NOAA Global Monitoring Division Tropospheric Ozone Program

Surface Ozone

browse graphicOzone in Boulder, CO 2007-2015
This data set contains continuous UV photometric data of surface level ozone collected at 6m above ground level. Data records consist of UTC time, date, and processed ozone mixing ratio (parts per billion). Data is collected from global locations and is provided in 1 minute and 1 hour averages. Data are archived at the NOAA National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), but are produced and available from NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL).
  • Cite this dataset when used as a source: McClure-Begley, A., Petropavlovskikh, I., Oltmans, S., (2014) NOAA Global Monitoring Surface Ozone Network. 1973-2014. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Earth Systems Research Laboratory Global Monitoring Division. Boulder, CO. http://dx.doi.org/10.7289/V57P8WBF
Download Data
  • ESRL FTP (download)
    ESRL FTP location for downloading data
  • ESRL FTP (download)
    ESRL FTP location for downloading data
Distribution Formats
  • PNG (Version: 1)
  • ASCII
Distributor Customer Engagement Branch
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
1-828-271-4800
ncei.orders@noaa.gov
Dataset Point of Contact Audra McClure-Begley
Associate Scientist
DOC/NOAA/ESRL/GMD > Global Monitoring Division, Earth System Research Laboratory, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
+1-303-497-6823
audra.mcclure@noaa.gov
Dataset Point of Contact Samuel Oltmans
Associate Scientist
DOC/NOAA/ESRL/GMD > Global Monitoring Division, Earth System Research Laboratory, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
+1-303-497-6676
Samuel.j.oltmans@noaa.gov
Time Period 1973-03-01 to Present (time interval: 1-minute)
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 90.0
S: -90.0
E: 180.0
W: -180.0
Spatial Coverage Map
Dataset Information
General Documentation
Associated Resources
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2014-06-24
  • creation: 1973-03-01
Edition 1
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Ongoing - data is continually being updated
Data Update Frequency Biannually
Purpose Surface level ozone is a critical atmospheric species which regulates the oxidation capacity of the troposphere and acts as a strong greenhouse gas. Further, ozone has been established as a health and environmental concern. The monitoring of this pollutant allows for informed and scientific conclusions for policy and management techniques.
Dataset Citation
  • Cite this dataset when used as a source: McClure-Begley, A., Petropavlovskikh, I., Oltmans, S., (2014) NOAA Global Monitoring Surface Ozone Network. 1973-2014. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Earth Systems Research Laboratory Global Monitoring Division. Boulder, CO. http://dx.doi.org/10.7289/V57P8WBF
Cited Authors
  • Audra McClure-Begley
    DOC/NOAA/ESRL/GMD > Global Monitoring Division, Earth System Research Laboratory, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Irina Petropavlovskikh
    DOC/NOAA/ESRL/GMD > Global Monitoring Division, Earth System Research Laboratory, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Principal Investigators
  • Audra McClure-Begley
    DOC/NOAA/ESRL/GMD > Global Monitoring Division, Earth System Research Laboratory, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Irina Petropavlovskikh
    DOC/NOAA/ESRL/GMD > Global Monitoring Division, Earth System Research Laboratory, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Publishers
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Theme keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • Atmosphere > Air Quality > Tropospheric Ozone
Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) Essential Climate Variables (ECVs)
  • Atmospheric - Composition - Ozone
Keyword Thesaurus Title
  • Ozone
  • Surface Ozone
  • Tropospheric Ozone
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/ESRL/GMD > Global Monitoring Division, Earth System Research Laboratory, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Platform keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
  • ESRL STATIONS > NOAA Earth Science Research Laboratory Stations
Instrument keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • SPECTROPHOTOMETERS
Place keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Geographic Region > Global
Project keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
  • DISCOVER-AQ > Deriving Information on Surface Conditions from Column and Vertically Resolved Observations Relevant to Air Quality
  • ESRL > Earth System Research Laboratory (NOAA)
Data Resolution keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Temporal Data Resolution Keywords
  • 1 minute - < 1 hour
Stratum keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Vertical Location > Troposphere
Use Constraints
  • Cite this dataset when used as a source: McClure-Begley, A., Petropavlovskikh, I., Oltmans, S., (2014) NOAA Global Monitoring Surface Ozone Network. 1973-2014. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Earth Systems Research Laboratory Global Monitoring Division. Boulder, CO. http://dx.doi.org/10.7289/V57P8WBF
  • Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
Access Constraints
  • Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives.
Fees
  • In most cases, electronic downloads of the data are free, however fees may apply for data certifications, copies of analog materials, and data distribution on physical media.
Lineage information for: dataset
Lineage Statement Dataset lineage tracked extensively with all calibrations and calibration values monitored on a bi-monthly schedule. Raw data is always maintained to monitor lineage of data set.
Processor
  • DOC/NOAA/ESRL/GMD > Global Monitoring Division, Earth System Research Laboratory, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Processing Steps
  • Calibration Coefficient applied to measurement values
    Rationale: Maintain strong NIST based calibration values on each instrument. Managed post-data collection to allow for tracking of calibrations and any instrument drift.
Processing Environment Data processing performed through IDL code run on linux computer. Files are in .dat, .txt, and .png form for all stations and instrumentation
Lineage information for: repository
Processing Steps
  • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
Last Modified: 2018-08-23
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