GloSSAC Level 3
Entry Title: Global Space-based Stratospheric Aerosol Climatology Version 2.21

Entry ID: GloSSAC_2.21
Aerosols
Description

The Global Space-based Stratospheric Aerosol Climatology, or GloSSAC, is a 44-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 later from mid-2017 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-V2.21

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Keywords

From GCMD Science Keywords:
  • AEROSOLS
  • DUST/ASH/SMOKE
  • PARTICULATE MATTER
  • SULFATE PARTICLES
  • AEROSOL PARTICLE PROPERTIES
  • AEROSOL OPTICAL DEPTH/THICKNESS
  • AEROSOL EXTINCTION
  • AEROSOL BACKSCATTER
Data Distribution

File Format(s):

NetCDF-3

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Spatial Information

spatial-coverage-map
Spatial Coverage: (S: -80, N: 80), (W: -180, E: 180)
Spatial Coverage Type: Horizontal
Coordinate System: Cartesian
Granule Spatial Representation: Cartesian
Locations

GEOGRAPHIC REGION GLOBAL
Temporal Information

Temporal Coverage: 1979-01-01 - 2022-12-31
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
CALIPSO
Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations
CALIOP
Cloud-Aerosol Lidar with Orthogonal Polarization
Space Stations/Manned Spacecraft
ISS
International Space Station
SAGE III
Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment III
Metadata Dates

Created on 2023-02-27
Last updated on 2023-06-08