6.3.6 Product Quality Information
A Readme file describing data quality and known instrument and processing issues as well as major improvements with respect to previous processor versions is regularly maintained by the SCIAMACHY Quality Working Group and provided to the users. The document applying to the SCIAMACHY Level 2 products is available here.
6.3.7 Software Tools
ESA provides a set of software tools to the remote sensing user community, in order to exploit atmospheric data for scientific analysis. These tools allow the data users to read, process, and visualize SCIAMACHY data. All software listed below can be freely downloaded starting from the ESA Software tools page.
Basic ERS & Envisat Atmospheric Toolbox (BEAT)
The Basic ERS & Envisat Atmospheric Toolbox (BEAT) is a collection of executable tools and an application programming interface (API) which has been developed to facilitate the utilization, viewing and processing of ESA GOMOS, MIPAS, SCIAMACHY, and GOME data. The current release is BEAT version 6.8.0.
The CFI software is a collection of multiplatform precompiled C libraries for timing, coordinate conversions, orbit propagation, satellite pointing calculations, and target visibility calculations. This software is made available by the Envisat project to any user involved in the Envisat mission preparation/exploitation. Access to the user is provided after filling in and sending a formal registration form.
The SciaL1C tool is an application provided to the users of SCIAMACHY Level 1b products. This application allows selecting specific calibrations to apply to SCIAMACHY Level 1b data and generate Level 1c products suitable for the user's particular applications. Level 1b products contain not fully calibrated Level 0 spectral information in combination with calculated calibration data. Details on the calibration concept for SCIAMACHY measurements are available here.