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Instrument: SBUV : Solar Backscatter Ultraviolet
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Description
The objectives of the Solar Backscatter Ultraviolet (SBUV) flown on
NIMBUS-7 were to determine the vertical distribution of ozone, map the
total ozone content, and monitor the incident solar ultraviolet (UV)
irradiance and ultraviolet radiation backscattered from the earth. The
SBUV consisted of a double Ebert-Fastie spectrometer and a filter
photometer similar to the BUV on Nimbus 4. The SBUV spectrometer
measured solar UV backscattered by the earth's atmosphere at 12
wavelengths between 0.25 and 0.34 micrometer, with a spectral bandpass
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