Monday, 23 January 2012: 5:00 PM
Operational Ozone Sensors and Beyond (invited)
Room 245 (New Orleans Convention Center )
The last two decades have seen exceptional advances in research sensors and data products for atmospheric chemistry studies. These advances are moving forward into the operational arena. This talk will present information on the measurements, capabilities and applications for the new set of ozone sensors operated by meteorological agencies concentrating on those making solar Backscatter measurements in the Ultraviolet (BUV). The instruments covered include the NOAA/NASA Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite (OMPS) scheduled for launch on the NPP spacecraft in October 2011, the EuMetSat Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment (GOME-2) on MetOp-A and scheduled for launch on MetOp-B in April 2012, the Chinese Meteorological Administration (CMA) Solar Backscatter Ultraviolet Sounders (SBUS) and Total Ozone Units (TOU) on FY-3a and FY-3b, and the NOAA Solar Backscatter Ultraviolet instruments (SBUV/2) on POES-16, 17, 18, and 19.