OMPS continues the current daily global data provided by the Solar Backscatter Ultraviolet
radiometer-2, also built by Ball Aerospace, and the Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer.
The instrument, called the Ozone Mapping Profiler Suite (OMPS), is based on previous instruments, such as the Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS) and the Solar Backscatter Ultraviolet
instrument (SBUV/2), which have flown on multiple satellites.
Also this month, one of NASA's frequent fliers - the Shuttle Solar Backscatter Ultraviolet
(SSBUV) experiment-will hitch a ride on a shuttle orbiter for the sixth time.
OMPS will monitor ozone from space, collect total column and vertical profile ozone data, and continue the current daily global data provided by the Solar Backscatter Ultraviolet
radiometer-2 and Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer.
His rate is comparable to that of an earlier, unpublished analysis of data from the other Nimbus-7 device, the Solar Backscatter Ultraviolet
instrument (SN: 6/28/86, p.
Heath, using the Nimbus 7's Solar Backscatter Ultraviolet
(SBUV) instrument, also recently found what may be the first observation of a global drop in ozone (SN: 6/28/86, p.