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First Maps of Tropospheric Ozone & Carbon Monoxide

6.28.06

Coincident measurements of tropospheric ozone and carbon monoxide are critical for understanding chemical and dynamical processes, which can be very complex in the troposphere.

TES first maps of ozone and carbon monoxide

Note the tropical high ozone coincident with CO which is associated with biomass burning. These circles on these maps illustrate the complexity using coincident measurements for three seasons - northern hemisphere summer (JJA, top), fall (SON, middle) and winter (DJF, bottom).

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