Simulated Aura/OMI Data Collection

  • Released Monday, May 17, 2004
  • Updated Saturday, November 5, 2022 at 9:35AM
  • ID: 2948

On June 19, 2004, NASA launches Aura, a next generation Earth-observing satellite. One of several instruments on the Aura satellite is the Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI). OMI is a contribution of the Netherland's Agency for Aerospace Programs (NIVR) along with the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI). OMI will continue the TOMS record for total ozone and other atmospheric parameters related to ozone chemistry and climate. (For more information on the Aura project, please visit

Note: The size of the satellite model in the following animation and stills has been exaggerated for aesthetic purposes.


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Datasets used in this visualization

Aura (Collected with the OMI sensor)
(Collected with the NO2 Annual Mean Total Column Density sensor)
ModelHarvard and NASA/GSFC1998/04/15

Harvard GEOS-CHEM for tropospheric NO2 and NASA/GSFC CTM for stratospheric NO2. Data delivered by Eric Buscela.

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