GloSSAC Level 3
Entry Title: Global Space-based Stratospheric Aerosol Climatology Version 1.1

Entry ID: GloSSAC_1.1
Aerosols
Description

The Global Space-based Stratospheric Aerosol Climatology, or GloSSAC, is a 38-year climatology of stratospheric aerosol properties focused on extinction coefficient measurements by the Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment (SAGE) series of instruments through mid-2005 and on the Optical Spectrograph and InfraRed Imager System (OSIRIS) and the Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation (CALIPSO) data thereafter. Data from other space instruments and from ground-based, air and balloon borne instruments to fill in key gaps in the data set. The end result is a global and gap-free data set focused on aerosol extinction coefficient at 525 and 1020 nm and other parameters on an ‘as available’ basis.

DOI

10.5067/GLOSSAC-L3-V1.1

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Keywords

From GCMD Science Keywords:
  • AEROSOL OPTICAL DEPTH/THICKNESS
  • AEROSOL BACKSCATTER
  • PARTICULATE MATTER
  • DUST/ASH/SMOKE
  • AEROSOL EXTINCTION
  • SULFATE PARTICLES
  • AEROSOL PARTICLE PROPERTIES
  • Aerosol Backscatter
  • Aerosol Extinction
  • Aerosol Optical Depth
  • Aerosol Optical Thickness
  • Aerosol Particle Properties
  • Ash
  • Dust
  • Particulate Matter
  • Smoke
  • Sulfate Particles
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Spatial Information

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Spatial Coverage: (80, 80), (-180, 180)
Spatial Coverage Type: Horizontal
Horizontal Resolution Range: 500 km - < 1000 km or approximately 5 degrees - < 10 degrees
Vertical Resolution Range: 100 meters - < 1 km
Coordinate System: Cartesian
Granule Spatial Representation: Cartesian
Locations

GLOBAL
Temporal Information

Temporal Coverage: 1979-01-01 - 2016-12-31
Platforms

Earth Observation Satellites
ERBS
Earth Radiation Budget Satellite
SAGE II
Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment II
UARS
Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite
CLAES
Cryogenic Limb Array Etalon Spectrometer
HALOE
Halogen Occultation Experiment
CALIPSO
Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations
CALIOP
Cloud-Aerosol Lidar with Orthogonal Polarization
Metadata Dates

Created on 2018-06-28
Last updated on 2020-04-13