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DAMS2P

Development of Global Aerosol Mapping from Satellite Level-2 Products

Prototyping of a service-oriented product using data from SAGE and aerosol GOME products, with as primary objective the mapping of aerosol extinction data, including the matching of data taken at different wavelengths.

DAMS2P
Development of Global Aerosol Mapping from Satellite Level-2 Products
DUP (Data User Programme)
Land
€115k
Service Demonstration
Completed
ERS-2 : GOME
ERBS : SAGE II

The ERS-2/GOME instrument and the package of atmospheric instruments under development for the Envisat-1 satellite will provide an unprecedented capability to study and monitor the Earth's atmosphere and its chemical constituents.

With a view to operational use by meteorological and environmental users, the instrument derived geophysical information as aerosol parameters is to be put in the form of a global map. In order to achieve this, the measurements taken by the instrument over limited areas and at different times need to be suitably integrated into a 3-D product by means of physical models.

The DAMS2P project aimed at prototyping a service-oriented product of this kind by initially using data from non-ESA missions (e.g. SAGE) and later aerosol GOME products derived from ERS-2.

The primary objective of the DAMS2P project was the mapping of aerosol extinction data, including the matching of data taken at different wavelengths.

The next steps consisted of:

  • mapping aerosol properties derived from the spectral data;
  • mapping additional atmospheric chemical species (H2O, HNO3).
Project final report (1Mb Pdf file)
Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy
Martine De Maziere
Head of Section Physico-Chemistry of the Ionosphere of Department Theoretical Aeronomy
BIRA-IASB
Ringlaan-3-Avenue Circulaire
B-1180 Brussels
BELGIUM
Tel: +32 (0)2-373.03.63
Fax: +32 (0)2-374.84.23
Email: Martine.DeMaziere@aeronomie.be
Claus Zehner
European Space Agency - ESRIN D/EOP-SEU
Via Galileo Galilei CP. 64
I-00044 Frascati
ITALY
Tel: +39 06-941.80544
Fax: +39 06-941.80552
Email: claus.zehner@esa.int