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Study of Air Pollution from Space Using TOMS: Challenges and Promises for Future MissionsA series of TOMS instruments built by NASA has flown on US, Russian, and Japanese satellites in the last 24 years. These instruments are well known for producing spectacular maps of the ozone hole that forms over Antarctica each spring. However, it is less well known that these instruments also provided first evidence that space-based measurements in UV of sufficiently high precision and accuracy can provide valuable information to study global air quality. We will use the TOMS experience to highlight the promises and challenges of future space-based missions designed specifically for air quality studies.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Bhartia, Pawan K. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD United States)
Date Acquired
August 20, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2002
Subject Category
Environment Pollution
Meeting Information
34th COSPAR Scientific Assembly/2nd World Space Congress(Houston, TX)
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.