AURA/OMI Tropospheric Ozone over South America and Africa

  • Released Sunday, December 12, 2004

Aura's instruments study tropospheric, or low-level atmospheric chemistry and will monitor of air pollution around the world on a daily basis. Aura measures five of the six 'Criteria Pollutants' identified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In this animation, Aura shows a large concentration of tropospheric ozone is being transported from South America to Africa.

This animation shows how ozone in the Troposphere changes from September 28, 2004 to November 6, 2004. Areas of Red represent high levels (50+ DU) and areas of blue represent low areas (20 DU).

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