Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS) Ozone, Aerosol, UV and Reflectivity Data and Images from Earth Probe-TOMS (EP-TOMS)Entry ID: EP-TOMS
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:
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:
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Richard D. McPeters
Dataset Title: EP-TOMS Data and Images
Dataset Release Place: Greenbelt, MD
Dataset Publisher: NASA/GSFCOnline Resource: http://ozoneaq.gsfc.nasa.gov/measurements.md
Start Date: 1996-08-01
Latitude Resolution: 1.00 deg
Longitude Resolution: 1.25 deg
ATMOSPHERE > AEROSOLS > AEROSOL PARTICLE PROPERTIES
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY > TRACE GASES/TRACE SPECIES
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > REFLECTANCE > REFLECTIVITY
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION > ERYTHERMAL UV
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY > OXYGEN COMPOUNDS > OZONE
ISO Topic Category
Quality The data and images on this site are preliminary and have not been
Access Constraints None.
Use Constraints The data and images are preliminary and not fully validated.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: on-line, ftp
Distribution Format: ASCII, GIF images
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.
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