Tropospheric Ozone and Smoke from Earth Probe TOMS: Indonesia

  • Released Tuesday, March 6th, 2001
  • Updated Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023 at 1:58PM
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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.

Color Bars for Tropospheric Ozone
and Smoke Index

Color Bars for Tropospheric Ozone and Smoke Index

Video slate image reads, "Tropospheric Ozone and Smoke from Earth Probe TOMS: Indian Ocean to Indonesia Zoom (7/6/97 - 10/22/97)".

Video slate image reads, "Tropospheric Ozone and Smoke from Earth Probe TOMS: Indian Ocean to Indonesia Zoom (7/6/97 - 10/22/97)".



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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


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