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GOMOS is a medium resolution spectrometer covering the wavelength range from 250 nm to 950 nm. The high sensitivity requirement down to 250 nm has been a significant design driver leading to an all-reflective optical system design for the UVVIS part of the spectrum and to functional pupil separation between the UVVIS and the NIR spectral regions (thus no dichroic separation of UV). Due to the requirement of operating on very faint stars (down to magnitude 4 to 5), the sensitivity requirement to the instrument is very high. Consequently, a large telescope (30 cm × 20 cm aperture) had to be used to collect sufficient signal, and detectors with high quantum efficiency and very low noise had to be developed to achieve the required signal to noise ratios.

Status
Not Operational
Type
Atmospheric Chemistry
Technical Characteristics
Accuracy:
Relative spectral accuracy: 0.17 / 0.20 nm in UVVIS (dark / brightlimb typical)
Spatial Resolution:
Swath Width:
Not applicable
Waveband:
Spectrometers: UV-Vis: 248-371nm & 387-693nm,NIR:750-776nm& 915-956nm,Photometers: 644-705nm & 466-528nm
Earth Topics
Atmosphere ( Chemistry , Ozone )
Available Resources Type Access
Glossary Technical Document link
GOMOS: ENVISAT's Contribution to Measuring Long-Term Trends inOzone and Other Trace Gases ESA Bulletin download
GOMOS Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document Technical Document download
GOMOS Products Specifications Product Document download
ACVE-3 Workshop Proceedings link
Annex A - Product Data Conventions Product Document download
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ATMOS 2018 Conference

11 June 2018

In the context of the EO Science for Society Programme Element, the European Space Agency is organising ATMOS 2018, a conference on the topical theme Atmosphere aimed at exploiting data from ESA and EO Missions for science and application development.

If you are interested in submitting a paper for the conference, please note that the deadline is 15 August 2018.