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Solar UV Monitor

NSSDCA ID: 1981-100A-05

Mission Name: SME
Principal Investigator:Dr. Charles A. Barth


The objective of the Ultraviolet Solar Monitor Experiment was to monitor the incoming solar radiation to determine the effect on the ozone concentration. A dual-channel Ebert-Fastie spectrometer measured solar radiation at 1216 A and between 1600 and 3100 A with a resolution of 1 A. The look direction was 45 deg to the spacecraft axis of rotation. In the 3 am to 3 pm sun-synchronous orbit, the instrument scanned through the sun once per orbit. The full width at half maximum was 14 A. There were 512 grating steps per scan.

Alternate Names

  • SME/SolarUVMonitor


  • Solar Physics: Ultraviolet

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this experiment can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office



NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Prof. Julius LondonOther InvestigatorUniversity of
Dr. John C. GilleOther InvestigatorNational Center for Atmospheric
Dr. Charles W. HordOther InvestigatorUniversity of Colorado
Prof. Gary E. ThomasOther InvestigatorUniversity of
Dr. Roger J. ThomasOther InvestigatorUniversity of Colorado
Dr. Gary J. RottmanOther InvestigatorUniversity of
Dr. Robert E. DickinsonOther InvestigatorNational Center for Atmospheric Research
Dr. Paul J. CrutzenOther InvestigatorMax-Planck-Institut fur
Dr. A. Ian StewartOther InvestigatorUniversity of
Dr. Paul L. BaileyOther InvestigatorNational Center for Atmospheric Research
Mr. J. F. NoxonOther InvestigatorNOAA Environmental Research Laboratories
Dr. Charles A. BarthPrincipal InvestigatorUniversity of
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