The aim of the DeepBlue Utilization of SeaWiFS through the Data and Information Services Center (DUST-DISC) project is to create a well-calibrated, accurate and coherent long term aerosol dataset for quantitative evaluation on regional and global scales. This dataset is a critical component of the information needed to form a consensus among the science community and policy makers regarding the impact of anthropogenic aerosols on the global radiative budget.
This project will produce global aerosol products by applying the Deep Blue algorithm to SeaWiFS and MODIS measurements and these datasets will then be used to synergize the AVHRR and TOMS aerosol data by taking advantage of overlapping years as a transfer standard for earlier years. The Deep Blue algorithm utilizes the blue-wavelength measurements of SeaWiFS and MODIS to infer properties of aerosols over both land and ocean areas of the globe.
This project is funded by the NASA's MEaSUREs Program: Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments.
Martha Maiden, Program Executive
Hal Marring, Program Scientist
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