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  • The CH4_GOS_OCFP dataset is comprised of level 2, column-averaged dry-air mole fractions (mixing ratios) of methane (XCH4). It has been produced using data acquired from the Thermal and Near Infrared Sensor for Carbon Observations (TANSO-FTS) NIR and SWIR spectra, onboard the Japanese Greenhouse gases Observing Satellite (GOSAT), using the University of Leicester Full-Physics Retrieval Algorithm. It has been generated as part of the European Space Agency (ESA) Greenhouse Gases Climate Change Initiative (GHG_cci) project. This version is version 2.1 and forms part of the Climate Research Data Package 4. The University of Leicester Full-Physics Retrieval Algorithm is based on the original Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO) Full Physics Retrieval Algorithm and has been modified for use on GOSAT spectra. A second GOSAT CH4 product, generated using the SRFP algorithm, is also available. The XCH4 product is stored in NetCDF format with all GOSAT soundings on a single day stored in one file. For further information, including details of the OCFP algorithm and the TANSO-FTS instrument, please see the associated product user guide (PUG).

  • The CH4_GOS_SRPR dataset is comprised of Level 2, column-averaged dry-air mole fractions (mixing ratios) of methane (XCH4). It has been produced using data acquired from the Thermal and Near Infrared Sensor for Carbon Observations (TANSO-FTS) NIR and SWIR spectra, onboard the Japanese Greenhouse gases Observing Satellite (GOSAT), using the RemoTeC SRPR Proxy Retrieval algorithm. It has been generated as part of the European Space Agency (ESA) Greenhouse Gases Climate Change Initiative (GHG_cci) project. This version of the data is version 2.3.8, and forms part of the Climate Research Data Package 4. This Proxy Retrieval product has been generated using the RemoTeC SRPR algorithm, which is being jointly developed at SRON and KIT. This has been designated as an 'alternative' GHG CCI algorithm, and a separate product has also been generated by applying the baseline GHG CCI proxy algorithm (the University of Leicester OCPR algorithm). It is advised that users who aren't sure whether to use the baseline or alternative product use the OCPR product generated with the baseline algorithm. For more information regarding the differences between the baseline and alternative algorithms please see the GHG-CCI data products webpage. The data product is stored per day in a single NetCDF file. Retrieval results are provided for the individual GOSAT spatial footprints, no averaging having been applied. As well as containing the key product, the product file contains information relevant for the use of the data, such as the vertical layering and averaging kernels. The parameters which are retrieved simultaneously with XCH4 are also included (e.g. surface albedo), in addition to retrieval diagnostics like quality of the fit and retrieval errors. For further details on the product, including the RemoTeC algorithm and the TANSO-FTS instrument, please see the associated product user guide (PUG) or the Algorithm Theoretical Basis Documents.

  • The CH4_EMMA dataset is comprised of level 2, column-averaged dry-air mole fractions (mixing ratios) for methane (XCH4). It has been produced using the ensemble median algorithm EMMA to several different versions of the Japanes Greenhouse gases Observing Satellite (GOSAT) XCH4 data, as part of the ESA Greenhouse Gases Climate Change Initiative (GHG_cci) project. This version of the product is v1.2, and forms part of the Climate Research Data Package 4. The ensemble median algorithm EMMA has been applied to level 2 data of several different retrieval products from the Japanese Greenhouse gases Observing Satellite (GOSAT) This is therefore a merged GOSAT XCH4 Level 2 product, which is primarily used as a comparison tool to assess the level of agreement / disagreement of the various input products (for model-independent global comparison, i.e. for comparisons not restricted to TCCON validation sites and independent of global model data). For further information on the product and the EMMA algorithm please see the EMMA website, the GHG-CCI Data Products webpage or the Product Validation and Intercomparison Report (PVIR).

  • The CH4_SCI_WFMD dataset comprises level 2, column-averaged dry-air mole fractions (mixing ratios) of methane (XCH4). It has been produced using data acquired from the SCanning Imaging Absorption spectroMeter for Atmospheric CHartographY (SCIAMACHY) on board the European Space Agency's (ESA's) environmental research satellite ENVISAT, as part of the ESA's Greenhouse Gases Climate Change Initiative (GHG_cci) project. This version of the data is version 4.0, and forms part of the Climate Research Data Package 4. The Weighting Function Modified DOAS (WFMD) algorithm is a least-squares method based on scaling pre-selected atmospheric vertical profiles. A second product is also available, which has been generated from the SCIAMACHY data using the IMAP algorithm. The data product is stored per day in separate NetCDF-files (NetCDF-4 classic model). The product files contain the key products and other information relevant for the use of the data e.g. the averaging kernels. Note that the results since November 2005 are considered to be of reduced quality in comparison to the earlier results because the extended-wavelength part (1590-1770 nm) of SCIAMACHY's channel 6, covering the methane 2v3 absorption band used for the methane retrieval, is subject to irreversible displacement damage induced by high energy solar protons, which occurs from time to time at individual detector pixels. Therefore several affected detector pixels had to be excluded for the time period since November 2005. For further information on the product, including details of the WFMD algorithm and the SCIAMACHY instrument, please see the associated product user guide (PUG) or the Algorithm Theoretical Basis Documents.

  • The CH4_GOS_SRFP dataset is comprised of level 2, column-averaged mole fractiona (mixing ratioa) of methane (XCH4). It has been produced using data acquired from the Thermal and Near Infrared Sensor for Carbon Observations (TANSO-FTS) NIR and SWIR spectra onboard the Japanese Greenhouse gases Observing Satellite (GOSAT) using the SRFP (RemoTec) algorithm. It has been generated as part of the European Space Agency (ESA) Greenhouse Gases Climate Change Initiative (GHG_cci). This version of the dataset is v2.3.8 and forms part of the Climate Research Data Package 4. The RemoTeC SRFP baseline algorithm is a Full Physics algorithm. The data product is stored per day in a single NetCDF file. Retrieval results are provided for the individual GOSAT spatial footprints, no averaging having been applied. The product file contains the key products with and without bias correction. Information relevant for the use of the data is also included in the data file, such as the vertical layering and averaging kernels. Additionally, the parameters retrieved simultaneously with XCH4 are included (e.g. surface albedo), as well as retrieval diagnostics like retrieval errors and the quality of the fit. For further information on the product, including the RemoTeC Full Physics algorithm and the TANSO-FTS instrument please see the Product User Guide (PUG) or the Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document.

  • This CH4_GOS_OCPR dataset is comprised of level 2, column-averaged dry-air mole fractions (mixing ratios) of methane (XCH4.) The product has been produced using data acquired from the Thermal and Near Infrared Sensor for Carbon Observations (TANSO-FTS) NIR and SWIR spectra, onboard the Japanese Greenhouse gases Observing Satellite (GOSAT), using the OCPR University of Leicester Proxy Retrieval Algorithm. It has been generated as part of the European Space Agency (ESA) Greenhouse Gases Climate Change Initiative (GHG_cci). This version of the data is v7.0 and forms part of the Climate Research Data Package 4. This algorithm has been designated the baseline algorithm for the GHG CCI proxy methane retrievals. A second product has also been generated from the TANSO-FTS data using an alternative algorithm, the RemoTeC Proxy algorithm. It is advised that users who aren't sure whether to use the baseline or alternative product use this product generated with the OCPR baseline algorithm. For more information regarding the differences between baseline and alternative algorithms please see the GHG-CCI data products webpage. The product is stored in NetCDF format with all GOSAT soundings on a single day stored in one file. For further details on the product, including the UoL-PR algorithm and the TANSO-FTS instrument, please see the associated product user guide (PUG) or the Algorithm Theoretical Basis Documents.

  • The CH4_SCI_IMAP dataset is comprised of level 2, column-averaged dry-air mole fractions (mixing ratios) of methane (CH4). It has been produced using data acquired from the SWIR spectra (channel 6) of the SCanning Imaging Absorption spectroMeter for Atmospheric CHartographY (SCIAMACHY) on board the European Space Agency's (ESA's) environmental research satellite ENVISAT using the IMAP-DOAS algorithm. It has been generated as part of ESA Greenhouse Gases Climate Change Initiative (GHG_cci) project. This version of the dataset is v7.2 and forms part of the Climate Research Data Package 4. The IMAP-DOAS algorithm has been developed at the University of Heidelberg and SRON, and has been applied here to the SCIAMACHY data. This procedure and the algorithms validity are thoroughly described in Frankenberg et al (2011). A second product is also available which has been generated using the Weighting Function Modified DOAS (WFM-DOAS) algorithm. The data product is stored per orbit in a single NetCDF4 file. Retrieval results are provided for the individual SCIAMACHY spatial footprints, no averaging having been applied. The product file contains the key products and information relevant to using the data, such as the vertical layering and averaging kernels. For further details on the product, including the IMAP algorithm and the SCIAMACHY instrument, please see the associated product user guide (PUG) or the Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document.

  • Part of the European Space Agency's (ESA) Greenhouse Gases (GHG), the XCH4 EMMA product comprises a level 2, column-averaged dry-air mole fraction (mixing ratio) for methane (CH4). The product has been produced by applying the ensemble median algorithm EMMA to level 2 data of several different retrieval products from the Japanese Greenhouse gases Observing Satellite (GOSAT) This is therefore a merged GOSAT XCH4 Level 2 product, primarily used as a comparison tool to assess the level of agreement / disagreement of the various input products (for model-independent global comparison, i.e. for comparisons not restricted to TCCON validation sites and independent of global model data). For further information on the product and the EMMA algorithm please see the EMMA website, the GHG-CCI Data Products webpage or the Product Validation and Intercomparison Report (PVIR) in the documentation section. The GHG-CCI team encourage all users of their products to register with them to receive information on any updates or issues regarding the data products and to receive notification of new product releases. To register, please use the following link: http://www.iup.uni-bremen.de/sciamachy/NIR_NADIR_WFM_DOAS/CRDP_REG/

  • Part of the European Space Agency's (ESA) Greenhouse Gases (GHG) Climate Change Initiative (CCI) project and the Climate Research Data Package Number 3 (CRDP#3), the XCH4 SCI product comprises a level 2, column-averaged dry-air mole fraction (mixing ratio) for methane (CH4). The product has been produced using data acquired from the SCanning Imaging Absorption spectroMeter for Atmospheric CHartographY (SCIAMACHY) on board the European Space Agency's environmental research satellite ENVISAT. This product has been derived by applying the Weighting Function Modified DOAS (WFMD) algorithm to the SCIAMACHY data, a least-squares method based on scaling pre-selected atmospheric vertical profiles. A second product is also available, which has been generated from the SCIAMACHY data using the IMAP algorithm. The data product is stored per day in separate NetCDF-files (NetCDF-4 classic model). The product files contain the key products and other information relevant for the use of the data e.g. the averaging kernels. Note that the results since November 2005 are considered to be of reduced quality in comparison to the earlier results because the extended-wavelength part (1590-1770 nm) of SCIAMACHY's channel 6, covering the methane 2v3 absorption band used for the methane retrieval, is subject to irreversible displacement damage induced by high energy solar protons, which occurs from time to time at individual detector pixels. Therefore several affected detector pixels had to be excluded for the time period since November 2005. For further information on the product, including details of the WFMD algorithm and the SCIAMACHY instrument, please see the associated product user guide (PUG) or the Algorithm Theoretical Basis Documents in the documentation section The GHG-CCI team encourage all users of their products to register with them to receive information on any updates or issues regarding the data products and to receive notification of new product releases. To register, please use the following link: http://www.iup.uni-bremen.de/sciamachy/NIR_NADIR_WFM_DOAS/CRDP_REG/

  • Created as part of The European Space Agency's (ESA) GHG CCI project, the XCH4 GOS Full Physics (FP) data product is a level 2, column-averaged mole fraction (mixing ratio) of methane (CH4). The product is part of Climate Research Data Package Number 3 (CRDP#3) and is based upon data generated for the years 2009-2013. It has been produced using data acquired from the Thermal and Near Infrared Sensor for Carbon Observations (TANSO-FTS) NIR and SWIR spectra onboard the Japanese Greenhouse gases Observing Satellite (GOSAT). By contrast to the Proxy (PR) versions of the product generated with proxy algorithms, the FP products have been produced using full physics algorithms, in this case the RemoTeC SRFP baseline algorithm. The data product is stored per day in a single NetCDF file. Retrieval results are provided for the individual GOSAT spatial footprints, no averaging having been applied. The product file contains the key products with and without bias correction. Information relevant for the use of the data is also included in the data file, such as the vertical layering and averaging kernels. Additionally, the parameters retrieved simultaneously with XCH4 are included (e.g. surface albedo), as well as retrieval diagnostics like retrieval errors and the quality of the fit. For further information on the product, including the RemoTeC Full Physics algorithm and the TANSO-FTS instrument please see the Product User Guide (PUG) or the Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document in the documentation section. The GHG-CCI team encourage all users of their products to register with them to receive information on any updates or issues regarding the data products and to receive notification of new product releases. To register, please use the following link: http://www.iup.uni-bremen.de/sciamachy/NIR_NADIR_WFM_DOAS/CRDP_REG/