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Welcome to the NASA Data Center for Aerosol Data & Information Web Site at the Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC). The purpose of this on-line information center is to enhance the support services we provide to our aerosol research and application community. We've provided a number of resources here to help you in your research and application.

This page is the result of the NASA GES DISC's ongoing effort to create a "One Stop Web Portal" to provide quick, convenient and easy access to aerosol data and information for the research and science education communities.

At this portal, we have tried to accumulate, integrate and provide fast access the aerosol measurements from the various satellite, ground-based and other platforms. We have also included some simple analysis and visualization tools for aerosol data from some of the NASA satellite missions.

Aerosols are one of the greatest sources of uncertainty in climate modeling. Aerosols vary in time and space and can lead to variations in cloud microphysics, which could impact cloud radiative properties and climate. The aerosol products are used to study aerosol climatology, sources and sinks of specific aerosol types (e.g., sulfates and biomass-burning aerosol), interaction of aerosols with clouds, and atmospheric corrections of remotely sensed surface reflectance over the land.

This page is organized to help you find aerosol related data and information quickly and easily.


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The NASA GES DISC "Top 10" Highlights of 2014.  See text for explanation of each image.
Jan 23, 2015 - The NASA GES DISC Top 10 Highlights of 2014

Ten notable achievements in an eventful year for NASA Earth science data center in Greenbelt, Maryland

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Giovanni-4 seasonal time series plot of AOD over Brazil, comparing Dec-Jan-Feb (blue), Sep-Oct-Nov (black), and March-April-May (green)
Jan 09, 2015 - The December 2014 issue of The Giovanni News is now available online

Issue features an example of Giovanni-4 seasonal data analysis

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The AGU Fall Meeting is held annually in San Francisco, CA.  Nearly 24,000 attendees are expected this year.  Hashtag #AGU14 on Twitter.
Dec 11, 2014 - Presentations from the GES DISC at 2014 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting

Precipitation, CO2, CH4, Temperature, Humidity, Land Data, Informatics, Data Preservation, Data Recipes, and Education will be discussed

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Factors that may have contributed to an August 2014 bloom of toxic phytoplankton in Lake Erie were examined in a Giovanni Online Workshop presentation.
Dec 04, 2014 - Read the October-November 2014 issue of The Giovanni News

Newsletter includes links to recordings of live presentations given at the recent Giovanni workshop

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Julius Akinyoola provided this time-series of daily MODIS aerosol optical depth over Nigeria in 2012 for his workshop poster.
Dec 01, 2014 - The 2nd Gregory G. Leptoukh Online Giovanni Workshop – Presentation Recordings are Online

Access to all of the live presentation recordings is now available

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