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Earth Topics (Applications)
  • Atmosphere
  • Ozone



    Climate Change/Kyoto

    Instrument type
    Date of Launch:
    ERS-1 - 17 July 1991
    ERS-2 - 21 April 1995
    Mission Status:
    ERS-1 ended on March 2000 and ERS-2 September 2011 
    Orbit Height:
    782 to 785 km
    Orbit type:
    Near-circular, polar, Sun-synchronous
    Swath Width:
    5 km
    GOME Total Column Water Vapour Climate product
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    Last update: 05/12/2018

    The GOME Total Column Water Vapour (TCWV) Climate product was generated by the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry (MPIC), and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) within the ESA GOME-Evolution project. It is a Level 3 type product containing homogenized time-series of the global distribution of TCWV spanning over more than two decades (1995-2015).


    The data is provided as single netCDF file, containing monthly mean TCWV (units kg/m2) with 1-degree resolution, and is based on measurements from the satellite instruments ERS-2 GOME, Envisat SCIAMACHY, and MetOp-A GOME-2.  Details are available in the paper by Beirle et al, 2018,.


    Please also consult the GOME TCWV Product Quality Readme file before using the data.


    See related news of 06 December 2018.

    Data Set Specifications
    Spatial coverage: 90 N, 90 S, 180 W, 180 E
    Temporal coverage: 1995-07 - 2015-12
    Processing level
    Level 3
    How to access this data

    This dataset is available as single netCDF file (224 MB) via FTP upon registration.

    Details on the GOME datasets currently distributed can be found in the ERS-2 GOME Products Availability Table.

    Terms & Conditions applicable
    Utilisation of this data is subject to ESA's Earth Observation Terms and Conditions
    Current Dataset Version


    GOME TCWV Climate product Products Quality Readme File


    Paper by Beirle et al. 2018


    GOME TCWV Climate Product - Validation report


    GOME TCWV Climate Product - Comparison results: time series


    Documentation related to ERS-2 GOME Products and Algorithms