Earth Observation Mission News
Ozone monitoring instrument team spots "fingerprints" on Earth's atmosphere
03 May 2019
The Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) aboard NASA's Aura satellite specialises in finding "fingerprints" - signatures of gases and particles that clutter the atmosphere.
By measuring solar radiation reflected from Earth's surface and scattered by its atmosphere, the OMI team derives important information about aerosols such as dust and smoke and pollutants like nitrogen and sulphur dioxide.
Image credit: NASA - Aura satellite specialises in finding "fingerprints".