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SCIAMACHY Product Handbook Issue 1.0 - 30 January 2013

July 2015: This wiki is currently under major revision in order to update the content to current mission phase and algorithms' evolution.

The SCIAMACHY Product Handbook provides a high-level description of the instrument and is a guide for users to choose and use the SCIAMACHY data products. It explains the way how operational products are obtained including details on calibration aspects, which can be applied by the users.

The SCIAMACHY Quality Working Group (QWG) has contributed to the compilation of this document. Current members of the SCIAMACHY QWG are:

  • Institut für Umweltphysik (IUP), University of Bremen, Germany
  • Institut für Methodik der Fernerkundung (IMF), DLR, Germany
  • Netherlands Institute for Space Research (SRON)
  • Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy (BIRA-IASB)

The document is regularly modified to provide users with up-to-date information.

schimachy trace gas map

SCIAMACHY, examples of retrieved trace gas maps (images from DLR, IUP-IFE, SRON, KNMI, IASB-BIRA, and MPI. Background photo is from NASA). Courtesy of DLR.