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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 Aura spacecraft is one of NASA's three Earth Observation System satellites. Terra (launched in 1998) and Aqua (launched in 2002) are the other two EOS satellites.
Sep 17, 2014 - 2014 Aura Science Team Meeting Celebrates 10 Years in Orbit

NASA GES DISC archives and distributes data from 3 of the 4 Aura instruments

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Monitoring atmospheric mercury levels at remote Amsterdam Island was the subject of one of the most interesting papers using Giovanni from the first half of 2014.
Aug 27, 2014 - The July-August 2014 issue of the Giovanni News is online

Newsletter describes the 7 "most interesting" papers from the first half of 2014

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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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