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Post launch performance of the Meteor-3/TOMS instrumentThe Meteor-3/TOMS instrument is the second in a series of Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometers (TOMS) following the 1978 launch of Nimbus-7/TOMS. TOMS instruments are designed to measure total ozone amounts over the entire earth on a daily basis, and have been the cornerstone of ozone trend monitoring. Consequently, calibration is a critical issue, and is receiving much attention on both instruments. Performance and calibration data obtained by monitoring systems aboard the Meteor-3 instrument have been analyzed through the first full year of operation, and indicate that the instrument is performing quite well. A new system for monitoring instrument sensitivity employing multiple diffusers has been used successfully and is providing encouraging results. The 3-diffuser system has monitored changes in instrument sensitivity of a few percent despite decreases in diffuser reflectivity approaching 50 percent since launch.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Jaross, Glen (Hughes STX, Inc. Lanham, MD., United States)
Ahmad, Zia (Hughes STX, Inc. Lanham, MD., United States)
Cebula, Richard P. (Hughes STX, Inc. Lanham, MD., United States)
Krueger, Arlin J. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
April 1, 1994
Publication Information
Publication: Ozone in the Troposphere and Stratosphere, Part 2
Subject Category
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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