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SAFARI 2000 AERONET Ground-based Aerosol Data, Dry Season 2000

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Data setSAFARI 2000 AERONET Ground-based Aerosol Data, Dry Season 2000
Release date2004-06-28
ProjectSouthern African Regional Science Initiative Project (SAFARI 2000)
Time period1999-01-01 to 2001-12-31

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Downloads3052007-12-072017-03-16567 total files downloaded


AERONET (AErosol RObotic NETwork) is an optical ground-based aerosol monitoring network and data archive system. AERONET measurements of the column-integrated aerosol optical properties in the southern Africa region were made by sun-sky radiometers at several sites in August-September 2000 as a part of the SAFARI 2000 dry season aircraft campaign. AERONET is supported by NASA's Earth Observing System and expanded by federation with many non-NASA institutions. The network hardware consists of identical automatic sun-sky scanning spectral radiometers owned by national agencies and universities. Data from this collaboration provides globally-distributed near-real-time observations of aerosol spectral optical depths, aerosol size distributions, and precipitable water in diverse aerosol regimes.

Data set documentation


Holben, B.N., and T.F. Eck. 2000. SAFARI 2000 AERONET Ground-based Aerosol Data, Dry Season 2000. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA.

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Data File (Granule)File SizeDates 508.6KB 1999-01-01 - 2001-12-31 1.6MB 1999-01-01 - 2001-12-31 488.8KB 1999-01-01 - 2001-12-31

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