About ASDC

The Mission of the Atmospheric Science Data Center (ASDC) is to be a leading provider of atmospheric science data products and services to the science community through agility, innovation, and technical excellence.
The ASDC is in the Science Directorate located at the NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC), in Hampton, Virginia. The Science Directorate's Climate Science Branch, Atmospheric Composition Branch, and Chemistry and Dynamics Branch work with ASDC to study changes in the Earth and its atmosphere. Data products translate those findings into meaningful knowledge that inspires action by scientists, educators, decision makers, and the public. The ASDC supports over 60 projects and provides access to more than 1000 archived collections. These data sets were created from satellite measurements, field experiments, and modeled data products. The ASDC projects focus on the Earth science disciplines Radiation Budget, Clouds, Aerosols, and Tropospheric Composition.

Recent DAAC Updates

DCOTSS 2022 Open Data Workshop

Nov. 21, 2022, 10:31 a.m.

About this event:

The Dynamics and Chemistry of the Summer Stratosphere (DCOTSS) team is hosting a free open data workshop for anyone interested to learn …

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PIA24909: MISR Captures Hurricane Ian

Oct. 14, 2022, 11:59 a.m.

NASA's Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) captured an optical image of Hurricane Ian, as well as measurements of the storm's wind speed, at noon …

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Terra Satellite drift affects on MOPITT

Oct. 12, 2022, 3:25 p.m.

On February 27, 2020, Terra completed all mission maneuvers related to maintaining a 10:30 mean local time (MLT) equator crossing and 705 km orbit altitude. …

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Terra Data and Imagery Outage Starting October 10th 2022

Oct. 12, 2022, 8:22 a.m.


  • There will be a data and imagery outage in GIBS and Worldview starting 10 October 2022 and will last 10+ days for layers created …

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