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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

The 2nd Gregory G. Leptoukh Online Giovanni Workshop will be held November 10 and November 12-14, 2014.
Aug 14, 2014 - Call for Presentations: 2nd Gregory G. Leptoukh Online Giovanni Workshop

Share and disseminate how the NASA Giovanni data system is being used for scientific research

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MODIS-Terra images of seasonal flooding in Malawi. Left: 12/26/2006. Right: 1/11/2007. The Shire River, subject of a 2014 paper that used Giovanni, flows from Lake Malawi into the Zambezi River through wetlands, including the “Elephant Marsh".
Jul 28, 2014 - Giovanni publications for the first half of 2014

103 publications tallied in peer-reviewed journals or scientific books

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Comparison of the prior version of the OMI formaldehyde data (left), the new version (middle), and the new version with the reference sector correction (right), for the June-July-August 2012 time period.
Jul 15, 2014 - New version of OMI formaldehyde data product released

Formaldehyde (HCHO) in the atmosphere stems from pollution sources and biomass burning

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The highlighted area of the Sierra Nevada Mountains was used to generate a time-series of snow mass, vital to the water interests in California.
May 30, 2014 - The May 2014 issue of The Giovanni News is online

Lightning and NO2 in Africa, rain and floods in Florida, drought and snow in California

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Preview of seasonal time-series analysis: autumn precipitation, southeastern United States, TRMM 0.25 degree rain rate, 1999-2012.
Mar 12, 2014 - February 2014 issue of The Giovanni News is online

Issue has articles on pollution and rain in Europe, publications using Giovanni, Giovanni-4 time-series

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