Earth  ID: 2940

TOMS Ozone Holds Key to Ozone Trends

Chemicals and transport process have led to changes in the stratospheric ozone. Scientists need measurements of many different chemical species to puzzle out the observed changes. Aura data will improve our capability to predict ozone changes and help untangle the roles of transport and chemistry in determining ozone trends. This sequence starts with the actual size of our thin fragile part of our atmosphere that carries ozone. Then, the atmosphere is magnified. Inside, is a dynamic and active system of chemicals that moves ozone throughout our atmosphere.

For More Information

http://www.gsfc.nasa.gov/topstory/2004/0517aura.html


Visualization Credits

Stuart A. Snodgrass (GST): Lead Animator
Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC): Animator
Alex Kekesi (GST): Animator
Mark Schoeberl (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
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Data Used:
Earth Probe/TOMS
1990/01/01 - 1990/12/30
Note: While we identify the data sets used in these visualizations, we do not store any further details nor the data sets themselves on our site.

This item is part of this series:
Aura Prelaunch

Goddard TV Tapes:
G2004-020
G2008-042HD -- HD Fires, Ozone, and Air Quality RT

Keywords:
SVS >> HDTV
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Aerosols
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Atmospheric Chemistry
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Atmospheric Chemistry/Oxygen Compounds >> Ozone
SVS >> Model Data
SVS >> For Educators
SVS >> Atmosphere >> Winds >> Circulation
SVS >> Stratospheric Ozone >> Distribution
SVS >> Atmospheric Science
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 8.0.0.0.0