[Parameters: Topic='ATMOSPHERE', Term='ATMOSPHERIC WINDS', Variable_Level_1='VORTICITY']
Polar Ozone and Aerosol Measurement IIIEntry ID: POAM3
Abstract: POAM3 data are Polar Ozone and Aerosol Measurement III Version 3.0. 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.
The POAM III instrument was developed by the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) to measure the vertical distribution of atmospheric ozone, water vapor, nitrogen dioxide, aerosol extinction, and temperature. POAM III measures solar extinction in nine narrow band channels, covering the spectral range from 354 to 1018 nm. Solar extinction by the atmosphere is measured using the solar occultation technique; the sun is observed through the Earth's atmosphere as it rises and sets, as viewed from the satellite.
POAM III was launched aboard the French SPOT-4 satellite in March 1998 into a Sun synchronous polar orbit. As seen from the satellite, the Sun rises in the north polar region and sets in the south polar region 14.2 times per day. Sunrise measurements are made in a latitude band from 55-71 degrees north while sunsets occur between 63-88 degrees south.
Each data granule contains one month of data for a particular hemisphere, taken at approximately 101 minute intervals. The latitudinal extent of data for the northern hemisphere is 54.68 to 71.01 and -62.55 to -88.11 for the southern hemisphere. The longitude ranges from 0 to 360. The data consists of profiles of ozone, nitrogen dioxide (NO2), and water vapor concentration, and aerosol extinction at 442 nm and 1018 nm.
Start Date: 1998-04-22Stop Date: 2005-12-05
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY > OXYGEN COMPOUNDS > OZONE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY > NITROGEN COMPOUNDS > NITROGEN DIOXIDE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR
ATMOSPHERE > AEROSOLS > AEROSOL EXTINCTION
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > WIND DYNAMICS > VORTICITY
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Data Set Progress
Email: karl.hoppel at nrl.navy.mil
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: support-asdc at earthdata.nasa.gov
NASA Langley Atmospheric Science Data Center User and Data Services NASA Langley Research Center Mail Stop 157D
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 23681-2199
Lucke, R. L., et al., The Polar Ozone and Aerosol Measurement (POAM III) Instrument and Early Validation Results, J. Geophys. Res., 104, 18,785-18,799, 1999.
Lumpe, J. D., R. M. Bevilacqua, K. W. Hoppel, & C. E. Randall, POAM III retrieval algorithm and error analysis, J. Geophys. Res., 107(D21), 4575, 10.1029/2002JD002137, 2002a.
Lumpe, J. D., et al., Comparison of POAM III ozone measurements ... with correlative aircraft and balloon data during SOLVE, J. Geophys. Res., 107, 8316, doi:10.1029/2001JD000472, 2002b.
Nedoluha, G. E., R. M. Bevilacqua, K. W. Hoppel, J. D. Lumpe, and H. Smit, POAM III measurements of water vapor in the upper troposphere and lowermost stratosphere, J. Geophys. Res., 107(D10), 10.1029/2001JD000793, 2002.
Prados, A. I., et al., POAM III ozone in the upper troposphere and lowermost stratosphere: Seasonal variability and comparisons to aircraft observations, J. Geophys. Res., 108(D7), 4218, doi:10.1029/2002JD002819. 2003.
Randall, C. E., R.M. Bevilacqua, J.D. Lumpe, and K.W. Hoppel, Validation of POAM III Aerosols: Comparison to SAGE II and HALOE, J. Geophys. Res., 106, 27, 525-27,536, 2001.
Randall, C. E., et al., Validation of POAM III NO2, J. Geophys. Res., 107(D20), 4432, doi:10.1029/2001JD001520, 2002.
Randall, C. E., D.W. Rusch, R.M. Bevilacqua, K. W. Hoppel, and J. D. Lumpe, Validation of POAM III O3: Comparison to ozonesonde and satellite data, J. Geophys. Res, 108 (D12), 4367, doi:10.1029/2002JD002944, 2003.
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DIF Creation Date: 2014-03-28
Last DIF Revision Date: 2015-08-06