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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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Envisat MERIS RR data - Change of access with new MERCI service

27 June 2016

MERIS users are informed that the full mission Envisat MERIS Reduced Resolution (RR) datasets have been migrated to the ESA EO centralised dissemination service with online access through a new release of MERCI integrated in the EO Single Sign-On (EO-SSO) architecture.