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Atmospheric Chemistry and Dynamics Laboratory (Code 614)

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Data Services

The Atmospheric Chemistry and Dynamics Laboratory makes available some kinds of data related to our research. Please note that these services are offered as a courtesy to fellow researchers; we are not equipped to become a general supplier of large quantities of data to the general public. There are other organizations to serve that role (NASA Goddard's own GSFC DISC, for example).

Therefore, feel free to browse and retrieve small samples of data. If you wish to transfer large quantities of data, please be considerate of our machine and network resources, and schedule your transfer between 8:00 PM and 5:00 AM Eastern Standard Time.

Some of the links below point outside this web site, and some point to sites not administered by our Laboratory. These links are here because they are likely to be useful to our colleagues, and because they all have to do with activities with which our Laboratory is closely affiliated. Not all of the pages linked to by this site are polished or visually pleasing. But that is not their point; with limited resources, their authors decided to give working science communications a higher priority than fashionable web design.

Available data:

Total Ozone and Air Quality Data ("Ozone-AQ")
This is the Laboratory-maintained site for getting total column ozone measurements, both current and historical.
Aura Data Validation Center
This is the place to go for data from the Aura satellite and its associated earth-based validation data. Some of the data are available to the public, but most are under a restricted distribution protocol for a limited period of time. Those data require registration and signing a user agreement first before access is granted.
Ozone Hole Watch
This site has imagery and animations of total column ozone going back decades.
Global Sulfur Dioxide Monitoring
This site provides images of satellite-measured (from OMI) of SO2.
Merged Ozone Data (MOD) Profile/Total Ozone
Monthly mean total ozone data that have been merged together from six satellite instruments
Meteorological Plots
These are various plots of meteorological interest, most of which deal with the stratosphere. (Sorry, but there are no weather charts here.)
Southern Hemisphere ADditional OZonesondes (SHADOZ)
Weekly balloon-borne ozonesonde data (ozone, pressure, temperature and RH parameters) from eleven tropical and sub-tropical stations since 1998.
The Present Atmosphere
Arctic Meteorological Plots
Plots of recent and near-fureture meteorological fields in the Arctic, using forecast and analysis products from the Goddard Modeling and Assimilation Office (GMAO).
Antarctic Meteorological Plots
Plots of recent and near-future meteorological fields in the Antarctic, using forecast and analysis products from the Goddard Modeling and Assimilation Office (GMAO).
Stratospheric Seasonal Evolution Plots
Plots of recent and near-future meteorological fields (mostly) in the stratospshere, using forecast and analysis products from the Goddard Modeling and Assimilation Office (GMAO).
The Goddard Automailer
Forms-based access to our e-mail autoresponder, which you can use to get plots and certain model runs.
Trajectory Analyses for the AERONET program
Kinetic trajectory analyses using the Schoeberl trajectory model applied by Anne Thompson's tropospheric group to DAO gridded fields in support of the AERONET (AErosol RObotic NETwork) program
Tropospheric ozone obtained from the "cloud-slicing" technique
Lidar group instruments and data resources
OMI Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2)

For colleagues with whom we are in collaboration, we have other data services available.

Data Inventory

We are beginning to maintain lists of some of our data, to aid users in finding what they want.


df: A Proposed Data Format Standard (NASA Tech Memo 4467)
This document describes the "df" format in which many of our data sets are written. Or you can get the whole Guide as a PostScript file. We also have a search page for this document.


Account Application
This outlines the procedure for applying for login access to our system.

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