Measurements Of Pollution In The Troposphere (MOPITT) was launched into sun-synchronous polar orbit on December 18, 1999, aboard TERRA, a NASA satellite orbiting 705 km above the Earth. MOPITT monitors changes in pollution patterns and the effects on Earth’s troposphere. MOPITT uses near-infrared radiation at 2.3 µm and thermal-infrared radiation at 4.7 µm to calculate atmospheric profiles of CO.
MOPITT was provided to NASA by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA). The University of Toronto directed its development. Data reduction software was developed, and the data processed, at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) with NASA support. Data Access to Moppitt Data via ASDC Data Pool https://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/HPDOCS/datapool/ or Reverb http://reverb.echo.nasa.gov/reverb/ or MOPPITT Search and Subset Tool https://subset.larc.nasa.gov/mopitt.