North Atlantic Aerosols and Marine Ecosystems Study

The NASA North Atlantic Aerosols and Marine Ecosystems Study (NAAMES) project was the first NASA Earth Venture – Suborbital mission focused on studying the coupled ocean ecosystem and atmosphere. NAAMES utilizes a combination of ship-based, airborne, autonomous sensor, and remote sensing measurements that directly link ocean ecosystem processes, emissions of ocean-generated aerosols and precursor gases, and subsequent atmospheric evolution and processing. Four deployments coincide with the seasonal cycle of phytoplankton in the North Atlantic Ocean: the Winter Transition (November 5 – December 2, 2015), the Bloom Climax (May 11 – June 5, 2016), the Deceleration Phase (August 30 – September 24, 2017), and the Acceleration Phase (March 20 – April 13, 2018). Ship-based measurements were conducted from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Research Vessel Atlantis in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean, while airborne measurements were conducted on a NASA Wallops Flight Facility C-130 Hercules that was based at St. John's International Airport, Newfoundland, Canada. Data products in the ASDC archive focus on the NAAMES atmospheric aerosol, cloud, and trace gas data from the ship and aircraft, as well as related satellite and model data subsets. While a few ocean-remote sensing data products (e.g., from the high-spectral resolution lidar) are also included in the ASDC archive, most ocean data products reside in a companion archive at SeaBass: https://dx.doi.org/10.5067/Seabass/NAAMES/DATA001

ASDC DOI: 10.5067/SUBORBITAL/NAAMES/DATA001


NAAMES Project Documentation

Disciplines:   Field Campaigns
Collection Disciplines Spatial Temporal
NAAMES_Aerosol_AircraftInSitu_Data_1
NAAMES C-130 Aerosol In Situ , Version 1
Field Campaigns Spatial Coverage:
(30,65), (-80,-30)
Temporal Coverage:
2015-11-12 - 2017-09-20
Temporal Resolution:
Variable
NAAMES_AerosolCloud_AircraftRemoteSensing_Data_1
NAAMES C-130 Aerosol and Cloud Remote Sensing Data, Version 1
Field Campaigns Spatial Coverage:
(30,65), (-80,-30)
Temporal Coverage:
2015-11-04 - 2018-03-24
Temporal Resolution:
Variable
NAAMES_Aerosol_ShipInSitu_Data_1
NAAMES R/V Atlantis Aerosol In Situ Data, Version 1
Field Campaigns Spatial Coverage:
(30,65), (-80,-30)
Temporal Coverage:
2015-11-06 - 2018-04-12
Temporal Resolution:
Variable
NAAMES_Cloud_AircraftInSitu_Data_1
NAAMES C-130 Cloud In Situ Data, Version 1
Field Campaigns Spatial Coverage:
(30,65), (-80,-30)
Temporal Coverage:
2015-11-12 - 2017-09-20
Temporal Resolution:
Variable
NAAMES_MetNav_AircraftInSitu_Data_1
NAAMES C-130 Navigational and Meteorological Data, Version 1
Field Campaigns Spatial Coverage:
(30,65), (-80,-30)
Temporal Coverage:
2015-11-04 - 2018-03-24
Temporal Resolution:
Variable
NAAMES_MetNav_ShipInSitu_Data_1
NAAMES R/V Atlantis Navigational and Meteorological In Situ Data, Version 1
Field Campaigns Spatial Coverage:
(30,65), (-80,-30)
Temporal Coverage:
2015-11-05 - 2018-03-20
Temporal Resolution:
Variable
NAAMES_Met_SondeInSitu_Data_1
NAAMES Sonde Meteorological InSitu Data, Version 1
Field Campaigns Spatial Coverage:
(30,65), (-80,-30)
Temporal Coverage:
2015-11-07 - 2016-06-03
Temporal Resolution:
Variable
NAAMES_Misc_Ship_Data_1
NAAMES R/V Atlantis Miscellaneous Data, Version 1
Field Campaigns Spatial Coverage:
(30,65), (-80,-30)
Temporal Coverage:
2015-01-01 - 2018-09-24
Temporal Resolution:
Variable
NAAMES_Ocean_AircraftRemoteSensing_Data_1
NAAMES C-130 Ocean Remote Sensing Data, Version 1
Field Campaigns Spatial Coverage:
(30,65), (-80,-30)
Temporal Coverage:
2015-11-04 - 2017-09-20
Temporal Resolution:
Variable
NAAMES_TraceGas_AircraftInSitu_Data_1
NAAMES C-130 Trace Gas In Situ Data, Version 1
Field Campaigns Spatial Coverage:
(30,65), (-80,-30)
Temporal Coverage:
2015-11-12 - 2017-09-20
Temporal Resolution:
Variable
NAAMES_TraceGas_ShipInSitu_Data_1
NAAMES R/V Atlantis Trace Gas In Situ Data, Version 1
Field Campaigns Spatial Coverage:
(30,65), (-80,-30)
Temporal Coverage:
2015-11-06 - 2018-03-20
Temporal Resolution:
Variable