TOMS - Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer Data offered by the British Atmospheric Data CenterEntry ID: BADC_TOMS_ONLINE
Abstract: The Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS) is an instrument built and operated by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The instrument uses backscattered ultraviolet radiance to infer total column ozone measurements. The data consists of daily gridded averages of total ozone covering the entire globe. The original Nimbus-7 TOMS operated from November 1978 until May 1993. ... Meteor-3 TOMS was launched in August 1991 and operated until December 1994.
After a gap of one and a half years, two new TOMS instruments began operation in 1996: Earth-Probe TOMS was launched on 2nd July 1996 and started to produce data on 25th July. ADEOS TOMS was launched on 17th August 1996 and started producing data on 11th Sept. The satellites were originally placed in different orbits, giving complete global coverage with the ADEOS data, while Earth-Probe had complete coverage at the poles with an increased ability to measure UV-absorbing aerosols in the troposphere. ADEOS failed in June 1997 and Earth-Probe was subsequently placed in a higher orbit to give global coverage. Earth-Probe TOMS continues to operate successfully.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Dataset Title: TOMS - Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer Data offered by the British Atmospheric Data Center
Dataset Release Place: Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Dataset Publisher: British Atmospheric Data CentreOnline Resource: http://www.badc.rl.ac.uk/data/toms/
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Start Date: 1978-11-01
Latitude Resolution: 1.00 degree
Longitude Resolution: 1.25 degree
Horizontal Resolution Range: 100 km - < 250 km or approximately 1 degree - < 2.5 degrees
Temporal Resolution: 1 day
Temporal Resolution Range: Daily - < Weekly
ISO Topic Category
Access Constraints The BADC holds the entire TOMS dataset online in daily ASCII
files. The Nimbus-7 data includes monthly and zonal averages. The data
can be freely transferred using WWW or anonymous FTP. Near real-time
data and GIF images are available. Note that these datasets are not
fully validated. Software to read the data is available.
Use Constraints Please cite the data set originator if you use this data.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: Online (FTP, HTTP)
Distribution Size: 4000 Mb
Distribution Format: ASCII
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-02-23
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24