5. Data Viewing and Reading
Readers for the native EPS format GOME-2 Level 1b products are available online at the EUMETSAT website on the Useful Programs & Tools page.
The products can be read using standard HDF libraries. For more information on HDF5 formats in general, see the HDF5 webpages.
The Basic Envisat Atmospheric Toolbox (BEAT) provides a set of tools for ingesting, processing and analysing atmospheric remote sensing data. The primary instruments supported by BEAT are GOMOS, MIPAS and SCIAMACHY (flown on the Envisat satellite). However, BEAT also supports access to data from a wide range of other atmospheric instruments like GOME-2.
BEAT consists of several modules. These modules can be applications, libraries, interfaces to existing applications (such as IDL and MATLAB), or interfaces to other programming languages (such as Fortran and Python). More options are available in the last version, version 6.4.0, since November 2010.
BEAT is provided by Science & Technology BV and can be
downloaded free for non-commercial use via the following link: http://www.science-and-technology.nl/beat/.