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The Aura High Resoluiton Dynamics Limb Sounder (HIRDLS), Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS) and Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) data products may be accessed via different methods, which are described below. NOTE: Tropospheric Emissions Spectrometer (TES) data are available from another DAAC located at NASA Langley Research Center's Atmospheric Sciences Data Center (ASDC).

Please note that most Aura data files are in the new HDF-EOS5 format. Exceptions include the OMI level 1B (in the older HDF-EOS2.x format), and MLS level 1 (plain HDF5 format).Please see the "Tools and Services" link for tools to read the various Aura data files.

Getting Data

We have many Aura datasets as well as data from other sensors on multiple platforms. The following methods are available for getting Aura and other data products. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Use keywords to find data quickly in a Google-like interface.

Data Discovery

If you're not sure what Aura or other data you want or what Aura data we have, use the following to assist you.

Explore our Aura OMI, HIRDLS and MLS data in your Web browser through visualizations and analysis without having to download the data. To learn more, start here.
Short descriptions of important geophysical parameters with links to the associated datasets.

Other Data Access

The following items may also be useful to some of our users.

Online/FTP resource for heritage datasets that may complement Aura datasets including UARS, TOVS, OCTS, TOMS, and more.
Real-time search and order of Aura and other datasets that include data at other NASA data centers in addition to the GES DISC.
Links to other data centers.




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