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NASA Satellite Flies High To Monitor Sun's Influence On Ozone

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November 19, 2002
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In October, the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) completed the first measurement of the solar ultraviolet radiation spectrum over the duration of an 11 year solar cycle, a period marked by cyclical shifts in the Sun's activity. This long measurement record by two instruments aboard UARS will give researchers better insight into how fluctuations in the Sun's energy affect ozone and the Earth's climate. In turn, the dataset gives scientists tools to document the influence of man-made chemicals on ozone loss.

In October, the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) completed the first measurement of the solar ultraviolet radiation spectrum over the duration of an 11 year solar cycle, a period marked by cyclical shifts in the Sun's activity. This long measurement record by two instruments aboard UARS will give researchers better insight into how fluctuations in the Sun's energy affect ozone and the Earth's climate. In turn, the dataset gives scientists tools to document the influence of man-made chemicals on ozone loss.


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