Volcanic sulfur dioxide measurements from the total ozone mapping spectrometer instruments

  title={Volcanic sulfur dioxide measurements from the total ozone mapping spectrometer instruments},
  author={Arlin J. Krueger and Louis S. Walter and Pawan K. Bhartia and Charles C. Schnetzler and Nickolay A. Krotkov and Ian E. Sprod and Gregg J. S. Bluth},
  journal={Journal of Geophysical Research},
The total ozone mapping spectrometer (TOMS), first flown on the Nimbus 7 satellite, has delivered an unanticipated set of unique information about volcanic plumes because of its contiguous spatial mapping and use of UV wavelengths. The accuracies of TOMS sulfur dioxide retrievals, volcanic plume masses, and eruption totals under low-latitude conditions are evaluated using radiative transfer simulations and error analysis. The retrieval algorithm is a simultaneous solution of the absorption… 

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