Earth  ID: 2071

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.

Visualization Credits

Horace Mitchell (NASA/GSFC): Lead Animator
Anne Thompson (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

Science Paper:
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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Data Used:
Earth Probe/TOMS/Tropospheric Ozone
Earth Probe/TOMS/Smoke
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This item is part of this series:
Tropospheric Ozone

DLESE >> Atmospheric science
SVS >> Smoke
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Aerosols
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