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MODIS-Aqua Aerosol Optical Depth, averaged over the period March 2004 – June 2004, for the eastern tropical Atlantic Ocean.  The smoothed data display option is shown.
Oct 22, 2014 - The September 2014 issue of The Giovanni News is online

Noteworthy July & August publications, Giovanni Workshop Agenda, and plotting options in this issue

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The 2nd Gregory G. Leptoukh Online Giovanni Workshop will be held November 10 and November 12-14, 2014.
Oct 10, 2014 - The 2nd Gregory G. Leptoukh Online Giovanni Workshop – Registration Now Open

Live presentations and posters highlight research which used the NASA Giovanni system

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Comparison of satellite sensor AOD to GSFC AERONET station AOD, June 2006 – December 2010. See article text for full explanation of this visualization.  Click the picture to view full-size.
Oct 10, 2014 - MAPSS Statistical Explorer: Interactive exploration of uncertainty in spaceborne aerosol retrievals

Provides a compilation of statistical results for atmospheric aerosol observations in a Web interface

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Image acquired by MODIS-Terra on April 23, 2014, as a massive dust storm covered much of China.
May 14, 2014 - April dust storm surges through China from the Taklimakan Desert

2014 dust outbreak moves from the Tibetan Plateau to the Pacific coast

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CarbonTracker (carbontracker.noaa.gov) xCO2 column average over the entire atmospheric column for the year 2010.
Feb 06, 2014 - Satellite observations of carbon dioxide: Why are they important; and what CO2 data from different NASA missions tell us

NASA GES DISC provides access to current satellite archive of atmospheric CO2 data while awaiting launch of OCO-2

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March-May 2013 anomaly of the 2-meter above ground temperature from the NLDAS-2 Primary Forcing data set.
Jul 11, 2013 - When is spring coming? NLDAS data look at a chilly season

North American Land Data Assimilation System data provide weather and climate insights

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September 2014 global surface temperature differences from the 2003-2014 average September temperature, as measured by NASA’s Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) on the Aqua satellite.
Nov 14, 2014 - September 2014 was the warmest-ever September
Comparison to AIRS average September temperatures shows warmer and colder regions
 
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