As part of the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) project in the McMurdo Dry Valleys of Antarctica, a systematic sampling program has been undertaken to monitor mass balance of the Taylor Valley glaciers. Data were collected from the Canada, Commonwealth, Howard, Hughes, Suess and Taylor glaciers, located in the Taylor Valley of Antarctica. Monitoring the changes in these measurements over time provides a record of mass balance, and aids in determining the role of glaciers in the polar hydrologic cycle. This material is based on work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grants: OPP 9211773 (1993-1998), OPP 9813061 (1998-1999), OPP 9810219 (1999-2000), OPP 0096250 (2000-2005) and ANT-0423595 (2006-current).
The version 003 product is the second public release. The quality of this v003 product is based on preliminary calibration algorithm and this product is not fully validated yet. Please see the detailed Quality assessment document provided by Algorithm Leads. Though overall quality of Column NO2 parameters are satisfactory, users are strongly advised to consult the OMI Quality Assurance Team for most recent information on our ongoing assessment of OMNO2 data quality.