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Overview and highlights of the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) mission
Author(s): Mark R. Schoeberl; Anne R. Douglass; Charles H. Jackman
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Paper Abstract

The Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) was launched in September 1991 with a complement of 10 instruments focused on the middle and upper atmospheric processes, and on solar irradiance variability. After nearly three years of successful UARS operations, eight of the ten instruments continue to operate. Data is routinely processed and reprocessed on a central facility. This data is now being distributed electronically to the scientific community. Among the more important UARS accomplishments are the first global mapping of ozone depleting chlorine radicals and reservoirs, measurement of middle atmosphere winds, the tracking of the Mt. Pinatubo aerosols, and highly accurate measurements of solar ultraviolet variability.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 September 1994
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2266, Optical Spectroscopic Techniques and Instrumentation for Atmospheric and Space Research, (30 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.187563
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Mark R. Schoeberl, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Anne R. Douglass, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Charles H. Jackman, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2266:
Optical Spectroscopic Techniques and Instrumentation for Atmospheric and Space Research
Jinxue Wang; Paul B. Hays, Editor(s)

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