The "climate" water vapor product developed within ESA's "GOME-Evolution" project provides a consistent time series of monthly mean global maps of total column water vapor derived from the satellite instruments GOME, SCIAMACHY, and GOME-2 (Metop-A).
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.
This is Version 2.2
SQA - Scientific Quality Assurance 'approved by author’ 13/02/2018; TQA - Technical Quality Assurance 'approved by WDCC' 13/02/2018
Description of methods see additional_info
For a detailed description of the methods see: GOME_Evl_ClimateProduct_TCWV_v2.2.txt
Beirle et al., The MPIC/DLR Climate product, to be submitted to ESSD, in preparation.
Grossi et al., AMT, 2016.
van Malderen et al., AMT, 2014.
Wagner et al., Description of the MPI-Mainz H2O retrieval, http://www.sciamachy.org/products/H2O/H2Ovc_IUP_AD.pdf, 2011
Missing values are indicated as NaN
Technical Quality Assurance: The number of data sets is checked and not equal 0[ done ]
Technical Quality Assurance: The size of every data set is not equal 0[ done ]
Technical Quality Assurance: The data sets and corresponding metadata are all accessible via internet[ done ]
Technical Quality Assurance: The data size is checked and correct[ done ]
Technical Quality Assurance: The format is verified and correct[ done ]
Technical Quality Assurance: The time description (metadata) and data are consistent[ done ]
Technical Quality Assurance: The variable description and data are consistent[ done ]