The Dobson ozone spectrometer has been used for studies of the ozone layer for about 60 years. It remains indispensable for assessing the accuracy of satellite-borne instruments. The steps which led to the present understanding of global ozone distribution and variations are reviewed. © 1989.
Farman, J. C. (1989). Measurements of total ozone using Dobson spectrometers: Some comments on their history. Planetary and Space Science, 37(12), 1601–1604. https://doi.org/10.1016/0032-0633(89)90148-7