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Giovanni adds Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer (TES) data

New data set observes many climate-active trace gases in the troposphere; Giovanni now has data from all Aura instruments

Giovanni adds Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer (TES) data

Ozone and carbon monoxide data from TES, indicating areas of biomass burning

Giovanni adds Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer (TES) data

Giovanni has now added a new interface providing data from the Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer (TES) on the Aura satellite.   TES provides data on tropospheric concentrations of methane (CH4), carbon monoxide (CO), water vapor (H2O), deuterated water vapor (HDO), nitric acid  (HNO3), ozone (O3), and atmospheric temperature.      These data products provide information on a wide variety of processes affecting the concentration of trace gases in Earth's lower atmosphere, including air pollution in urban areas and from fossil fuel-burning power plants;    methane release from lakes, swamps, and permafrost;  biomass burning;  and atmospheric factors related to the global water cycle. 

The Giovanni interface provides TES data in two modes;   vertical profiles, and mapped Level 3 daily data from TES Global Surveys.   Some TES data are only available from the first nine months of the mission;  these data were collected in the TES "Limb Mode".  All other TES data available to present was collected in TES "Nadir mode".    The Giovanni Online Users Manual chapter for TES (available at the Help link) provides a table of TES data availability.

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