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UARS - The Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite DLESE Reviewed Collection
This videotape was created to be a resource for helping to understand stratospheric ozone. The instruments aboard the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) and their measurements are described in the video and how they help in studying humankind's influence on ozone. The UARS satellite was launched in 1991 and completed its mission in 2005. The satellite was decommissioned and re-entered Earth?s atmosphere in September 2011. UARS measured ozone and chemical compounds found in the ozone layer which affect ozone chemistry and processes. UARS also measured winds and temperatures in the stratosphere as well as the energy input from the Sun. Together, these help define the role of the upper atmosphere in climate and climate variability.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
  • Informal
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Video
  • Audio:
    • Lecture
  • Atmospheric science
  • Chemistry
  • Climatology
  • Environmental science
  • Physics
  • Other
Technical requirements:
Cost / Copyright:
There is a cost
This product is free and clear for general use.
DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-ESERevProd216
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: NASA GSFC