Comparison of Microtops II ozonemeter and OMI satellite total ozone column measurements in Manila, Philippines from Feb-Oct 2011
College of Science
33rd Asian Conference on Remote Sensing 2012, ACRS 2012
Total ozone column (TOC) measurements were performed in De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines (14.71° N, 121.58° E) last February - October 2011 using a hand-held Microtops II Ozonemeter (MII). These are the first local measurements of total ozone column in the Philippines. The Microtops II instrument measures ozone at wavelengths 305.5, 312.5, and 320 nm. Measurements using the device were taken during midday (local noontime) and when the sun is clearly seen. Monthly averages were taken from February to October of 2011 in Manila, which is currently considered to be one of the most polluted cities in Asia. When compared to the total ozone column readings from the Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) satellite, the Microtops II yielded a difference of ∼3-15%. The MII Ozone Spectrophotometer provided data of the TOC averaging 280.36 ± 15.13 Dobson units (DU) while OMI TOC data averaged at 262.23 ± 19.26 DU. Analyses have shown the importance of proper user training in the use of the MII instrument especially during the rainy season.
Moreno, F. V., Vallar, E. A., Galvez, M. D., Morris, V. R., Ziemke, J. R., Rosete, J. N., & Peralta, T. A. (2012). Comparison of Microtops II ozonemeter and OMI satellite total ozone column measurements in Manila, Philippines from Feb-Oct 2011. 33rd Asian Conference on Remote Sensing 2012, ACRS 2012, 3, 2060-2066. Retrieved from https://animorepository.dlsu.edu.ph/faculty_research/593