ADEOS TOMS total ozone for September 12, 1996
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Most recent global image of ozone concentration
News story originally written on September 16, 1996
NASA's instrument Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS) aboard Japanese
Advanced Earth Orbiting Satellite (ADEOS) has provided the most recent
image showing the total ozone concentration. Ozone is a chemical that
forms a protecting layer between ourselves and
dangerous solar radiation.
With this measurement ADEOS satellite has thus resumed the TOMS total ozone and
volcanic sulfur dioxide observations that were suspended when the last TOMS on
Russian Meteor-3 satellite ceased functioning in December 1994. The first ever
measurement of ozone with TOMS was made in 1978 from Nimbus-7 satellite.
Another TOMS instrument aboard recently launched NASA TOMS-Earth Probe
spacecraft is providing high resolution images of atmospheric features related
to human and natural activities.
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