This paper describes the algorithm for deriving the total column ozone from spectral radiances and irradiances measured by the Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) on the Earth Observing System Aura satellite. The algorithm is based on the differential optical absorption spectroscopy technique. The main characteristics of the algorithm as well as an error analysis are described. The algorithm has been successfully applied to the first available OMI data. First comparisons with ground-based instruments are very encouraging and clearly show the potential of the method.
JP Veefkind, JF de Haan, EJ Brinksma, M Kroon, PF Levelt. Total Ozone from the Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) Using the DOAS technique
published, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 2006, 44