D04311, doi:10.1029/2003JD003962, 2004.
For TROPOMI data:
van Geffen, J.H.G.M., Eskes, H.J., Boersma, K.F., Maasakkers, J.D. and Veefkind, J.P., TROPOMI ATBD of the total and tropospheric NO2 data products, Report S5P-KNMI-L2-0005-RP, KNMI, De Bilt, The Netherlands; see TROPOMI ATBD list for the latest available version.
We request that you include the following acknowledgment: "We acknowledge the free use of tropospheric NO2 column data from the YYY sensor from www.temis.nl." We would appreciate receiving a copy of your publication, by contacting us via the contact form.

Acknowledgement

The NO2 data products of GOME-2 were generated using level 1 data developed by EUMETSAT.

Documentation and software

OMI:

 
GOME-2/SCIAMACHY/GOME:

 

Background information and scientific publications

  • Scientific Publications:
    • S5P TROPOMI NO2 slant column retrieval: method, stability, uncertainties and comparisons with OMI
      van Geffen, J., Boersma, K.F., Eskes, H., Sneep, M., ter Linden, M., Zara, M. and Veefkind, J.P.
      Atmos. Meas. Tech. 13, 1315-1335, doi:10.5194/amt-13-1315-2020 2020.
    • Improving algorithms and uncertainty estimates for satellite NO2 retrievals: Results from the Quality Assurance for Essential Climate Variables (QA4ECV) project Variables (QA4ECV) project
      Boersma, K. F., Eskes, H. J., Richter, A., De Smedt, I., Lorente, A., Beirle, S., van Geffen, J. H. G. M., Zara, M., Peters, E., Van Roozendael, M., Wagner, T., Maasakkers, J. D., van der A, R. J., Nightingale, J., De Rudder, A., Irie, H., Pinardi, G., Lambert, J.-C. and Compernolle, S.
      Atmos. Meas. Tech. 11, 6651-6678, doi:10.5194/amt-11-6651-2018, 2018.
    • An improved retrieval of tropospheric NO2 columns from the Ozone Monitoring Instrument
      K. F. Boersma, H. J. Eskes, R. J. Dirksen, R. J. van der A, J. P. Veefkind, P. Stammes, V. Huijnen, Q. L. Kleipool, M. Sneep, J. Claas, J. Leitao, A. Richter, Y. Zhou, and D. Brunner
      Atmos. Meas. Tech. 4, 1905-1928, doi:10.5194/amt-4-1905-2011, 2011.
    • Identification of NO2 sources and their trends from space using seasonal variability analyses
      R.J. van der A, H.J. Eskes, K.F. Boersma, T.P.C. van Noije, M. Van Roozendael, I. De Smedt, D.H.M.U. Peters, J.J.P. Kuenen and E.W. Meijer
      J. Geophys. Res. 113, doi:10.1029/2007JD009021, 2008.
                 download full paper
    • Near-real time retrieval of tropospheric NO2 from OMI
      Boersma, K.F., H.J. Eskes, J.P. Veefkind, E.J. Brinksma, R.J. van der A, M. Sneep, G.H.J. van den Oord, P.F. Levelt, P. Stammes, J.F. Gleason and E.J. Bucsela
      Atm. Chem. Phys., 2013-2128, doi:10.5194/acp-7-2103-2007, 2007.
                 download full paper
    • Detection of the trend and seasonal variation in tropospheric NO2 over China
      R.J. van der A, D.H.M.U. Peters, H.J. Eskes, K.F. Boersma, M. Van Roozendael, I. De Smedt en H.M. Kelder
      J. Geophys. Res. 111, doi:10.1029/2005JD006594, 2006.
                 download full paper (0.5 MB)
    • Estimates of lightning NOx production from GOME satellite observations
      K.F. Boersma, H.J. Eskes, E.W. Meijer and H.M. Kelder
      Atmos. Chem. Phys. 5, 1-21, doi:10.5194/acp-5-1-2005, 2005.
                 download full paper (938 kB)
    • Error Analysis for Tropospheric NO2 Retrieval from Space
      K.F. Boersma, H.J. Eskes and E.J. Brinksma
      J. Geophys. Res. 109, D04311, doi:10.1029/2003JD003962, 2004.
                 download full paper (6.1 MB)
    • Averaging kernels for DOAS total-column satellite retrievals
      H.J. Eskes and K.F. Boersma
      Atmos. Chem. Phys. 3, 1285-1291, doi:10.5194/acp-3-1285-2003, 2003.
                 download full paper (181 kB)
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