GFDL - Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory

This page provides links to web pages of available measurements of optical and chemical properties of aerosol, as well as ancillary data (meteorology, clouds, etc). Most of these web sites are user friendly, and I thank the developers for the hard work making these datasets available through a user friendly interface. Most of the following links contain also graphical tools which allow to make very decent plots.

OPTICAL PROPERTIES:

  GROUND_BASED:

    SUNPHOTOMETER:

AERONET: Global network of sunphotometers

http://aeronet.gsfc.nasa.gov/

Synergy AERONET/SATELLITE

http://aeronet.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/bamgomas_interactive

    NEPHELOMETER:

NOAA ESRL:  http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/aero/net/index.html

  SATELLITE:

US INSTRUMENTS: http://mirador.gsfc.nasa.gov/index.shtml

FR INSTRUMENTS: ICARE: http://www.icare.univ-lille1.fr/

MODIS: Level 1, 2 and 3 on Terra and Aqua platforms

MISR: Level1, 2 and 3

CALIPSO: http://www.icare.univ-lille1.fr/

GIOVANNI SYNERGY TOOL: http://disc.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/giovanni/

FIRE COUNTS:

MODIS: http://rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/

LIDAR DATA:

  Satellite: CALIPSO image browser:

http://www.icare.univ-lille1.fr/calipso/browse/

  Ground based:

Global: MPLNET: http://mplnet.gsfc.nasa.gov/

Asia: AsiaNet: http://www-lidar.nies.go.jp/

EU: EARLINET: http://www.earlinet.org/

SURFACE CONCENTRATION AND CHEMICAL DATA:

FIELD CAMPAIGNS+US: NOAA PMEL: http://saga.pmel.noaa.gov/data/

US: IMPROVE: http://vista.cira.colostate.edu/improve/

EU: EMEP: http://ebas.nilu.no/Default.aspx

CLOUDS: CLOUDSAT Level 1, 2 and 3

METEOROLOGICAL FIELDS

http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/data/gridded/data.ncep.reanalysis.html