Latest Newsletter





The GlobVapour project has been successfully ended on the 31st March 2012.




Project Manager:

Dr. Marc Schröder (DWD)


Technical Officer:

Dr. Bojan R. Bojkov (ESA)

User Help Desk

Data Request & Technical Support:

Dr. Marc Schröder (DWD)


The ultimate goal of the DUE GlobVapour project was the preparation of distinguished data sets and successful concepts that can be used to ensure a sustainable provision of such data from operational entities as the EUMETSAT SAF network.


GlobVapour Products

Total column water vapour (TCWV):

  • GOME/SCIA/GOME-2 over ocean and land for 1996 – 2008 with weekly and monthly resolution;
    daylight only product; spatial resolution of 0.5°
  • Combined SSM/I (over ocean) and MERIS (over land) for 2003 – 2008 with daily and monthly products,
    daylight only product; spatial resolution of 0.5° (lores) and 0.05° (hires);
    Digital Object Identifier for this product:

All products are documented and can be downloaded below via the ftp server. The Algorithm Theoretical Baseline Documents (ATBD), Product Validation Reports (PVR) and Product User Guide (PUG) can be found on this web page (->Documents). Three different product versions are available:

  • prototype products covering July, August 2007 and January, August 2008 (release December 2010)
  • test products covering 2006 – 2008 (release August 2011)
  • final products covering 2003-2008 (SSMI+MERIS) and 1996-2008 (GOME/SCIA/GOME-2) (release January 2012).

Expected release dates are December 2010, August 2011, and December 2011, respectively.



Key scientific questions which GlobVapour data can contribute to are climate monitoring and attribution, assimilation of different water vapour data sets to form a consistent analysis, model process studies, evaluation of in-situ water vapour measurements, validation of climate models and reanalyses, assessing the relationship between water vapour and dynamics, research and development for operational applications and input to atmospheric reanalyses.


Data Access (FTP)

The above mentioned prototype, test and final products of the combined SSM/I-MERIS lores (daily composites and monthly means) and merged GOME/SCIA/GOME-2 (weekly and monthly means) data set are now available. All products include standard deviation, number of observations and retrieval error (only SSM/I+MERIS).


Data Acces via FTP can be obtained [HERE].


Contact • Links • Imprint
Project Manager: Marc Schröder (DWD)   ·   Technical Officer: Bojan R. Bojkov (ESA)   ·   The web site is hosted at Brockmann Consult