DEFINITION
Measurements of Pollution in the Troposphere (MOPITT)

MOPITT will fly aboard Terra as part of NASA's Earth Observing System(EOS). It is an instrument designed to enhance our knowledge of the lower atmosphere and to particularly observe how it interacts with the land and ocean biospheres. MOPITT is a scanning radiometer employing gas correlation spectroscopy to measure upwelling and reflected infrared radiance in three absorption bands of carbon monoxide and methane.

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