Global Satellite-based Stratospheric Aerosol Climatology

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.

Collection Disciplines Spatial Temporal
Global Space-based Stratospheric Aerosol Climatology
Aerosols Spatial Coverage:
(80, 80), (-180, 180)
Horizontal Resolution Range:
500 km - < 1000 km or approximately 5 degrees - < 10 degrees
Vertical Resolution Range:
100 meters - < 1 km
Temporal Coverage:
1979-01-01 - 2016-12-31
Temporal Resolution Range:
Monthly Climatology