Polar Ozone and Aerosol Measurement
Atmospheric chemistry in high troposphere and stratosphere. Tracked species: H2O, NO2, O3 and aerosol
9-channel photometer operating in the range 350-1064 nm (POAM-2 on SPOT 3) or 350-1024 nm (POAM-3 on SPOT 4). Spectral resolution about 10 nm
Limb scanning in solar occultation; vertical range 10-60 km
300 km (horizontal), 0.6 km (vertical)
Coverage / Cycle
N/A (few tens of events/day limited to latitudes above ~ 60
Flown on operational programme
1993 to 1996-11-14
Satellites this instrument is flying on
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Earth observation instrument Limb sounders Limb sounder
No WIGOS subcomponents have been defined.
No mission objectives have been defined.
Tentative Evaluation of Measurements
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