Catalogue of available data

The intense interest in aerosol influences on climate change has spurred a large number of campaigns over the past several years directed to one or another aspect of aerosol-climate interactions. Table 1 is a partial list of these campaigns, together with literature references and URLs to data sources and repositories.

Monitoring of shortwave atmospheric radiation and/or aerosol optical depth, in many instances coupled with local aerosol measurements, is pertinent to evaluation of aerosol influences on radiation. Table 1 is a partial list of these measurements, together with literature references and URLs to data sources and repositories.

TABLE A1: AEROSOL FIELD CAMPAIGNS (1995-2005)

Campaign/ location

Parameters

Reference/data archive

Time

SCAR-B (Amazonia)

AOD, SSA, aerosol and cloud microphysics

Dubovik et al

. [1998]; Kaufman et al. [1998b]; Reid et al. [1998] http://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/

1995

ACE-1 and 2 (Southern Ocean south of Tasmania)

Aerosol physical, chemical and optical properties, surface and vertical profiles, AOD

Bates et al.

[1998]; http://www.ofps.ucar/. edu/projects.html

1995

TARFOX (Eastern USA, Atlantic)

Aerosol physical, chemical and optical properties, surface and vertical profiles, AOD

Russell et al

. [1999]

http://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/

1996

PEM Tropics A

http://www-gte.larc.nasa.gov/gte_miss.htm

1996

ACE-2

(Eastern North Atlantic)

Aerosol physical, chemical and optical properties, surface and vertical profiles, AOD, radiative fluxes

Raes et al.

[2000], ultra.ei.jrc.it:8181

1997

PEM Tropics B

http://www-gte.larc.nasa.gov/gte_miss.htm

1999

AEROSOLS99 (Atlantic)

Aerosol physical, chemical and optical properties at surface, AOD, lidar

Bates et al.

[2001];

Voss et al.[2001]

http://saga.pmel.noaa.gov/data/

1999

INDOEX (South Asia, Indian Ocean)

Aerosol and cloud microphysics, aerosol chemistry, AOD, radiative fluxes

http://www-indoex.ucsd.edu/

1999

SAFARI 2000 (Southern Africa)

Aerosol physical, chemical and optical properties, surface and vertical profiles, AOD, radiative fluxes

http://www.safari2000.org/

http://safari.gecp.virginia.edu/

2000

PRIDE/PELTI 2000 (Caribbean)

http://modis-atmos.gsfc.nasa.gov/PRIDE/index.html

http://geo.arc.nasa.gov/sgg/PRIDE/

2000

TRACE-P

http://www-gte.larc.nasa.gov/gte_miss.htm

2001

ACE-Asia (East Asia, Western Pacific)

Aerosol physical, chemical and optical properties, surface and vertical profiles, lidars, AOD

http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/

http://www.ofps.ucar.edu/projects.html

2001

MINOS (Mediterranean Sea)

AOD, aerosol chemistry and microphysics, solar fluxes

http://www.mpch-mainz.mpg.de/~reus/

2001

CLAMS (Chesapeake Bay)

Aerosol and cloud microphysics, aerosol chemistry, AOD, radiative fluxes

http://snowdog.larc.nasa.gov/ clams/index.html

http://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/ HPDOCS/proj_sup.html

2001

ITCT 2002 (west coast of US)

Aerosol and cloud microphysics, aerosol chemistry, AOD, radiative fluxes

http://www.al.noaa.gov/ WWWHD/pubdocs/ITCT/

2002

INTEX, ITCT 2004 (both coasts of US)

Aerosol and cloud microphysics, aerosol chemistry, AOD, radiative fluxes

http://geo.arc.nasa.gov/sgg/ singh/white_paper.pdf

2004

West Africa Monsoon Experiment

2005

 

TABLE A2 SYSTEMATIC AEROSOL/RADIATION MEASUREMENTS

Program/ location

Parameters

Reference/data archive

Time

Cape Grim (Tasmania)

Aerosol physical, chemical and optical properties

http://www.bom.gov.au

/inside/cgbaps/index.shtml

1976-present

GAW (22 sites)

http://www.ei.jrc.it/wdca/

http://www.wmo.ch/

1989-present

BSRN (19 sites)

http://bsrn.ethz.ch/

1992-present

ARM SGP

(Oklahoma)

Radiative fluxes, aerosol surface chemistry/optics and vertical profiles

Mather et al

. [1998]; http://www.arm.gov/

http://www/.cmdl.noaa.gov /aero/net/index.html

1992-present

AERONET (~100 sites worldwide)

Spectral AOD, Spectral SSA, Angstrom exponent

Holben et al

. [1999; 2001];

Dubovik et al.[2001];

http://aeronet/.gsfc.nasa.gov

1993 present

NOAA baseline and regional stations (Barrow, Mauna Loa, Bondville)

Aerosol optical and chemical properties

http://www.cmdl.noaa.gov/ /aero/net/index.html

1994-present

ARM Barrow

Radiative fluxes

Co-located with NOAA baseline station

Mather et al

. [1998]; http://www.arm.gov/

1996-present

ARM TWP (West Pacific)

Radiative fluxes

Mather et al

. [1998]; http://www.arm.gov/

1997 present

MPL net (6 sites)

Lidar profiles

http://virl.gsfc.nasa.gov/mpl-net/

1998-present

KCO (Arabian Sea)

Spectral AOD, solar fluxes

Satheesh et al. [1999]

1998 2000

SOAR (8 ships)

Radiative fluxes and AOD

http://www.gim.bnl.gov/soar/index.html

1998-present

CARPOS (Southern California)

AOD, solar fluxes, aerosol vertical profile

http://www/-c4.ucsd.edu/

2000 present

Kosan (East China Sea)

Aerosol physical, chemical and optical properties

http://my/.dreamwiz.com/kosae/

http://www/.cmdl.noaa.gov /aero/net/index.html

2001-present

COSAM database

Chemical data used for CTM evaluation

http://www.ei.jrc.it/wdca/

Barrie et al., Tellus, 53, 615-645, 2001