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Ozone determinations with the NOAA SBUV/2 systemThe NOAA satellite ozone monitoring program was initiated by the National Environmental Satellite Data and Information Service (NESDIS) in December 1984, with the launch of the NOAA-9 spacecraft carrying the first operational Solar Backscatter Ultraviolet Spectrometer (SBUV/2). This instrument and its successor on NOAA-11, launched in 1988, are similar to the SBUV instrument launched by the NASA in 1978 on the Nimbus-7 research spacecraft. Measurements by the SBUV and SBUV/2 instruments overlap beginning in 1985. These instruments use measurements of the reflected ultraviolet solar radiation from the atmosphere to derive total ozone amounts and ozone vertical profiles. Since launch, the NOAA instruments and the derived products have been undergoing extensive evaluation by scientists of NOAA and NASA. Measurements obtained with these instruments are processed in real time by the NESDIS. These are reprocessed as the SBUV/2 instrument characterization is refined and as the retrieval algorithm for processing the data is improved. The NOAA-9 ozone data archive begins in March 1985 and continues through October 1990. The archive of NOAA-11 data begins in January 1989 and the data continues to be acquired in 1992.
Document ID
19950004701
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Planet, Walter G. (National Environmental Satellite Service Washington, DC, United States)
Lienesch, James H. (National Environmental Satellite Service Washington, DC, United States)
Bowman, Harold D. (National Environmental Satellite Service Washington, DC, United States)
Miller, Alvin J. (National Environmental Satellite Service Washington, DC, United States)
Nagatani, Ronald M. (National Environmental Satellite Service Washington, DC, United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
April 1, 1994
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Goddard Space Flight Center, Ozone in the Troposphere and Stratosphere, Part 2
Subject Category
GEOPHYSICS
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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