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1 OMI's Contributions to the Success of the NASA Aura Mission & U.S. Contribution to the Success of OMI Aura Project Science Office Anne Douglass, Joanna Joiner, Bryan Duncan Aura Mission Operations Wynn Watson, Bill Guit, Angie Kelly, + many others OMI STM, de Bilt, Netherlands, March 11-13, 2014

2 The Aura Mission : 3 Main Science Questions What are the processes that control air quality? What are the roles of ozone, aerosols and water vapor in climate change? Is the stratospheric ozone layer changing as expected? What are the processes that control air quality? What are the roles of ozone, aerosols and water vapor in climate change? Is the stratospheric ozone layer changing as expected? OMI contributes to providing critical data to answer all 3 questions!

3 The “A-Train” Constellation Aura = caboose of A-Train MLS

4 Orbit: Polar: 705 km, sun-synchronous, 98 o inclination, ascending 1:45 PM equator crossing time. Launched July 15, Aura Satellite OMI Ozone Monitoring Instrument OMI Ozone Monitoring Instrument TES Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer TES Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer HIRDLS High Resolution Dynamics Limb Sounder (defunct) HIRDLS High Resolution Dynamics Limb Sounder (defunct) MLS Microwave Limb Sounder MLS Microwave Limb Sounder Aura is an integrated observatory for atmospheric composition.

5 → OMI’s many data products are being used in: numerous applications (e.g., U.S. Volcanic Ash Advisory Centers (VAACs); U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) operational activities; U.S. air quality agencies) OMI is a “workhorse” of the Aura Mission research studies on Aura’s main research focii (e.g., surface air quality including by NASA’s Air Quality Applied Sciences Team (AQAST), ozone layer monitoring)) jointly retrieved products (e.g., OMI/TES & MLS/OMI tropospheric ozone) synergistic studies with A-Train satellites (see Joanna Joiner’s talk)

6 → NASA Aura provides funding for U.S. OMI Team produces the OMI-TOMS total ozone product to continue the long- term records began with Nimbus 7 provides calibration support to the KNMI team produces ancillary products to support the team (e.g., OMI-MODIS collocated cloud product) supports products, including those developed jointly with KNMI & FMI Contributions from U.S. OMI Team

7 U.S. Contributions: Communications → Communicate successes/issues with NASA Headquarters → Senior Review (every 2 years; 4 th SR in 2015) Update on the health of instruments & spacecraft, summary of science accomplishments & goals, evolving science questions, etc. → Promotion/Coordination of Aura’s Science Objectives Representation at scientific conferences, science highlights, etc. Always wearing our “Aura hats”. → Aura Science Team Meetings (~annual) September 15-18, 2014 in College Park, MD USA

8 Continuous monitoring of health and safety of spacecraft & instruments Monitoring debris - avoidance maneuvers when needed Enable expedited processing of level 0-1b data on NASA supercomputers Close coordination with the KNMI OMI team (e.g., to resolve instrument anomalies, 24 hr/7 days a week operational chain) Continued NASA funding for sustaining engineering support for the OMI Instrument Adapter Module (IAM) Coordination with other A-Train satellites Excellent (100%) data capture Etc. U.S. Contributions: Mission Operations

9 OMI Science Investigator-led Processing Systems (SIPS) provides fast data delivery via Direct Broadcast, which gives end-users rapid access (~3 hours) to the data (i.e., “near real time” data) OMI SIPS process most standard products (L2-3). Goddard Earth Sciences (GES) Data Information and Services Center (DISC) distributes most standard products: U.S. Contributions: OMI Data Processing, Distribution, Archival

10 Education & Public Outreach Development of activities & materials. OMI is the star! OMI ozone hole lenticular (meeting of the parties to the Montreal Protocol) OMI ozone hole poster OMI NO 2 lenticulars (part of U.S. Congressional record) + many more OMI materials. Just ask us if you want EPO materials.

11 TED-style talks at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (July 15) Paul Newman (stratosphere) Andy Dessler (climate) Daniel Jacob (troposphere) Aura STM in College Park, MD USA (September 15-18) Enhanced STM with invited talks, including summaries of Aura’s science achievements over last 10 years Special Aura Issues in ACP (Atmospheric Chemistry & Physics) & AMT (Atmospheric Measurement Techniques) Special Session at Fall 2014 AGU in San Francisco Aura 10 th Anniversary (July 15, 2014) We need OMI Team’s input.

12 It is our honor and privilege to represent Aura and her instruments. Aura Project Science Office

13 Extra Slides

14 Aqua (Launch: May 4, 2002): Nominal Operations Aura (Launch: July 15, 2004): Nominal Operations GCOM-W1 (Launch: May 18, 2012; JAXA Global Change Observation Mission - Water)  Performing nominally CloudSat (Launch: April 26, 2006)  Performing nominally in its “Daylight-only Operations (Do- Op)” mode. CALIPSO (Launch: April 26, 2006; NASA-CNES Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation )  Performing nominally; Laser performance continues to be good (over 4 billion shots on orbit thus far) OCO-2 (Launch: July 1, 2014 PLANNED; Orbiting Carbon Observatory)  Final launch preparations; Operations Readiness review scheduled for April , A-Train Mission Status

15 Aura = caboose of A-Train

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