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Aerosol Robotic Network
STATUS
Operational
AVAILABILITY
Web
Surface In-Situ Networks
AERONET provides a long-term, continuous and readily accessible public domain database of aerosol optical, mircrophysical and radiative properties for aerosol research and characterization, validation of satellite retrievals, and synergism with other databases.
CONTACT
Brent Holben
NASA/ Goddard Space Flight Center
Code 614.4, Building 33; NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Greenbelt, MD 20771 USA
301.614.6658
Brent.N.Holben@nasa.gov
SPECIFICATIONS
Network NameINT AERONET
Collective
Facility TypeNetwork
PurposeResearch
LocationGlobal
Number of Stations~250
Map of Stationshttp://aeronet.gsfc.nasa.gov/
Categoryaerosol, radiation
Parameters (Most)Direct Sun Measurements: aerosol optical depth, Angstrom exponent, water vapor Sky Radiance Retrievals: aerosol size distribution, phase functions, single scattering albedo, complex index of refraction, sphericity, radiative forcing, spectral flux
Paramters (Limited)
Archivehttp://aeronet.gsfc.nasa.gov/
Period of Record1993 to present
Temporal Resolution
Data Season
Data Availability
Other PurposesAerosol
FixedNo
MobileNo
PortableNo
REFERENCES
http://aeronet.gsfc.nasa.gov/new_web/publications.html
REMARKS
Related network components include the AERONET-Ocean Color (http://aeronet.gsfc.nasa.gov/new_web/ocean_color.html), Solar Radiation Network (http://solrad-net.gsfc.nasa.gov) and Maritime Aerosol Network (MAN: http://aeronet.gsfc.nasa.gov/new_web/maritime_aerosol_network.html)
UPDATED ON
25 Sep 2009 10:24