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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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New service to go live: Envisat-ERS (A)SAR On-the-Fly Data Processing and Data Download service

27 May 2016

ESA will shortly introduce an important change for users in the way to obtain Envisat and ERS (A)SAR data. Evolving from the traditional on-demand PAC production to the new On-The-Fly data processing will imply significant improvement for users being able to trigger (A)SAR processing and download directly from the ESA archive via the new (A)SAR data On-The-Fly (OTF) service.