Synergistic Data Support of Atmospheric Chemistry Field Campaigns
NASA's Atmospheric Science Data Center (ASDC) is establishing a temporally- and spatially-ordered digital atlas of atmospheric chemistry fields, using data from historical and recent airborne missions and field campaigns, and from surface networks. Design of the atlas is based on fields, not point measurements, because of the differences in satellite vs. aircraft instrument fields of view and statistics. Information in the atlas will be searchable by geographical grid and time-of-year, and (where appropriate) by altitude. Because some of the input data will show the effects of ephemeral events such as volcanic eruptions, pollution plumes, and forest fires, those data will be tagged. This atlas will have widespread application for climate modeling, satellite validation, and the planning of future aircraft campaigns for atmospheric chemistry.
The work is continuing with Gao Chen's Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs) project, "Creating a Unified Airborne Database for Assessment and Validation of Global Models of Atmospheric Composition"
Victor Delnore - PI, ASDC
James Crawford - co-PI, ASDC
Clyde Brown - co-PI, SAIC
Last Updated: Nov 15, 2017 at 10:49 AM EST