Re: UARS

Tony Beresford (starman@camtech.net.au)
Tue, 04 Aug 1998 19:38:52 +0900

At 23:16 3/08/98 +0100, J. Kocijanski wrote:
> What is UARS?  It seems to have a yellow color.  Is
>this due to a covering like the Lacrosse satelites?

The acronym stands for Upper atmodphere research satellite
It measures trace stratospheric constituents by looking
mainly at the absorbtion spectra they cause in the solar
spectrum near shadow entry & shadow exit. I think it also
monitors the solar output.

Tony Beresford