Stratospheric Potential Vorticity (PV) and Temperature Plots
These plots are from NASA's Global Modeling and Assimilation Office (GMAO), Goddard Earth Observatory System (GEOS)
Upper Troposphere / Lower Stratosphere Daily Maps
These are maps of of GPH, windspeed, tropopause, PV, cold point temperature, diabatic heating rates, 200 hPa divergence, and 200 hPa velocity potential.
Contact: Luis Millan
|This is a paper cutout of the 2006 southern hemisphere ozone hole that can gives a picture of what the ozone hole looks like when it is observed by MLS. This can be used as an educational aid to illustrate ozone science. The ozone layer is a blanket 16 to 50 km (10 to 31 miles) above the Earth surface that protects us from harmful ultraviolet light from the sun. In the 1980s scientists found out that the ozone layer was being destroyed by industrial chemicals. NASA satellites such as the Microwave Limb Sounder enable scientists to study ozone and many of the key gases involved in its destruction.