Sentinel-5P L2

About Sentinel-5P Data

Sentinel Hub supports Sentinel-5P level 2 (L2) data products as provided by ESA. General information about the satellite and specifically Level 2 data is available here: http://www.tropomi.eu/data-products/level-2-products. Raw bands (Level 1 products) are not available in Sentinel Hub.

Mission Information

The Sentinel-5P (P for precursor) mission aims at providing information and services on air quality and climate between 2017 and at least 2023. With the TROPOMI sensor on board it makes daily global observations of key atmospheric constituents, including ozone, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, methane, formaldehyde as well as cloud and aerosol properties. The mission aims at ensuring data continuity between the retirement of the Envisat satellite and NASA's Aura mission and the launch of Sentinel-5 (source: ESA).

Basic Facts

PropertyInfo
Spatial resolutionUp to 5.5 km x 3.5 km.
SensorTropospheric Monitoring Instrument (TROPOMI), a spectrometer measuring ultraviolet and visible (270–495 nm), near infrared (675–775 nm) and shortwave infrared (2305–2385 nm) light.
Revisit timeLess than one day.
Spatial coverageGlobal coverage.
Data availabilitySince April 2018.
Common usage/purposeTo provide global information on a multitude of atmospheric trace gases, aerosols and cloud distributions affecting air quality and climate.

(Source: ESA.)

Attribution and Use

EU law grants free access to Copernicus Sentinel Data and Service Information for the purpose of the following use in so far as it is lawful: a) reproduction; b) distribution; c) communication to the public; d) adaptation, modification and combination with other data and information; e) any combination of points a to d.

See more details on the use of Copernicus Sentinel data and service information here. Tracing based on Sentinel imagery is allowed for commercial purposes as well.

Acknowledgment or credit: Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data [Year] processed by Sentinel Hub

Accessing Sentinel-5P Data

To access data you need to send a POST request to our process API. The requested data will be returned as the response to your request. Each POST request can be tailored to get you exactly the data you require. To do this requires setting various parameters which depend on the datasource you are querying. This chapter will help you understand the parameters for S5PL2 data. To see examples of such requests go here, and for an overview of all API parameters see the API Reference.

Endpoint Locations

ServiceNotes
creodias.sentinel-hub.com/api/v1/Global coverage since May 2018

Data type identifier: S5PL2

Use S5PL2 as the value of the input.data.type parameter in your API requests. This is mandatory and will ensure you get Sentinel-5P L2 data.

Filtering Options

This chapter will explain the input.data.dataFilter object of the S5PL2 process API.

timeRange

For simple mosaicking, the time range which is requested is clipped to start at most 24 hours before the to date-time. The reason for this is that Sentinel-5P covers the globe in one day therefore longer time ranges are not neccessary. The limitation also improves the responsiveness of Sentinel Hub.

mosaickingOrder

Sets the order of sources from which the output result is mosaicked. If there are multiple sources available for the same time, unless explicitly set otherwise, Sentinel Hub will take the source with the slowest timeliness (i.e. RPRO prefered to OFFL prefered to NRTI).

ValueDescription
mostRecentthe pixel will be selected from the tile, which was acquired most recently
leastRecentsimilar to mostRecent but in reverse order

timeliness

You can force the timeliness of the requested data. If not set and there are multiple sources available for the same time, Sentinel Hub will take the source with the slowest timeliness (RPRO prefered to OFFL prefered to NRTI). To explicitly set, the options are:

  • NRTI for near realtime,
  • OFFL for offline,
  • RPRO for reprocessing.

Processing Options

This chapter will explain the input.data.processing object of the S5PL2 process API.

ActionDescriptionValuesDefault
upsamplingDefines the interpolation used for processing when the pixel resolution is greater than the source resolution (e.g. 5m/px with a 10m/px source)NEAREST - nearest neighbour interpolation
BILINEAR - bilinear interpolation
BICUBIC - bicubic interpolation
NEAREST
downsamplingAs above except when the resolution is lower.NEAREST - nearest neighbour interpolation
BILINEAR - bilinear interpolation
BICUBIC - bicubic interpolation
NEAREST
minQaSentinel-5P data is flagged with quality values (“qa_value”). minQa is the minimum (inclusive) pixel quality to be displayed in percent.
For example, setting minQa = 75 will only display pixels with qa_value >= 75%
Values between 0 and 100.75 For NO2
50 for other products

Available Bands and Data

Information in this chapter is useful when defining input object in evalscript: any string listed in the column Name can be an element of the input.bands array in your evalscript.

NameDescriptionResolution* [km2]Units
AER_AI_340_380
AER_AI_354_388
UV Aerosol Index also referred to as the "Ultraviolet Aerosol Index". Two products are available the difference being in the bands which are used in the calculation of the index. E.g. for AER_AI_340_380 the index was calculated based on measurements at wavelengths of 340 nm and 380 nm. More.up to 5.5 x 3.5N/A
CLOUD_BASE_HEIGHT
CLOUD_BASE_PRESSURE
CLOUD_FRACTION
CLOUD_OPTICAL_THICKNESS
CLOUD_TOP_HEIGHT
CLOUD_TOP_PRESSURE
Cloud related data. More products are available: fraction, optical thickness (albedo), top and base pressure and height. More.up to 5.5 x 3.5meters
pascals
N/A
N/A
meters
pascals
COCarbon monoxide, more.up to 5.5 x 7mol/m2
HCHOFormaldehyde, more.up to 5.5 x 3.5mol/m2
NO2Nitrogen oxide, more.up to 5.5 x 3.5mol/m2
O3Ozone, more.up to 5.5 x 3.5mol/m2
SO2Sulphur dioxide, more.up to 5.5 x 3.5mol/m2
CH4Methane, more.up to 5.5 x 7ppb

* E.g., "5.5 x 3.5" means a spatial resolution of 5.5 km in the satellite flight direction and 3.5 km in the perpendicular direction at nadir. Spatial resolutions in the table are given for data released after 6 August 2019 when the spatial resolution in the flight direction was improved from 7 km to 5.5 km (see ESA news).

Mosaicking

SIMPLE and ORBIT mosaicking types are supported.

Scene Object

This chapter will explain the evalscript evaluatePixel scene object.

The scene object contains following properties (when mosaicking: "ORBIT" ):

Property nameDescriptionType
dateScene sensing timeJavaScript Date object

Dataset Specific Constraints

The raw data is encoded as 32-bit float samples. For scientific usage it is best to set tiff as an output format and sampleType: SampleType.FLOAT32.

Sentinel-5P data can potentially contain many no data pixels which is a consequence of the way it is measured. We therefore suggest using the dataMask band to differentiate between actual zero values and no data.

Catalog API Capabilities

To access Sentinel 5P L2 product metadata you need to send search request to our Catalog API. The requested metadata will be returned as JSON formatted response to your request.

Endpoint Locations

ServiceNotes
creodias.sentinel-hub.com/api/v1/catalog/collections/sentinel-5p-l2
shservices.mundiwebservices.com/api/v1/catalog/collections/sentinel-5p-l2

Collection identifier: sentinel-5p-l2

Query extension

Distinct extension