About ASDC

The Mission of the Atmospheric Science Data Center (ASDC) is to be a leading provider of atmospheric science data products and services to the science community through agility, innovation, and technical excellence.
The ASDC is in the Science Directorate located at the NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC), 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. The ASDC supports over 60 projects and provides access to more than 1000 archived collections. These data sets were created from satellite measurements, field experiments, and modeled data products. The ASDC projects focus on the Earth science disciplines Radiation Budget, Clouds, Aerosols, and Tropospheric Composition.

Recent DAAC Updates

STRAT Release Announcement

Dec. 5, 2023, 11:32 a.m.

The Atmospheric Science Data Center (ASDC) has released the data for the Stratospheric Tracers of Atmospheric Transport (STRAT) campaign. STRAT was conducted by NASA from …

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SOOT on NASA Earthdata

Nov. 30, 2023, 11:50 a.m.

This month’s NASA Earthdata “Data Tool in Focus” article highlights the ASDC Sub-Orbital Order Tool (SOOT).

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MOPITT Hot Calibration Schedule Announcement

Nov. 8, 2023, 3:31 p.m.

MOPITT is planning its quasi-annual hot calibration this year to occur from November 27 through December 8, 2023. During this period the instrument will be …

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MISR L1 and L2 Product Generation Resumes with New Data Product Format

Nov. 6, 2023, 1:53 p.m.

The change in Terra orbit altitude in October 2022 required a major update to the generation of MISR L1 and L2 products because the spacecraft …

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