Ozone forecast based on SCIAMACHY and OMI
This service provides medium-range forecasts (up to 9 days) of the total ozone distribution.
These forecasts are started from ozone analyses based on SCIAMACHY and OMI
near-real time ozone columns .
Assimilated ozone field of today
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nine-day ozone forecast based on SCIAMACHY observations
Introduction to the assimilation model
Forecast performance (pdf, 1 Mb):
Henk Eskes, Peter van Velthoven, and Hennie Kelder, Global ozone forecasting based on ERS-2 GOME observations,
Atmos. Chem. Phys., Vol. 2, 271-278, 2002.
Forecast of the 2002 ozone hole split (pdf, 1.6 Mb):
Henk Eskes, Arjo Segers, and Peter van Velthoven, Ozone Forecasts of the Stratospheric Polar Vortex Splitting Event in September 2002,
Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, in press, 2005.
Description of the assimilation approach (pdf, 1.2 Mb): H. Eskes, P. van Velthoven, P. Valks and H. Kelder, Assimilation of GOME total ozone satellite observations in a three-dimensional tracer transport model,
Q.J.R.Meteorol.Soc. 129, 1663, 2003
- Training material of PROMOTE (not available yet)
- FAQ (not available yet)
Service provider : KNMI
Contact person : Ronald van der A
How to contact : Contact form
Core user : DWD
Other users: INM (Spanish Weather Service), MeteoSwiss, ARPA Valle d'Aosta
last modified: December 2006