The Sentinel-5P SentiWiki chapter collects a detailed description of the mission purposes and applications, an insight on the sensor characteristics and a thorough overview of the Sentinel-5p products, together with an advanced section on the relevant processing algorithms.

An artist´s impression of Sentinel-5P. [Credits:]

The Sentinel-5p SentiWiki chapter is organized as follows:

S5p Mission

This section introduces the mission covering all major aspects, from the satellite description to the different acquisition modes of the TROPOMI instrument. The geographical coverage of the satellite is also reported.

Furthermore, this section contains an introduction to more specific aspects of the mission, such as the calibration and validation activities.

S5p Applications

This section is dedicated to the Sentinel-5p TROPOMI sensor applications, encompassing the air quality and pollution, the ozone-layer monitoring, the climate change and the aviation safety. All these applications are presented in depth, with the specification of the corresponding product types.

S5p Products

This section defines the TROPOMI products distributed to the users by introducing the acquisition modes features and the customized data format with which products are delivered. In addition, it explains in detail the properties for each level of processing, L1B and L2.

S5p Processing

This section provides an advanced set of information on the processing algorithms behind the product generation and the processing baselines.

Considering the wide set of different products made available by the TROPOMI instrument, this section reports the common parts to all the product types, i.e. the processing steps that are carried out to generate any of the L1B and L2 products.

S5p Documentation

For the complete set of the technical documentation of Copernicus Sentinel-5p, including the mission status and the processing algorithms, please refer to: