Earth  ID: 2967

TOMS sees continental effects of 2004 Alaskan Fires

Wildfires started by lightning burned more than 80,000 acres in Alaska in June 2004. The effects of these fires can be seen across North America with the Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS) instrument on the Earth Probes spacecraft. TOMS detects the presence of UV-absorbing tropospheric aerosols across the globe.

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Lori Perkins (NASA/GSFC): Lead Animator
Pawan K. Bhartia (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Paul Newman (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
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Data Used:
Earth Probe/TOMS
2004/06/21-30, 2004/07/01
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TOMS Aerosols

DLESE >> Atmospheric science
SVS >> Dust
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Aerosols
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Human Dimensions >> Natural Hazards >> Fires
GCMD >> Location >> Troposphere
GCMD >> Location >> Alaska
SVS >> For Educators
SVS >> Atmosphere >> Winds >> Circulation
SVS >> Biosphere >> Ecological Dynamics >> Fire Occurrence
NASA Science >> Earth

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version