Solar radiation enters the Earth's atmosphere with a portion being scattered by clouds and aerosols.

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POAM II Data and Information

POAM II Data and Information

The Polar Ozone and Aerosol Measurement (POAM) II instrument measures the vertical distribution of atmospheric ozone, nitrogen dioxide, and aerosol extinction. The instrument was developed by the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL). POAM II was launched aboard the French SPOT-3 satellite on September 26, 1993 into a Sun synchronous polar orbit.

Discipline: 
Version: 
V6
Instrument: 
Photometer
Spatial Coverage: 
  • Southern Hemisphere: Min. Lat. -88.11, Max, Lat. -62.55
  • Northern Hemisphere: Min. Lat. 54.68, Max. Lat. 71.01
Temporal Coverage: 

10/15/1993 - 11/13/1996

File Format: 
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Latitude Extent

Northern Hemisphere Ozone Southern Hemisphere Ozone Southern Hemisphere Aerosol

Temperature
Ozone (O3)
Potential Vorticity
Aerosol Extinction
Pressure
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2)

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