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 Welcome to the EOS Aura Data Support Web Site at the NASA Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC). Aura is the EOS chemistry mission which aims to answer three important questions: is the ozone layer recovering, is air quality getting worse, and is the Earth's climate changing? Aura will continue the long term series of atmospheric chemistry measurements made by earlier missions. The Aura spacecraft operates in a 705 km sun-synchronous polar orbit, with an ascending equ ator crossing at 1:45 PM. The satellite carries four state-of-the-art instruments:


 

(Chart showing parameters measured by Aura.)

 

Data Access:
To order any of the OMI, MLS or HIRDLS data, please click on the "Data Access" link on menu bar.

 

Parameters Measured by Aura:

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Related Data:

Related atmospheric chemistry and dynamics data sets are available from the GES DISC, including UARS, TOMS, GOME, BUV/ SBUV/ SSBUV, LIMS, TOVS, and AIRS. Solar irradiance data from SORCE and UARS are also available.


Latest News

Averaged CO2 concentrations from OCO-2 for the period November 21-December 29, 2014.
Mar 30, 2015 - CO2 data from the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) satellite now publicly available at NASA GES DISC

OCO-2 provides unprecedented high resolution view of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide

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Labeled MODIS image of the "Christmas Storm" of 2013.  Dr. Mark Jury used Giovanni in his analysis of this storm, which caused flooding on several islands.
Mar 23, 2015 - The March 2015 issue of The Giovanni News is online

Issue features six interesting journal papers from the latter half of 2014

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MODIS-Aqua nighttime temperatures in Europe, June 2008, mapped with Giovanni-4.  The data is from the Land Processes DAAC, a Federated Giovanni partner.
Feb 24, 2015 - The January-February 2015 issue of The Giovanni News is online

Issue has articles on Federated Giovanni, 2014 publication count, OMI data, and "Top 10" cake

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Version 4.2 Microwave Limb Sounder data will improve analyses of atmospheric chemistry, such as these observations of Arctic ozone depletion in mid-March 2011.
Feb 23, 2015 - Aura-MLS science team announces release of Version 4.2 data

Microwave Limb Sounder data are archived at the NASA GES DISC

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Preliminary CO2 global concentrations (volume mixing ratios, in parts per million) from OCO-2 for October 1 – November 11, 2014. OCO-2 leads the “A-Train” satellite constellation.
Jan 30, 2015 - NASA GES DISC Prepares for Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Data from OCO-2

Satellite will provide unprecedented high-resolution observations of key greenhouse gas

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