SCOAPE Data Release Announcement

July 21, 2022, 11:47 a.m.

Project: SCOAPE

The Atmospheric Science Data Center (ASDC) has released data for the Satellite Coastal and Oceanic Atmospheric Pollution Experiment (SCOAPE). In 2017, NASA and the US Department of Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) partnered to assess the feasibility of using satellite data to monitor air quality over the US coast and Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). An initial area of study is the OCS of the Gulf of Mexico to ensure compliance with the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) so that offshore oil and natural gas (ONG) operations do not significantly affect the air quality of any state.

The field deployment for SCOAPE took place in May 2019 with a primary focus on NO2 and ozone measurements. An oceanographic cruise was conducted from 10-18 May 2019 with the University of Southern Mississippi’s Research Vessel (R/V) Point Sur out of the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) in Cocodrie, LA. Instruments onboard the ship include a Pandora spectrometer, ceilometer, and sun photometer to take measurements of trace gases and aerosols. Ozonesondes and radiosondes were also regularly launched, and ground-based measurements at LUMCON such as Pandora, ceilometer, and NO2 sonde measurements helped to support the campaign.

Additional information on SCOAPE can be found on the ASDC SCOAPE landing page.

Data Access:
Earthdata Search
Direct Data Download (DDD)

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