Tropospheric sulfur dioxide observed by the ERS‐2 GOME instrument

  title={Tropospheric sulfur dioxide observed by the ERS‐2 GOME instrument},
  author={Michael Eisinger and John Philip Burrows},
  journal={Geophysical Research Letters},
Since July 1995, the Global Ozone Monitoring Experiment (GOME) onboard ESA's 2nd European Remote Sensing Satellite (ERS‐2) provides continuous spectral measurements of nadir backscattered earth radiances and solar irradiances in the UV/visible wavelength range. From these, column amounts of sulfur dioxide have been derived for the December 1996 eruption of Nyamuragira volcano, Zaire, and the ongoing activity of Popocatépetl volcano, Mexico. Maximal column densities of 33 DU for Nyamuragira and… 

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