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POAM III Data and Information

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POAM III Data and Information

The Polar Ozone and Aerosol Measurement (POAM) III instrument measures the vertical distribution of atmospheric ozone, water vapor, nitrogen dioxide, and aerosol extinction. The instrument was developed by the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL). POAM III was launched aboard the French SPOT-4 satellite in March 1998 into a Sun synchronous polar orbit.

Project Title: 
POAM III
Discipline: 
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: 

04/22/1998 - 12/05/2005

File Format: 
HDF

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Northern Hemisphere Nitrogen DioxideNorthern Hemisphere Aerosol Southern Hemisphere Nitrogen Dioxide Southern Hemisphere Aerosol

 

Temperature
Water Vapor (H2O)
Potential Vorticity
Aerosol Extinction
Ozone (O3)
Pressure
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2)

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