Atmospheric Science Data Center (ASDC)

Disciplines: Radiation budget, clouds, aerosols, and tropospheric composition
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This is the First Light incoming solar radiation from CERES on Suomi NPP.
First Light incoming solar radiation from CERES on Suomi NPP.

NASA's Atmospheric Science Data Center (ASDC) is in the Science Directorate located at NASA'S Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. The Science Directorate's Climate Science Branch, Atmospheric Composition Branch, and Chemistry and Dynamics Branch work with ASDC to study changes in the Earth and its atmosphere. Data products translate those findings into meaningful knowledge that inspires action by scientists, educators, decision-makers, and the public. ASDC supports over 50 projects and provides access to more than 1,000 archived data sets. These data sets were created from satellite measurements, field experiments, and modeled data products. ASDC projects focus on the Earth science disciplines: Radiation Budget, Clouds, Aerosols, and Tropospheric Composition.

Contact Information

John Kusterer, DAAC Manager
Christopher Harris, Operations Lead
Jeff Walter, Science Data Services Lead
Matthew Tisdale, Data Scientist

Langley Research Center
2 South Wright Street, Building 1268C
Mail Stop 157D
Hampton, VA 23681-2199

Website: https://asdc.larc.nasa.gov/  

ASDC

ACTIVATE Data Webinar Materials

Jan 24, 2023
Here you will find resources and material from ACTIVATE's Data Webinars and Workshops

November 2022

The Aerosol Cloud meTeorology Interactions oVer the western ATlantic Experiment (ACTIVATE) team hosted an open data workshop on November 7, 2022 for anyone interested in learning how to access and visualize airborne data. This workshop went over the progress of the ACTIVATE campaign to date, as well as diving into some of the measurement techniques and data archival processes. The workshop featured talks by all groups associated with the science team to discuss status and applications associated with instrument and modeling datasets. The webinar aimed to motivate the ongoing studies of aerosol-cloud interactions and the importance of airborne measurements.

Materials
Open Data Workshop Agenda Presenter Title View Slides (PDF) Download Video Presentation (mp4) Sorooshian Welcome/Introductions/Logistics/Goals Click Here Click Here Smith Remarks by Deborah Smith Click Here Click Here Sorooshian Overall Team Progress to Date Click Here Click Here Shook LaRC/ASDC Data Team Click Here Click Here ASDC LaRC/ASDC Data Team Click Here Click Here Ziemba/Crosbie Falcon: LARGE (aerosol, cloud water) Click Here Click Here DiGangi Falcon: Gas Click Here Click Here Moore Falcon: Cloud + CCN Click Here Click Here Voigt Falcon: Cloud + CCN Click Here Click Here Thornhill Falcon: TAMMS Click Here Click Here Bennett King Air: Navigation/Meteorology Click Here Click Here Cairns King Air-RSP Click Here Click Here Shingler King Air-HSRL2 Click Here Click Here Thornhill/Robinson King Air: Dropsondes Click Here Click Here Zuidema U-Miami Click Here Click Here McComiskey Brookhaven National Laboratory Click Here Click Here Painemal LaRC Satellite group Click Here Click Here Zeng U-Arizona Click Here Click Here Wang PNNL Click Here Click Here Tornow/Ackerman NASA GISS Click Here Click Here Liu LaRC/NASA Click Here Click Here Sorooshian Team Updates Click Here Click Here

September 2022

The Aerosol Cloud meTeorology Interactions oVer the western ATlantic Experiment (ACTIVATE) team led an open data workshop webinar hosted by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers (NAGT) for anyone interested to learn how to access and visualize airborne data. This webinar went over the science motivation of ACTIVATE, as well as included activities to expose participants to Python. The webinar aimed to motivate the study of aerosol-cloud interactions and the importance of airborne measurements as well as use the Google Colaboratory (Google Colab) environment to examine atmospheric properties derived from both in situ and remote sensing products.

Materials
Webinar Recording Webpage

July 2022

The Aerosol Cloud meTeorology Interactions oVer the western ATlantic Experiment (ACTIVATE) team hosted a free open data workshop webinar series for anyone interested to learn how to use the airborne data and to promote dialogue about data analysis ideas and collaborative projects in the area of aerosol-cloud-meteorology interactions. This particular session trained interested attendees to use a Google Colaboratory (i.e., Google Colab) environment for data visualization and to examine atmospheric properties derived from both in situ and remote sensing products.

Materials
Tools for Analyzing Datasets from ACTIVATE (TADA)
Create a Gmail Account
Setup EarthData Login
ACTIVATE Research Flight 29 Video
11 July 2021: Webinar activities (Slides 19-39) Presented to Philippines high schools and universities

October 2021

The ACTIVATE team hosted an open data workshop with over 70 participants over a two-day period from October 20-21, 2021. The purpose of this workshop was to introduce the ACTIVATE project to a larger, international, pool of atmospheric sciences and applications communities. The first day of the workshop covered how to access and utilize ACTIVATE data, a case study on ACTIVATE Research Flight 12 – a statistical survey flight, and ended with a discussion on using data. Day two began with the second case study on Research Flights 13 and 14 – both of which were process study flights – and ended with a continuation on the discussion from the previous day.

Materials
Meeting Agenda
Day 1 Video
Day 2 Video
ACTIVATE Research Flight 29 Video

Presenter Title Download Recording with Audio Download Slides (PDF) Sorooshian Introduction to ACTIVATE Click Here Click Here Ziemba Langley Aerosol Research Group Experiment (LARGE) Instrumentation Click Here Click Here Moore Langley Aerosol Research Group Experiment (LARGE) Cloud Instrumentation Click Here Click Here Kirchner German Aerospace Center (DLR) Cloud Measurements Click Here Click Here Crosbie Cloud Water Click Here Click Here Diskin Diode Laser Hygrometer (DLH) and Trace Gas Click Here Click Here Thornhill Turbulent Air Motion Measurement System (TAMMS) Click Here Click here Robinson Dropsondes Click Here Click Here Hostetler High Spectral Resolution Lidar (HSRL) - 2 Click Here Click Here Cairns Research Scanning Polarimeter (RSP) Click Here Click Here Corral Explaining Leg Indices Click Here Click Here Delgado Co-Locating Measurements Click Here Click Here Schlosser Intro to Data Visualization Click Here Click Here Wang WRF Process Modeling Click Here Click Here Liu/Zhang MERRA-2 Reanalysis & Trajectory Products Click Here Click Here Tornow GISS Modeling - Understanding Cloud Transitions in Cold Air Outbreaks Click Here Click Here Chellappan Cold Air Outbreaks in ERA5 and MERRA2 Click Here Click Here Painemal NASA Langley Satellite Support Click Here Click Here

ERBS Re-entry to the Earth's Atmosphere on 09 January 2023

Jan 9, 2023
The Earth Radiation Budget Satellite (ERBS) re-entered the Earth's atmosphere on 08 January 2023 at 11:04 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (09 January 2023 at 04:04 UTC) according to the US Space Force Space Track, with a final location off the coast of Alaska near the Aleutian Islands. This ended the ERBS mission of nearly 40 years in orbit around the Earth, though final science data collection ended in 2005.



More information about the re-entry of the ERBS can be found here:

Space News
ERBE Satellite Tracking
NASA Space Science Data Coordinated Archive: ERBS

The Earth Radiation Budget Satellite (ERBS) was designed to be a 2-year mission to gather required radiation budget data, aerosol data, and ozone data to assess climate change and ozone depletion. The two experiments conducted were the Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) and the Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment II (SAGE II). It was delivered to orbit in October 1984 by NASA space shuttle Challenger. ERBE ended data collection in 1995, while SAGE II ended data collection in 2005. These data sets are archived at the NASA Langley Research Center Atmospheric Science Data Center (ASDC) and are available to download.

More information about the ERBE and SAGE II projects and data can be found here:

ASDC ERBE Project
Direct Data Download
OPeNDAP
Earthdata Search

ASDC SAGE-II Project
Direct Data Download
Earthdata Search

TOLNet Release Announcement

Dec 21, 2022
The Atmospheric Science Data Center (ASDC) has released the data for the Tropospheric Ozone Lidar Network (TOLNet). TOLNet has been operating since 2011, and is an interagency collaboration between NASA, NOAA, and the EPA with the design to perform studies of air quality and atmospheric modeling as well as validation and interpretation of satellite observations. TOLNet is comprised of six Differential Absorption Lidars (DIAL), each of which are unique and have a long history of ozone observation prior to joining the network. The lidars have been deployed to support nearly ten campaigns thus fan, including the Deriving Information on Surface conditions from Column and Vertically Resolved Observations Relevant to Air Quality (DISCOVER-AQ) mission, the Korea United States Air Quality Study (KORUS-AQ), the Tracking Aerosol Convection ExpeRiment – Air Quality (TRACER-AQ) campaign, the Front Range Air Pollution and Photochemistry Éxperiment (FRAPPÉ), the Long Island Sound Tropospheric Ozone Study (LISTOS), and the Ozone Water–Land Environmental Transition Study (OWLETS).

Additional information can be found on the TOLNet Landing Page.

Data Access
Earthdata Search
Direct Data Download (DDD)

Last Updated
Aug 11, 2021

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