Copernicus Sentinel-5P data products
The TROPOMI instrument onboard Sentinel-5 Precursor is a nadir-viewing, imaging spectrometer covering wavelength bands between the ultraviolet and the shortwave infrared. The instrument uses passive remote sensing techniques to attain its objective by measuring, at the Top Of Atmosphere (TOA), the solar radiation reflected by and radiated from the earth.
The TROPOMI Aerosol Layer Height product focuses on retrieval of vertically localised aerosol layers in the free troposphere, such as desert dust, biomass burning aerosol, or volcanic ash plumes. The height of such layers is retrieved for cloud-free conditions. Height information for aerosols in the free troposphere is particularly important for aviation safety. Scientific applications include radiative forcing studies, long-range transport modelling and studies of cloud formation processes. Aerosol height information also helps to interpret the UV Aerosol Index (UVAI) in terms of aerosol absorption as the index is strongly height-dependent.
|Temporal coverage:||Since 30-Apr-2018|
|Spatial coverage:||~2600 km swath. Full daily surface coverage of radiance and reflectance measurements for latitudes > 7° and < -7°, and better than 95% coverage for latitudes in the interval [-7°, 7°].|
3.5 x 7.0 Km (across x along track), at beginning of mission
3.5 x 5.5 Km (across x along track), since 6 August 2019
|Processor Version:||01.xx.xx, with x=any digit between 0 and 9|
How to access this data
Accessible via the Copernicus Open Access Hub.
Technical Documentation on TROPOMI Aerosol Index Product:
- PUM-LH (Product User Information - information on the technical characteristics of the TROPOMI Aerosol Layer Height products)
- ATBD-LH (Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document - detailed information on the retrieval algorithm of TROPOMI Aerosol Layer Height products)
- IODD-LH (Input Output Data definition - description of the input and output data of the TROPOMI Aerosol Layer Height product processing).
Technical Documentation on other TROPOMI Level 1B and L2 Products:
Other copernicus Sentinel-5 Precursor/TROPOMI documents:
The Products and Algorithms page contains links to other Copernicus S5P/TROPOMI datasets (click on the corresponding product type).
Data Citation Guidelines
Users, who, in their research, use ESA Earth Observation data that have been assigned a DOI, are asked to use it when citing the data source in their publications:
Copernicus Sentinel-5P (processed by ESA), 2018, TROPOMI Level 2 Aerosol Layer Height products. Version 01. European Space Agency. https://doi.org/10.5270/S5P-j7aj4gr