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NOAA ESRL Aerosol Global Surface Monitoring Network
STATUS
Operational
AVAILABILITY
Data from NOAA-operated sites are generally publicly available by the end of the calendar quarter following collection. Data from collaborating stations is intended to be available on the same schedule as the NOAA-operated stations, but presently is well behind that schedule.
REQUEST PROCEDURE
For NOAA-operated stations, anonymous ftp from ftp://ftp.cmdl.noaa.gov//aerosol/ See ftp://ftp.cmdl.noaa.gov:21//aerosol/README For other stations, contact station operator directly. Many stations are archived at the World Data Center for Aerosols, http://wdca.jrc.ec.europa.eu/
Surface In-Situ Networks
Long-term measurements of aerosol scattering, absorption, and number concentration at surface sites operated by NOAA and collaborators around the globe.
CONTACT
John Ogren
NOAA/ESRL
325 Broadway Boulder, CO 80305 USA
1-303-497-6210
john.a.ogren@noaa.gov
http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/aero
SPECIFICATIONS
Network NameNOAA/ESRL Federated Aerosol Network
Collective
Facility Typenetwork
PurposeResearch
LocationGlobal
Number of Stations17 permanent, as of September, 2009
Map of Stationshttp://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/aero/net/index.html
CategorySurface, in-situ
Parameters (Most)Aerosol light scattering and absorption coefficients, particle number concentration.
Paramters (Limited)Aerosol mass concentration, chemical composition (major ions), RH-dependence of scattering coefficient, size distribution, CCN number concentration.
Archiveftp://ftp.cmdl.noaa.gov//aerosol/
Period of Recordvaries by station, oldest data from 1976
Temporal Resolution1-hour averages (1-minute data available upon request)
Data Seasoncontinuously
Data Availabilityvaries by station, target is end of calendar quarter following collection.
Other PurposesClimate monitoring
FixedYes
MobileNo
PortableNo
REFERENCES
Delene, D.J. and Ogren, J.A. 2002. Variability of aerosol optical properties at four North American surface monitoring sites. J. Atmos. Sci., 59, 1135-1150.
UPDATED ON
4 Sep 2009 15:50