Tropospheric Ozone and Smoke from Earth Probe TOMS: Indian Ocean to Indonesia Zoom
Researchers have discovered that smoke and smog move in different ways through the atmosphere. A series of unusual events several years ago created a blanket of pollution over the Indian Ocean.
In this animation, significant smog or tropospheric ozone is represented by red and green and regions of significant smoke index are in shades of white and gray.
Tropospheric Ozone and Smoke over the Indian Ocean and Indonesia from July 6, 1997 to October 22, 1997
Color Bars for Tropospheric Ozone and Smoke Index
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio
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Papers used in this visualization
A. M. Thompson, J. C. Witte, R. D. Hudson, H. Guo, J. R. Herman, M. Fujiwara, Tropical tropospheric ozone and biomass burning, Science, 291, 2128-2132, 2001
Datasets used in this visualization
TerraID: 116Collected with MODIS
Earth Probe Tropospheric OzoneID: 300Collected with TOMS 07/06/1997-10/22/1997
Earth Probe SmokeID: 301Collected with TOMS 07/06/1997-10/22/1997
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