Short Name:
SSBUVO3

Shuttle SBUV (SSBUV) Level 2 Ozone Profile and Total Column, Aerosol Index, and UV-Reflectivity V008 (SSBUVO3) at GES DISC

The Shuttle Solar Backscatter Ultraviolet (SSBUV) Level-2 Ozone data are available for eight space shuttle missions flown between 1989 and 1996. SSBUV, a successor to the SBUV flown on the Nimbus-7 satellite, is nearly identical to the SBUV/2 instruments flying on the NOAA satellites. Data are available in the ASCII AMES text format. Ozone profiles of the upper atmosphere and total column ozone values are available for the following time periods: Flight #1: 1989 October 19, 20, 21. Flight #2: 1990 October 7, 8, 9. Flight #3: 1991 August 3, 4, 5, 6. Flight #4: 1992 March 29, 31. Flight #5: 1993 April 9, 11, 13, 15, 16. Flight #6: 1994 March 14, 15, 17. Flight #7: 1994 November 5, 7, 10, 13. Flight #8: 1996 January 12, 16, 18. SSBUV measures spectral ultraviolet radiances backscattered by the earth's atmosphere. For the ozone measurements the instrument steps over wavelengths between 252.2 and 339.99 nm while viewing the earth in the nadir position (50 km x 50 km footprint at nadir) at 19 pressure levels between 0.3 mb and 100 mb.

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