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LBA-ECO TG-03 AERONET AEROSOL OPTICAL THICKNESS MEASUREMENTS, BRAZIL: 1993-2005Entry ID: TG03_AERONET_AOT
Abstract: This data set includes aerosol optical thickness measurements from the CIMEL sunphotometer for 22 sites in Brazil during the period from 1993-2005. The AERONET (AErosol RObotic NETwork) program is an inclusive federation of ground-based remote sensing aerosol networks established by AERONET and the PHOtomÃ©trie pour le Traitement OpÃ©rationnel de Normalisation Satellitaire (PHOTONS) and greatly ... expanded by AEROCAN (the Canadian sunphotometer network) and other agency, institute and university partners. The goal is to assess aerosol optical properties and validate satellite retrievals of aerosol optical properties. The network imposes standardization of instruments, calibration, and processing. Data from this collaboration provides globally distributed observations of spectral aerosol optical depths, inversion products, and precipitable water in geographically diverse aerosol regimes. Three levels of data are available from the AERONET website: Level 1.0 (unscreened), Level 1.5 (cloud-screened), and Level 2.0 (cloud-screened and quality-assured). Data provided here are Level 2.0. There are 22 comma-delimited data files with this data set and one companion text file which contains the latitude, longitude, and elevation of the 22 sites.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: ARTAXO, P.ECK, T.F.HOLBEN, B.N.PROCOPIO, S.SCHAFER, J.S.YAMASOE, M.A.
Dataset Title: LBA-ECO TG-03 AERONET AEROSOL OPTICAL THICKNESS MEASUREMENTS, BRAZIL: 1993-2005
Dataset Release Date: 2012
Dataset Release Place: Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A.
Dataset Publisher: Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center
Data Presentation Form: Online Files
Dataset DOI: doi:10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1128Online Resource: http://mercury.ornl.gov/ornldaac/send/query?term2=1128&term2attribu...
Start Date: 1993-01-01Stop Date: 2004-12-31
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2012-09-25
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-10-04