Validation Facility Sentinel-5 Precursor Mission Performance Centre
The Sentinel-5P Validation Data Analysis Facility (VDAF) portal is the public entry point to the Routine Operations Validation Service for TROPOspheric Monitoring Instrument (TROPOMI).
Launched on 13 October 2017 on board of the ESA/Copernicus Sentinel-5 Precursor satellite, TROPOMI measures each day the global distribution of atmospheric trace gases and aerosols for a better understanding of air quality, the ozone layer, atmospheric chemistry and transport, ultraviolet radiation, and climate change.
Since the start of S5P Routine Operations in 2018, the S5P Mission Performance Centre (MPC) provides the operational validation service for the Level-1 and Level-2 data products generated by the Near Real Time (NRTI) and Offline (OFFL) processors. Procured by an international consortium coordinated by the Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy (BIRA-IASB) and supervised by ESA and KNMI, the S5P Routine Operations Validation Service integrates validation monitoring with the Automated Validation Server (VDAF-AVS), in-depth studies carried out by the S5P MPC, ad hoc support from S5P Validation Team (S5PVT) AO projects, and feedback from the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) at ECMWF.
Sentinel-5P TROPOMI data users are encouraged to consult the latest issue of the quartely Routine Operations Consolidated Validation Report (ROCVR), and to apply data filtering and other recommendations provided in the Product Readme Files (PRF) delivered with the S5P data products.