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Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS): Meteor-3 ozone and reflectivity measurements (1991-1994)

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Latest Data Update: 1999-03-27
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2007-01-15
Download Stats: last 12 months
Dataset Size: 2.68K Files | 277MB


Data from the Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS), which used backscattered ultraviolet radiance to infer total column ozone measurements (gridded daily for the entire globe).This CD-ROM contains the latest version (version 7) of ozone and reflectivity data from the TOMS (Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer) instrument onboard the Russian Meteor-3 spacecraft. Data covering the entire Meteor-3 TOMS lifetime, August 22, 1991 through December 27, 1994, are given as daily files of gridded data, as zonal means, and as overpass data.

Citable as:  National Aeronautics and Space Administration; Mc.Peters, R. (2007): Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS): Meteor-3 ozone and reflectivity measurements (1991-1994). NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation.
Abbreviation: Not defined


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Use of these data is covered by the following licence: When using these data you must cite them correctly using the citation given on the CEDA Data Catalogue record.
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Data collected by NASA's Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS) and published on CD-ROM. A copy of the data were obtained by the BADC to assist in data access and to ensure long term preservation.

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Data were prepared by NASA. Check documentation for further details
File Format:
Data are ASCII formatted

Process overview

This dataset was generated by a combination of instruments deployed on platforms and computations as detailed below.

Instrument/Platform pairings

Meteor-3 Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS) Deployed on: Meteor-3 satellite

Mobile platform operations

Mobile Platform Operation 1 Mobile Platform Operation for: Meteor-3 satellite

Computation Element: 1

Abstract This computation involved: DETAILS NEEDED - COMPUTATION CREATED FOR SATELLITE COMPOSITE. deployed on Meteor-3 satellite. The Meteor craft are weather observation satellites launched by the USSR. The Meteor satellites were designed to monitor atmospheric and sea-surface temperatures, humidity, radiation, sea ice conditions, snow-cover, and clouds.Meteor-3 was launched on August 15, 1991 from Plesetsk, Russia, and failed on 27th December 1994. Meteor-3 carried the second Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS) aloft as the first and the last American-built instrument to fly on a Soviet spacecraft.
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  • long_name: Oxygen Compounds
  • names: Oxygen Compounds
  • long_name: Ozone
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Chemistry/Oxygen Compounds > Ozone
  • names: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Chemistry/Oxygen Compounds > Ozone,
  • long_name: Total Ozone Column
  • names: Total Ozone Column
  • long_name: Ultraviolet Radiation
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Ultraviolet Radiation
  • names: Ultraviolet Radiation,

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