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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.


Latest News

MODIS-Aqua nighttime temperatures in Europe, June 2008, mapped with Giovanni-4.  The data is from the Land Processes DAAC, a Federated Giovanni partner.
Feb 24, 2015 - The January-February 2015 issue of The Giovanni News is online

Issue has articles on Federated Giovanni, 2014 publication count, OMI data, and "Top 10" cake

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Version 4.2 Microwave Limb Sounder data will improve analyses of atmospheric chemistry, such as these observations of Arctic ozone depletion in mid-March 2011.
Feb 23, 2015 - Aura-MLS science team announces release of Version 4.2 data

Microwave Limb Sounder data are archived at the NASA GES DISC

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Radio transmitters revealed where juvenile loggerhead turtles live, in research performed with the aid of the Giovanni system.  (Picture by the University of Central Florida/Brian Boesch.)
Jan 29, 2015 - 226 scientific publications citing the Giovanni system were counted in 2014

Many different Earth science disciplines represented in research using NASA data visualization system

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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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