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ESA Aerosol Climate Change Initiative (Aerosol CCI): Level 3 monthly mean aerosol products (IASI_DLR_IMARS algorithm), Version 5.2

Latest Data Update: 2020-06-09
Status: Ongoing
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Working
Publication Date:
Download Stats: last 12 months
Dataset Size: 250 Files | 1GB


The ESA Climate Change Initiative Aerosol project has produced a number of global aerosol Essential Climate Variable (ECV) products from a set of European satellite instruments with different characteristics.

Citable as:  ESA Aerosols CCI project team (9999): ESA Aerosol Climate Change Initiative (Aerosol CCI): Level 3 monthly mean aerosol products (IASI_DLR_IMARS algorithm), Version 5.2. Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, date of citation.
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: Aerosol, ESA, CCI


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Access rules:
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 were processed by the ESA CCI Aerosol project team and supplied to CEDA in the context of the ESA CCI Open Data Portal Project.

Data Quality:
Data are as given by the data provider, no quality control has been performed by the Centre for Environmental Data Analysis (CEDA)
File Format:
Data are netCDF formatted.

Process overview

  • units: %
  • long_name: Calcite Weight Fraction
  • var_id: D_calcite_fraction
  • units: 1
  • var_id: cloud_fraction
  • long_name: Cloud fraction
  • units: 1
  • long_name: Dust Aerosol Optical Depth at 10000nm
  • var_id: D_AOD10000
  • units: 1
  • long_name: Dust Aerosol Optical Depth at 11000nm
  • var_id: D_AOD11000
  • units: 1
  • var_id: D_AOD550
  • long_name: Dust Aerosol Optical Depth at 550nm
  • long_name: Dust Effective Radius
  • units: micrometer
  • var_id: D_REFF
  • units: K
  • long_name: Dust Layer Effective Temperature
  • var_id: D_temperature
  • units: g/m2
  • long_name: Dust Mass Column
  • var_id: D_mass
  • units: micrometer
  • long_name: Dust Mass Weighted Mean Diameter
  • var_id: D_MWMD
  • units: 1
  • long_name: Dust Probability
  • var_id: D_probability
  • units: 1
  • var_id: D_quality_flag
  • long_name: Dust retrieval quality flag
  • units: %
  • long_name: Feldspar Weight Fraction
  • var_id: D_feldspar_fraction
  • units: %
  • long_name: Illite Weight Fraction
  • var_id: D_illite_fraction
  • units: %
  • long_name: Kaolinite Weight Fraction
  • var_id: D_kaolinite_fraction
  • units: %
  • long_name: Montmorillonite Weight Fraction
  • var_id: D_montmorillonite_fraction
  • units: 1
  • long_name: Number of dust observations
  • var_id: number_of_dust_observations
  • units: %
  • long_name: Quartz Weight Fraction
  • var_id: D_quartz_fraction
  • units: 1
  • var_id: information_content
  • long_name: Retrieval information content
  • units: 1
  • long_name: Total number of observations
  • var_id: total_number_of_observations
  • units: %
  • long_name: Uncertainty of Dust Aerosol Optical Depth at 11000nm
  • var_id: D_AOD11000_uncertainty
  • units: 1
  • long_name: Water fraction
  • var_id: water_fraction

Co-ordinate Variables

  • units: degrees_north
  • standard_name: latitude
  • var_id: latitude
  • long_name: Latitude
  • units: degrees_east
  • standard_name: longitude
  • var_id: longitude
  • long_name: Longitude
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