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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

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 provided unprecedented high-resolution observations of key greenhouse gas

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Radio transmitters revealed where juvenile loggerhead turtles live, in research performed with the aid of the Giovanni system.  (Picture by the University of Central Florida/Brian Boesch.)
Jan 29, 2015 - 226 scientific publications citing the Giovanni system were counted in 2014

Many different Earth science disciplines represented in research using NASA data visualization system

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The NASA GES DISC "Top 10" Highlights of 2014.  See text for explanation of each image.
Jan 23, 2015 - The NASA GES DISC Top 10 Highlights of 2014

Ten notable achievements in an eventful year for NASA Earth science data center in Greenbelt, Maryland

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The AGU Fall Meeting is held annually in San Francisco, CA.  Nearly 24,000 attendees are expected this year.  Hashtag #AGU14 on Twitter.
Dec 11, 2014 - Presentations from the GES DISC at 2014 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting

Precipitation, CO2, CH4, Temperature, Humidity, Land Data, Informatics, Data Preservation, Data Recipes, and Education will be discussed

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Julius Akinyoola provided this time-series of daily MODIS aerosol optical depth over Nigeria in 2012 for his workshop poster.
Dec 01, 2014 - The 2nd Gregory G. Leptoukh Online Giovanni Workshop – Presentation Recordings are Online

Access to all of the live presentation recordings is now available

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