The Ozone Monitoring Instrument : Overview of 14 years in space

Levelt, Pieternel F.; Joiner, Joanna; Tamminen, Johanna; Veefkind, J.P.; Bhartia, Pawan K.; Zweers, Deborah C.S.; Duncan, Bryan N.; Streets, David G.; Eskes, Henk; Der, Ronald A. Van; McLinden, Chris; Fioletov, Vitali; Carn, Simon; Laat, Jos De; Deland, Matthew; Marchenko, Sergey; McPeters, Richard; Ziemke, Jerald; Fu, Dejian; Liu, Xiong; Pickering, Kenneth; Apituley, Arnoud; Abad, Gonzalo González; Arola, Antti; Boersma, Folkert; Miller, Christopher Chan; Chance, Kelly; Graaf, Martin De; Hakkarainen, Janne; Hassinen, Seppo; Ialongo, Iolanda; Kleipool, Quintus; Krotkov, Nickolay; Li, Can; Lamsal, Lok; Newman, Paul; Nowlan, Caroline; Suleiman, Raid; Tilstra, Lieuwe Gijsbert; Torres, Omar; Wang, Huiqun; Wargan, Krzysztof


This overview paper highlights the successes of the Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) on board the Aura satellite spanning a period of nearly 14 years. Data from OMI has been used in a wide range of applications and research resulting in many new findings. Due to its unprecedented spatial resolution, in combination with daily global coverage, OMI plays a unique role in measuring trace gases important for the ozone layer, air quality, and climate change. With the operational very fast delivery (VFD; direct readout) and near real-time (NRT) availability of the data, OMI also plays an important role in the development of operational services in the atmospheric chemistry domain.