Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS) Ozone, Aerosol, UV and Reflectivity Data and Images from Earth Probe-TOMS (EP-TOMS)
Entry ID: EP-TOMS

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Summary
Abstract: The Earth Probe-Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (EP-TOMS) spacecraft
was launched on July 2, 1996 from a Pegasus rocket. The launch of
EP-TOMS continues the global measurements of ozone that began with the
TOMS instrument on Nimbus-7 and Meteor-3 (1978-1994).

The EP-TOMS data consists of ozone data in Dobson Units, refelctivity,
erythermal ultraviolet (UV) radiation, and aerosol index. EP-TOMS data
is available from:

http://ozoneaq.gsfc.nasa.gov/measurements.md

and consists of north pole, south pole, and daily global 3-map
composites as well as ASCII data.

EP-TOMS ozone data is obtained 3 or 4 times per day and is processed to
ASCII data (in Dobson units).

Nimbus-7, Meteor-3, and ADEOS TOMS data are also available from:
http://ozoneaq.gsfc.nasa.gov/

Related URL
Link: GET DATA


Geographic Coverage
 N: 90.0 S: -90.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Richard D. McPeters
Dataset Title: EP-TOMS Data and Images
Dataset Release Place: Greenbelt, MD
Dataset Publisher: NASA/GSFC
Online Resource: http://ozoneaq.gsfc.nasa.gov/measurements.md


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1996-08-01


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL


Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 1.00 deg
Longitude Resolution: 1.25 deg


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >AEROSOLS >AEROSOL PARTICLE PROPERTIES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >TRACE GASES/TRACE SPECIES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >REFLECTANCE >REFLECTIVITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION >ERYTHERMAL UV    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >OXYGEN COMPOUNDS >OZONE    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Platform
EP-TOMS >Earth Probe-TOMS    [Information]


Instrument
TOMS >Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer    [Information]


Quality
The data and images on this site are preliminary and have not been
fully validated.


Access Constraints
None.


Use Constraints
The data and images are preliminary and not fully validated.


Keywords
AEROSOL INDEX
EARTH PROBE
ERYTHERMAL ULTRAVIOLET
O3
REFLECTIVITY
TOMS


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Originating Center
GSFC ACDB


Data Center
Atmospheric Chemistry and Dynamics Branch, Laboratory for Atmospheres, Earth Sciences Division, Science and Exploration Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://atmospheres.gsfc.nasa.gov/acd/

Data Center Personnel
Name: RICHARD D MCPETERS, PH. D
Phone: 301-614-6038
Fax: 301-614-5903
Email: richard.d.mcpeters at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA
Goddard Space Flight Center
Mailstop 613.3
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: on-line, ftp
Distribution_Format: ASCII, GIF images
Fees: none


Personnel
SCOTT A. RITZ
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 301-614-5126
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Scott.A.Ritz at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: Maryland
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA


RICHARD D MCPETERS, PH. D
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 301-614-6038
Fax: 301-614-5903
Email: richard.d.mcpeters at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA
Goddard Space Flight Center
Mailstop 613.3
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA


Publications/References
An assessment of the accuracy of 14.5 years of Nimbus 7 TOMS version 7
ozone data by comparison with the Dobson network, R.D. McPeters and
G.J. Labow, Geophys. Res. Lett., 23, 3695-3698, 1996.

Long-term trends derived from the 16-year combined Nimbus 7/Meteor 3
TOMS version 7 record, R.D. McPeters, S.M Hollandsworth, L.E. Flynn,
and J.R. Herman, Geophys. Res. Lett., 23, 3699-3702 1996.

Nimbus 7 Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS) Data Products User's
Guide, R.D. McPeters, P.K. Bhartia, A.J. Krueger, J.R. Herman,
B. Schlesinger, C.G. Wellemeyer, C.J. Seftor, G. Jaross, S.L. Taylor,
T. Swissler, O. Torres, G. Labow, W. Byerly, and R.P. Cebula, NASA
Reference Publication 1384, April, 1996.

Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-11-03

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