Abstract

We compare the Earth reflectances of the spectrometers Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment (GOME) and Scanning Imaging Absorption Spectrometer for Atmospheric Chartography (SCIAMACHY) over their overlapping wavelength range (240800  nm). The goal is to investigate the quality of the radiometric calibration of SCIAMACHY using calibrated GOME data as a reference. However, severe degradation of the GOME instrument in the UV since 2001 prevents it from being a reliable reference below 500  nm. Above 500  nm, GOME is reliable and we find substantial disagreement between GOME and SCIAMACHY, of the order of 15%20%, which we can attribute completely to the current calibration problems of SCIAMACHY. These numbers are supported by a previous study in which SCIAMACHY was compared with the imager Medium Resolution Imaging Spectrometer (MERIS) onboard the Envisat satellite.

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M. de Graaf, P. Stammes, O. Torres, and R. B. A. Koelemeijer, "Absorbing aerosol index: sensitivity analysis, application to GOME and comparison with TOMS," J. Geophys. Res. 110, D01201, doi: (2005).
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G. van Soest, L. G. Tilstra, and P. Stammes, "Large-scale validation of SCIAMACHY reflectance in the ultraviolet," Atmos. Chem. Phys. 5, 2171-2180 (2005).
[CrossRef]

J. R. Acarreta and P. Stammes, "Calibration comparison between SCIAMACHY and MERIS onboard ENVISAT," IEEE Geosci. Remote Sens. Lett. 2, 31-35, doi: (2005).
[CrossRef]

W. Gurlit, H. Bösch, H. Bovensmann, J. P. Burrows, A. Butz, C. Camy-Peyret, M. Dorf, K. Gerilowski, A. Lindner, S. Noël, U. Platt, F. Weidner, and K. Pfeilsticker, "The UV-A and visible solar irradiance spectrum: inter-comparison of absolutely calibrated, spectrally medium resolution solar irradiance spectra from balloon- and satellite-borne measurements," Atmos. Chem. Phys. 5, 1879-1890 (2005).
[CrossRef]

H. J. Eskes, R. J. van der A, E. J. Brinksma, J. P. Veefkind, J. F. de Haan, and P. J. M. Valks, "Retrieval and validation of ozone columns derived from measurements of SCIAMACHY on Envisat," Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss. 5, 4429-4475 (2005).
[CrossRef]

N. Fournier, P. Stammes, M. de Graaf, R. J. van der A, A. J. M. Piters, R. B. A. Koelemeijer, and A. A. Kokhanovsky, "Improving cloud information over deserts from SCIAMACHY O2 A-band," Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss. 5, 6013-6039 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2004

J. R. Acarreta, P. Stammes, and W. H. Knap, "First retrieval of cloud phase from SCIAMACHY spectra around 1.6 micron," Atmos. Res. 72, 89-105 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2003

Y. J. Meijer, R. J. van der A, R. F. van Oss, D. P. J. Swart, H. M. Kelder, and P. V. Johnston, "Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment ozone profile characterization using interpretation tools and lidar measurements for intercomparison," J. Geophys. Res. 108D, 4723, doi: (2003).
[CrossRef]

R. B. A. Koelemeijer, J. F. de Haan, and P. Stammes, "A database of spectral surface reflectivity in the range 335-772 nm derived from 5.5 years of GOME observations," J. Geophys. Res. 108D, 4070, doi: (2003).
[CrossRef]

2002

R. J. van der A, R. F. van Oss, A. J. M. Piters, J. P. F. Fortuin, Y. J. Meijer, and H. M. Kelder, "Ozone profile retrieval from recalibrated Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment data," J. Geophys. Res. 107D, 4239, doi: (2002).
[CrossRef]

O. P. Hasekamp, J. Landgraf, and R. van Oss, "The need of polarization modeling for ozone profile retrieval from backscattered sunlight," J. Geophys. Res. 107D, 4692, doi: (2002).
[CrossRef]

2001

R. B. A. Koelemeijer, P. Stammes, J. W. Hovenier, and J. F. de Haan, "A fast method for retrieval of cloud parameters using oxygen A band measurements from the Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment," J. Geophys. Res. 106D, 3475-3490, doi: (2001).
[CrossRef]

1999

R. Hoogen, V. V. Rozanov, and J. P. Burrows, "Ozone profiles from GOME satellite data: algorithm description and first validation," J. Geophys. Res. 104D, 8263-8280, doi: (1999).
[CrossRef]

J. P. Burrows, M. Weber, M. Buchwitz, V. Rozanov, A. Ladstätter-Weißenmayer, A. Richter, R. de Beek, R. Hoogen, K. Bramstedt, K.-U. Eichman, M. Eisinger, and D. Perner, "The Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment (GOME): mission concept and first scientific results," J. Atmos. Sci. 56, 151-175 (1999).
[CrossRef]

H. Bovensmann, J. P. Burrows, M. Buchwitz, J. Frerick, S. Noël, V. V. Rozanov, K. V. Chance, and A. P. H. Goede, "SCIAMACHY: mission objectives and measurement modes," J. Atmos. Sci. 56, 127-150 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1998

R. Munro, R. Siddans, W. J. Reburn, and B. J. Kerridge, "Direct measurements of tropospheric ozone distributions from space," Nature 392, 168-171 (1998).
[CrossRef]

1987

J. F. de Haan, P. B. Bosma, and J. W. Hovenier, "The adding method for multiple scattering calculations of polarised light," Astron. Astrophys. 183, 371-391 (1987).

Aben, I.

I. Aben, M. Eisinger, E. Hegels, R. Snel, and C. Tanzi, "GOME Data Quality Improvement GDAQI final report," Rep. TN-GDAQI-003SR/2000 (European Space Agency, 2000).

Acarreta, J. R.

J. R. Acarreta and P. Stammes, "Calibration comparison between SCIAMACHY and MERIS onboard ENVISAT," IEEE Geosci. Remote Sens. Lett. 2, 31-35, doi: (2005).
[CrossRef]

J. R. Acarreta, P. Stammes, and W. H. Knap, "First retrieval of cloud phase from SCIAMACHY spectra around 1.6 micron," Atmos. Res. 72, 89-105 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Anderson, G. P.

G. P. Anderson, S. A. Clough, F. X. Kneizys, J. H. Chetwynd, and E. P. Shettle, "AFGL atmospheric constituent profiles (0-120 km)," Environment Research Paper 954, Rep. AFGL-TR-86-0110 (U.S. Air Force Geophysics Laboratory, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., 1986).

Bösch, H.

W. Gurlit, H. Bösch, H. Bovensmann, J. P. Burrows, A. Butz, C. Camy-Peyret, M. Dorf, K. Gerilowski, A. Lindner, S. Noël, U. Platt, F. Weidner, and K. Pfeilsticker, "The UV-A and visible solar irradiance spectrum: inter-comparison of absolutely calibrated, spectrally medium resolution solar irradiance spectra from balloon- and satellite-borne measurements," Atmos. Chem. Phys. 5, 1879-1890 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Bosma, P. B.

J. F. de Haan, P. B. Bosma, and J. W. Hovenier, "The adding method for multiple scattering calculations of polarised light," Astron. Astrophys. 183, 371-391 (1987).

Bovensmann, H.

W. Gurlit, H. Bösch, H. Bovensmann, J. P. Burrows, A. Butz, C. Camy-Peyret, M. Dorf, K. Gerilowski, A. Lindner, S. Noël, U. Platt, F. Weidner, and K. Pfeilsticker, "The UV-A and visible solar irradiance spectrum: inter-comparison of absolutely calibrated, spectrally medium resolution solar irradiance spectra from balloon- and satellite-borne measurements," Atmos. Chem. Phys. 5, 1879-1890 (2005).
[CrossRef]

H. Bovensmann, J. P. Burrows, M. Buchwitz, J. Frerick, S. Noël, V. V. Rozanov, K. V. Chance, and A. P. H. Goede, "SCIAMACHY: mission objectives and measurement modes," J. Atmos. Sci. 56, 127-150 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Bramstedt, K.

J. P. Burrows, M. Weber, M. Buchwitz, V. Rozanov, A. Ladstätter-Weißenmayer, A. Richter, R. de Beek, R. Hoogen, K. Bramstedt, K.-U. Eichman, M. Eisinger, and D. Perner, "The Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment (GOME): mission concept and first scientific results," J. Atmos. Sci. 56, 151-175 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Brinksma, E. J.

H. J. Eskes, R. J. van der A, E. J. Brinksma, J. P. Veefkind, J. F. de Haan, and P. J. M. Valks, "Retrieval and validation of ozone columns derived from measurements of SCIAMACHY on Envisat," Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss. 5, 4429-4475 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Buchwitz, M.

H. Bovensmann, J. P. Burrows, M. Buchwitz, J. Frerick, S. Noël, V. V. Rozanov, K. V. Chance, and A. P. H. Goede, "SCIAMACHY: mission objectives and measurement modes," J. Atmos. Sci. 56, 127-150 (1999).
[CrossRef]

J. P. Burrows, M. Weber, M. Buchwitz, V. Rozanov, A. Ladstätter-Weißenmayer, A. Richter, R. de Beek, R. Hoogen, K. Bramstedt, K.-U. Eichman, M. Eisinger, and D. Perner, "The Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment (GOME): mission concept and first scientific results," J. Atmos. Sci. 56, 151-175 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Burrows, J. P.

W. Gurlit, H. Bösch, H. Bovensmann, J. P. Burrows, A. Butz, C. Camy-Peyret, M. Dorf, K. Gerilowski, A. Lindner, S. Noël, U. Platt, F. Weidner, and K. Pfeilsticker, "The UV-A and visible solar irradiance spectrum: inter-comparison of absolutely calibrated, spectrally medium resolution solar irradiance spectra from balloon- and satellite-borne measurements," Atmos. Chem. Phys. 5, 1879-1890 (2005).
[CrossRef]

J. P. Burrows, M. Weber, M. Buchwitz, V. Rozanov, A. Ladstätter-Weißenmayer, A. Richter, R. de Beek, R. Hoogen, K. Bramstedt, K.-U. Eichman, M. Eisinger, and D. Perner, "The Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment (GOME): mission concept and first scientific results," J. Atmos. Sci. 56, 151-175 (1999).
[CrossRef]

H. Bovensmann, J. P. Burrows, M. Buchwitz, J. Frerick, S. Noël, V. V. Rozanov, K. V. Chance, and A. P. H. Goede, "SCIAMACHY: mission objectives and measurement modes," J. Atmos. Sci. 56, 127-150 (1999).
[CrossRef]

R. Hoogen, V. V. Rozanov, and J. P. Burrows, "Ozone profiles from GOME satellite data: algorithm description and first validation," J. Geophys. Res. 104D, 8263-8280, doi: (1999).
[CrossRef]

Butz, A.

W. Gurlit, H. Bösch, H. Bovensmann, J. P. Burrows, A. Butz, C. Camy-Peyret, M. Dorf, K. Gerilowski, A. Lindner, S. Noël, U. Platt, F. Weidner, and K. Pfeilsticker, "The UV-A and visible solar irradiance spectrum: inter-comparison of absolutely calibrated, spectrally medium resolution solar irradiance spectra from balloon- and satellite-borne measurements," Atmos. Chem. Phys. 5, 1879-1890 (2005).
[CrossRef]

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W. Gurlit, H. Bösch, H. Bovensmann, J. P. Burrows, A. Butz, C. Camy-Peyret, M. Dorf, K. Gerilowski, A. Lindner, S. Noël, U. Platt, F. Weidner, and K. Pfeilsticker, "The UV-A and visible solar irradiance spectrum: inter-comparison of absolutely calibrated, spectrally medium resolution solar irradiance spectra from balloon- and satellite-borne measurements," Atmos. Chem. Phys. 5, 1879-1890 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Chance, K. V.

H. Bovensmann, J. P. Burrows, M. Buchwitz, J. Frerick, S. Noël, V. V. Rozanov, K. V. Chance, and A. P. H. Goede, "SCIAMACHY: mission objectives and measurement modes," J. Atmos. Sci. 56, 127-150 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Chetwynd, J. H.

G. P. Anderson, S. A. Clough, F. X. Kneizys, J. H. Chetwynd, and E. P. Shettle, "AFGL atmospheric constituent profiles (0-120 km)," Environment Research Paper 954, Rep. AFGL-TR-86-0110 (U.S. Air Force Geophysics Laboratory, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., 1986).

Clough, S. A.

G. P. Anderson, S. A. Clough, F. X. Kneizys, J. H. Chetwynd, and E. P. Shettle, "AFGL atmospheric constituent profiles (0-120 km)," Environment Research Paper 954, Rep. AFGL-TR-86-0110 (U.S. Air Force Geophysics Laboratory, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., 1986).

de Beek, R.

J. P. Burrows, M. Weber, M. Buchwitz, V. Rozanov, A. Ladstätter-Weißenmayer, A. Richter, R. de Beek, R. Hoogen, K. Bramstedt, K.-U. Eichman, M. Eisinger, and D. Perner, "The Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment (GOME): mission concept and first scientific results," J. Atmos. Sci. 56, 151-175 (1999).
[CrossRef]

de Graaf, M.

M. de Graaf, P. Stammes, O. Torres, and R. B. A. Koelemeijer, "Absorbing aerosol index: sensitivity analysis, application to GOME and comparison with TOMS," J. Geophys. Res. 110, D01201, doi: (2005).
[CrossRef]

N. Fournier, P. Stammes, M. de Graaf, R. J. van der A, A. J. M. Piters, R. B. A. Koelemeijer, and A. A. Kokhanovsky, "Improving cloud information over deserts from SCIAMACHY O2 A-band," Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss. 5, 6013-6039 (2005).
[CrossRef]

de Haan, J. F.

H. J. Eskes, R. J. van der A, E. J. Brinksma, J. P. Veefkind, J. F. de Haan, and P. J. M. Valks, "Retrieval and validation of ozone columns derived from measurements of SCIAMACHY on Envisat," Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss. 5, 4429-4475 (2005).
[CrossRef]

R. B. A. Koelemeijer, J. F. de Haan, and P. Stammes, "A database of spectral surface reflectivity in the range 335-772 nm derived from 5.5 years of GOME observations," J. Geophys. Res. 108D, 4070, doi: (2003).
[CrossRef]

R. B. A. Koelemeijer, P. Stammes, J. W. Hovenier, and J. F. de Haan, "A fast method for retrieval of cloud parameters using oxygen A band measurements from the Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment," J. Geophys. Res. 106D, 3475-3490, doi: (2001).
[CrossRef]

J. F. de Haan, P. B. Bosma, and J. W. Hovenier, "The adding method for multiple scattering calculations of polarised light," Astron. Astrophys. 183, 371-391 (1987).

de Vries, J.

P. Stammes, P. F. Levelt, J. de Vries, H. Visser, B. Kruizinga, C. Smorenburg, G. W. Leppelmeier, and E. Hilsenrath, "Scientific requirements and optical design of the Ozone Monitoring Instrument on EOS-CHEM," in Earth Observing Systems IV, W.L.Barnes, ed., Proc. SPIE 3750, 221-232 (1999).

Dorf, M.

W. Gurlit, H. Bösch, H. Bovensmann, J. P. Burrows, A. Butz, C. Camy-Peyret, M. Dorf, K. Gerilowski, A. Lindner, S. Noël, U. Platt, F. Weidner, and K. Pfeilsticker, "The UV-A and visible solar irradiance spectrum: inter-comparison of absolutely calibrated, spectrally medium resolution solar irradiance spectra from balloon- and satellite-borne measurements," Atmos. Chem. Phys. 5, 1879-1890 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Eichman, K.-U.

J. P. Burrows, M. Weber, M. Buchwitz, V. Rozanov, A. Ladstätter-Weißenmayer, A. Richter, R. de Beek, R. Hoogen, K. Bramstedt, K.-U. Eichman, M. Eisinger, and D. Perner, "The Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment (GOME): mission concept and first scientific results," J. Atmos. Sci. 56, 151-175 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Eisinger, M.

J. P. Burrows, M. Weber, M. Buchwitz, V. Rozanov, A. Ladstätter-Weißenmayer, A. Richter, R. de Beek, R. Hoogen, K. Bramstedt, K.-U. Eichman, M. Eisinger, and D. Perner, "The Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment (GOME): mission concept and first scientific results," J. Atmos. Sci. 56, 151-175 (1999).
[CrossRef]

I. Aben, M. Eisinger, E. Hegels, R. Snel, and C. Tanzi, "GOME Data Quality Improvement GDAQI final report," Rep. TN-GDAQI-003SR/2000 (European Space Agency, 2000).

Eskes, H. J.

H. J. Eskes, R. J. van der A, E. J. Brinksma, J. P. Veefkind, J. F. de Haan, and P. J. M. Valks, "Retrieval and validation of ozone columns derived from measurements of SCIAMACHY on Envisat," Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss. 5, 4429-4475 (2005).
[CrossRef]

R. J. van der A, H. J. Eskes, J. H. G. M. van Geffen, R. F. van Oss, A. J. M. Piters, P. J. M. Valks, and C. Zehner, "GOME Fast Delivery and Value-Added Products (GOFAP)," in Proceedings of the ERS-Envisat Symposium, ESA Spec. Publ. SP-461 (European Space Agency, 2000).

Fortuin, J. P. F.

R. J. van der A, R. F. van Oss, A. J. M. Piters, J. P. F. Fortuin, Y. J. Meijer, and H. M. Kelder, "Ozone profile retrieval from recalibrated Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment data," J. Geophys. Res. 107D, 4239, doi: (2002).
[CrossRef]

Fournier, N.

N. Fournier, P. Stammes, M. de Graaf, R. J. van der A, A. J. M. Piters, R. B. A. Koelemeijer, and A. A. Kokhanovsky, "Improving cloud information over deserts from SCIAMACHY O2 A-band," Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss. 5, 6013-6039 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Frerick, J.

H. Bovensmann, J. P. Burrows, M. Buchwitz, J. Frerick, S. Noël, V. V. Rozanov, K. V. Chance, and A. P. H. Goede, "SCIAMACHY: mission objectives and measurement modes," J. Atmos. Sci. 56, 127-150 (1999).
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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Method used to compare the reflectances measured by GOME and SCIAMACHY. The picture shows two blocks of SCIAMACHY data (these blocks are called states). In the upper state we plotted SCIAMACHY pixels of 1.0 s IT. In the lower state we selected SCIAMACHY pixels of 0.25 s IT and we combined nine subsequent nadir GOME ground pixels into an area of ∼320 km × 410 km (delineated by thick black lines), yielding an accumulated mean GOME reflectance. This region is then tessellated with SCIAMACHY ground pixels in such a way that the relative contribution of a ground pixel to the accumulated SCIAMACHY reflectance is proportional to its overlap with the GOME area. After this, the two reflectances may be compared.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Reflectances measured by SCIAMACHY and GOME as a function of wavelength for the same Earth scene over part of the Sahara Desert (see Fig. 1). The SCIAMACHY reflectance is systematically lower than the GOME reflectance by typically 20%, depending on the wavelength. Note that there are no signs of an etalon effect in the GOME reflectance (compare with Fig. 4), which would have been the case if we had used the official, out-of-date solar irradiance spectrum.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Ratio of the reflectances of GOME and SCIAMACHY for three homogeneous regions over the Sahara Desert, corresponding to the three viewing directions (or pixel types) of GOME (these are east, nadir, and west). The shaded area left of ∼500 nm corresponds to the wavelength region that is not to be trusted because of (scan-mirror-dependent) degradation of the GOME reflectance. Above ∼500 nm the GOME∕SCIAMACHY ratios for the three viewing directions are in agreement. The circles indicate the reflectance ratio MERIS∕SCIAMACHY on the basis of a comparison between the imager MERIS and SCIAMACHY. These points agree with the GOME and SCIAMACHY points, indicating that SCIAMACHY is the instrument responsible for the discrepancies found in the satellite intercomparison. The dashed curve is a fit to the data above 520 nm.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Degradation of the solar irradiance measurements by GOME. The curve is the ratio between the custom-made solar irradiance spectrum, made up of GOME solar measurements of 22 August 2002, and the official solar irradiance spectrum provided in the GOME L1 data product of the same day, which was in fact measured on 16 October 2001. The oscillating behavior is the result of what is called the etalon effect, which is caused by the gradual buildup of an ice layer on the GOME detectors. The broadband deviation of the ratio from 1 is caused by degradation of the optical components between 16 October 2001 and 22 August 2002. Especially in the UV, this degradation is severe.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Solar geometry (θ0, ϕ0) along the orbits of GOME and SCIAMACHY when both instruments observe the same ground scene in exact nadir view (SCIAMACHY does this 30 min in advance of GOME). The circles indicate the solar angles for two specific scenes along the orbit, one over the ocean (16.8 °S, 6.4 °E) and one over the Sahara region of Fig. 1. Reflectance error estimates caused by differences in observed solar geometry by GOME and SCIAMACHY are given in Fig. 6.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Calculated effect of the difference in solar geometry on the relative reflectance when GOME and SCIAMACHY observe the same scene (in exact nadir view, compare with Fig. 5).

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