Earth  ID: 3708

Five Spheres - Tropospheric Ozone

Satellite data can be used to monitor the health of the atmosphere from space. This animation of atmospheric changes is match framed to animation entries 3707, 3709, 3710, and 3711.

This dataset shows tropospheric ozone, which is close to the ground and a component of pollution. This should be distinguished from high altitude (stratospheric) ozone which shields the Earth's surface from ultraviolet radiation.

For more information about tropospheric ozone see the links below:

Visualization Credits

Ivy Flores (IRC/UMBC): Video Editor
Jennifer A. Shoemaker (UMBC): Producer
Jerry Ziemke (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

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This item is part of this series:
Know Your Earth

SVS >> Ozone depletion
DLESE >> Physical geography
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Air Quality >> Tropospheric Ozone
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Land Surface >> Land Use/Land Cover >> Land Cover
SVS >> For Educators
SVS >> Atmosphere >> Winds >> Circulation
SVS >> Pollution >> Distribution
SVS >> Concentration
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