ARCTAS Release Announcement

March 15, 2023, 8:58 a.m.

Project: ARCTAS

The Atmospheric Science Data Center (ASDC) has released data for the Arctic Research of the Composition of the Troposphere from Aircraft & Satellites (ARCTAS) campaign. ARCTAS was a field campaign that explored environmental processes related to a high degree of climate sensitivity in the Arctic. The campaign was part of NASA’s contribution to the International Global Atmospheric Chemistry (IGAC) Polar Study using Aircraft, Remote Sensing, Surface Measurements, and Models of Climate, Chemistry, Aerosols, and Transport (POLARCAT) Experiment for the International Polar Year 2007-2008. ARCTAS consisted of two, three-week aircraft deployments conducted in April and July 2008. Three NASA aircrafts, the DC-8, P-3B, and BE-200, conducted measurements and were equipped with suites of in-situ and remote sensing instrumentation. Airborne data was used in conjunction with satellite observations from AURA, AQUA, CloudSat, PARASOL, CALIPSO, and MISR.

The ASDC houses the ARCTAS aircraft data, along with data relating to MISR and CALIPSO.

Additional information can be found on the ARCTAS Landing Page.

Data Access
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