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A new Tool for SCIAMACHY level 1b to 1c processing

Sander Slijkhuis(1), Sandra Wahl(2), Bernd Aberle(3), Albrecht von Bargen(1), Michael Hess(3), Rob Koopman(4) and Thorsten Fehr(4)

(1) German Aerospace Centre, DLR-IMF Oberpfaffenhofen, 82234 Wessling, Germany
(2) German Aerospace Centre, DLR- IMFOberpfaffenhofen, 82234 Wessling, Germany
(3) German Aerospace Centre, DLR- IMF Oberpfaffenhofen, 82234 Wessling, Germany
(4) ESA / ESRIN, Via Galileo Galilei, 00044 Frascati, Italy


For most user applications, SCIAMACHY Level 1b data require processing to Level 1c.The official Level 1b-to-1c processing tools have been ESA's ENVIVIEW and BEAT toolkit.The software implementation of these processing tools is independent from the IPF software used in the operational Level 1b processor, or from the Level 1b-to-1c pre-processor used in the operational Level 1b-to-2 software.

In order to shorten the software update cycle, which may be necessary as the Level 1b processing evolves, ESA has initiated a developement to adapt the Level 1b-to-1c software of the prototype operational processor into a user-friendly tool.

In this paper we will present the user interface of this new "SciaL1c" tool, and we will give an overview of new features implemented.


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Keywords: ESA European Space Agency - Agence spatiale europeenne, observation de la terre, earth observation, satellite remote sensing, teledetection, geophysique, altimetrie, radar, chimique atmospherique, geophysics, altimetry, radar, atmospheric chemistry