Polar Ozone and Aerosol Measurement

The Polar Ozone and Aerosol Measurement (POAM) III instrument measures the vertical distribution of atmospheric ozone, water vapor, nitrogen dioxide, and aerosol extinction. The instrument was developed by the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL). POAM III was launched aboard the French SPOT-4 satellite in March 1998 into a Sun synchronous polar orbit.

Disciplines:   Aerosols
Collection Disciplines Spatial Temporal
Polar Ozone and Aerosol Measurement II Version 6
Aerosols Spatial Coverage:
(S: -88.12, N: 71.02), (W: -180, E: 180)
Temporal Coverage:
1993-10-15 - 1996-11-13
Polar Ozone and Aerosol Measurement III
Aerosols Spatial Coverage:
(S: -90, N: 90), (W: -180, E: 180)
Longitude Resolution:
25.4 degree
Latitude Resolution:
.1 degree
Temporal Coverage:
1998-04-22 - 2005-12-05
Temporal Resolution:
101 minutes

POAM Mission Publications

Alfred J, Fromm M, Bevilacqua R, Nedoluha G, Strawa A, Poole L, Wickert J (2007). Observations and analysis of polar stratospheric clouds detected by POAM III and SAGE III during the SOLVE II/VINTERSOL campaign in the 2002/2003 Northren Hemisphere winter. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 7 (9), 2151. https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-7-2151-2007

Randall CE, Siskind DE, Bevilacqua RM (2001). Stratospheric NOx enhancements in the southern hemisphere vortex in winter/spring of 2000. Geophysical Research Letters, 28 (12), 2385. https://doi.org/10.1029/2000GL012746, 2001

Randall CE, Bevilacqua RM, Lumpe JD, Hoppel KW, Rusch DW, Shettle EP (2000). Comparison of Polar Ozone and Aerosol Measurement (POAM) II and Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment (SAGE) II aerosol measurements from 1994 to 1996. Journal of Geophysical Research, 105 (D3), 3929. https://doi.org/10.1029/2000JD900239