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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

MERRA's northward wind data show several areas of high wind speeds in January 2012, including an area near the Amery Ice Shelf.
Jun 12, 2015 - Online now: May-June 2015 issue of The Giovanni News

Newsletter includes articles on crab plover research, Southern Ocean winds, and time-series data

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Global map of Nimbus 7 THIR 11.5 μm equivalent blackbody temperatures acquired August 5, 1979.  Reference provided in article text.
May 29, 2015 - Nimbus 7 THIR Calibrated Located Radiance Data recovered and released to public

The Nimbus 7 THIR mission data cover October 1978 to May 1985

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The UV Erythemal Daily Dose (an OMI data parameter) was low in southern Florida on June 22, 2005.  Read the April 2015 Giovanni News to find out why.
Apr 22, 2015 - The Giovanni News, April 2015 issue, is now online

Issue features an update on the development of Giovanni-4

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Averaged CO2 concentrations from OCO-2 for the period November 21-December 29, 2014.
Mar 30, 2015 - CO2 data from the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) satellite now publicly available at NASA GES DISC

OCO-2 provides unprecedented high resolution view of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide

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Labeled MODIS image of the "Christmas Storm" of 2013.  Dr. Mark Jury used Giovanni in his analysis of this storm, which caused flooding on several islands.
Mar 23, 2015 - The March 2015 issue of The Giovanni News is online

Issue features six interesting journal papers from the latter half of 2014

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