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GlobAerosol

Global Aerosol from Earth Observation

Aerosols are a fundamental component of the Earth's atmospheric chemistry and radiative balance. Their importance in atmospheric radiative transfer means that the lack of accurate information on their distribution is a major limitation for weather forecasting. Aerosol distribution is also essential information in the study of the Earth's climate and biogeochemical cycles, for climate change assessment, for the atmospheric correction of satellite remote sensing data, and for issues of public health and transboundary pollution.

GlobAerosol
Global Aerosol from Earth Observation
DUE (Data User Element)
Land
€1,000k
Service Demonstration
Completed
ENVISAT : AATSR
ERS-2 : ATSR-2
ENVISAT : MERIS
MSG : SEVIRI
http://www.globaerosol.info" target="_blank">http://www.globaerosol.info

The GlobAerosol project focused on users' requirements for aerosol information in atmospheric modelling, transboundary pollution and public health.

The project covered the following activities:

  1. Development of a satellite data processing system to generate a standard reference multi-year global aerosol product (GAP) over land and water.
  2. Production of the GAP covering 1995 to 2007 from ATSR-2, AATSR, MERIS and SEVIRI satellite data.
  3. Validation of the GAP using independent ground-based measurements.
  4. Intercomparison of the GAP with other satellite-based aerosol data sets.
  5. Several small studies on the use of the GAP product in combination with chemistry and transport models by ECMWF, U. Edinburgh, U. Leeds, LSCE and TNO.

Validation & Intercomparison Report
GlobAerosol Final Report
GMV S.A.
RAL-CCLRC
Univ. Oxford - AOPP
LOA
MPI-Met
ECMWF
CNRM
EMEP
VMM
LUA-NRW
Min. Env. Greece - Air Quality
ARPA-Lombardia
MET.NO
Óscar Pérez Navarro
GMV
Project Manager
Isaac Newton, 11
P.T.M. Tres Cantos
E-28760 Madrid
Spain
Email: operez@gmv.com
Simon Pinnock
European Space Agency - ESRIN D/EOP-SEP
Via Galileo Galilei
I-00044 Frascati (RM)
ITALY
Tel: +39 06 941 80573
Fax: +39 06 941 80552
Email: simon.pinnock@esa.int