Abstract: The Metero-3 Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS) version 8 Daily Gridded Data consist of daily, global coverage of total column ozone and UV-B Lambertian effective surface reflectivity (Rayleigh corrected). Four TOMS instruments have been successfully flown in orbit aboard the Nimbus-7 (Nov. 1978 - May 1993), Meteor-3 (Aug. 1991 - Dec. 1994), ADEOS (Sep. 1996 - June 1997) and Earth ... Probe (July 1996 - 2005) satellites.
The temporal coverage of the Meteor-3 TOMS data is from Aug 1991 to Dec 1994. Nimbus-7, Meteor-3, and Earth Probe TOMS data have been reprocessed using version-8 algorithm. These data are archived at the Goddard Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC).
The Total column ozone and Effective surface reflectivity data for the Meteor-3 TOMS are mapped to a global grid of size 180 x 288 with a lat-long resolution of 1.00 x 1.25 degrees. These data are stored in the EOS version of Hierarchical Data Format (HDF-EOS). HDF was developed by the National Center for Supercomputer Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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TOMS data are produced by the Laboratory for Atmospheres at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (Code 613.1). The Version-8 Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document (ATBD)is available from the TOMS site http://ozoneaq.gsfc.nasa.gov/epsat.md
The Level-3 data from Nimbus-7 TOMS, Meteor-3 TOMS and Earth Probe TOMS are also made available from the Code 916 TOMS site in the ASCII format. TOMS official Home Page at: http://ozoneaq.gsfc.nasa.gov/
The getCapabilities operation of the NASA GES DISC Web Coverage Service for Atmospheric Composition Portal data. The response provides a brief description of the coverage data offered by this service
The describeCoverage operation of the NASA GES DISC Web Coverage Service for TOMSM3L3:Ozone data in the Atmospheric Composition Portal. The response provides a detailed description of the coverage data offered by this service
Warning: Due to the extreme viewing conditions encountered when the orbit of Meteor-3 drifts near the terminator, only level 3 data taken when the sunlit portion of the orbit is between 9 AM and 3 PM for the first data year and between 8 AM and 4 PM for the remaining two data years will be archived in HDF format at the Goddard DAAC and available in CDROM format here (the stricter time constraint for the first data year is due to problems associated with the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo).
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