AMAPS: An Aerosol Measurement and Processing System
The Aerosol Measurement and Processing System (AMAPS) is a grid based, distributed computing environment for aerosol science. AMAPS is motivated by the community's call for a modern infrastructure to access, manipulate and analyze aerosol data (see the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, October 2003).
AMAPS offers access, subsetting, and data analysis functions for level 2 aerosol data products from MISR, MODIS, and AERONET, including the new AERONET Maritime Network, and for the MODIS level 2 cloud product.
The system is available in two modes: service user mode and power user mode. Service users access data and computational capabilities through pre-constructed web pages that call workflows: web service functions chained together in XML documents. Power users access computational capabilities from the command line of AMAPS-enabled computers, by embedding web service calls directly in their python programs.
The AMAPS python package also offers streamlined functions to read, extract and manipulate data over the internet.
Amy Breaverman - PI, JPL