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APPRAISE ADIENT: Along Track Scanning Radiometer, Version 2 (ATSR 2) Monthly Data

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Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2011-03-18
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The objective of the ADIENT (Appraising the Direct Impacts of aErosol oN climaTe) project was quantifying the direct effect of aerosols on the Earth's radiation budget, via scattering and/or absorption of radiation.

This monthly data is a subset of the GlobAEROSOL climatology from the Along Track Scanning Radiometer (ATSR) instrument on-board ERS-2, data. It spans the period 1 July 1995 to 10 July 2009.

The dataset contains measurements of the following parameters over the globe:

Aerosol optical thickness due to aerosol
Angstrom Coefficient average,
Aerosol speciation (from a selection of 5 pre-defined types:maritime, continental, desert, urban/polluted and biomass burning).

Citable as:  Natural Environment Research Council; Thomas, G. (2011): APPRAISE ADIENT: Along Track Scanning Radiometer, Version 2 (ATSR 2) Monthly Data. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation.
Abbreviation: appraise-adient-atsr2


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Public data: access to these data is available to both registered and non-registered users.
Use of these data is covered by the following licence: When using these data you must cite them correctly using the citation given on the CEDA Data Catalogue record.
Data lineage:

Data for the period 2005 to 2010, provided as is by the APPRAISE campaign participants for archiving at the BADC.

Data Quality:
Research data
File Format:
Data are netCDF formatted

Related Documents

 ATSR website

Process overview

This dataset was generated by a combination of instruments deployed on platforms and computations as detailed below.

Mobile platform operations

Mobile Platform Operation 1 Mobile Platform Operation for: European Remote Sensing satellite 2 (ERS-2)

Computation Element: 1

Title Deployed on European Remote Sensing satellite 2 (ERS-2)
Abstract This computation involved: deployed on European Remote Sensing satellite 2 (ERS-2).
Input Description None
Output Description None
Software Reference None
Output Description None

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