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GTE Data and Information

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GTE Data and Information

The Global Tropospheric Experiment (GTE) is a major component of the NASA Tropospheric Chemistry Program. GTE consists of a series of airborne field experiments designed to (1) evaluate the capability of instrument techniques to measure, under field conditions, the minute concentrations of key chemical species in the atmosphere and (2) systematically address tropospheric chemistry issues relevant to global change, through airborne sampling expeditions, coupled with modeling and laboratory studies. See GTE map for location and brief description of each mission. See Tables below for detailed list of parameters in each mission archive.

Transport and Chemical Evolution over the Pacific (TRACE-P): Long Range Transport and Chemistry

Products Temporal Coverage
GTE_TRACEP_DC8

02/26/2001 - 04/10/2001

Backward air mass trajectories intersecting the DC-8 flight path

02/26/2001 - 04/11/2001

Cloud Index

02/26/2001 - 04/11/2001

Data merges for the DC-8 data files

Not Available.

GTE_TRACEP_P3B

02/26/2001 - 04/11/2001

Backward air mass trajectories intersecting P-3B flight path

02/26/2001 - 04/11/2001

Data merges for the P-3B data files

02/26/2001 - 04/11/2001

MOPITT

02/26/2001 - 04/11/2001

Satellite Data Products

02/26/2001 - 04/11/2001

Chinese Air Quality

02/01/2001 - 04/30/2001

GTE_TRACEP_GROUND_STATIONS

01/15/2001 - 06/15/2001

GTE_TRACEP_OZONESONDES

01/06/1999 - 12/27/2001

Pacific Exploratory Mission (PEM) - Tropics A & B: Long Range Transport and Chemistry

Products Temporal Coverage
GTE_PEMTA_DC8

08/30/1996 -10/05/1996

GTE_PEMTA_P3B

08/05/1996 - 09/26/1996

GTE_PEMTA_OZONESONDES

01/04/1995 - 12/30/1997

GTE_PEMTB_DC8

03/06/1999 - 04/18/1999

GTE_PEMTB_P3B

03/11/1999 - 04/11/1999

GTE_PEMTB_OZONESONDES

01/02/1998 - 12/23/1999

Pacific Exploratory Mission (PEM) - West A & B: Long Range Transport and Chemistry

Products Temporal Coverage
GTE_PEMWA_DC8

09/16/1991 - 10/22/1991

GTE_PEMWB_DC8

02/07/1994 - 03/14/1994

Transport and Atmospheric Chemistry near the Equator-Atlantic (TRACE A): Long Range Transport and Chemistry

Products Temporal Coverage
GTE_TRACEA_BND

09/09/1992 - 10/01/1992

GTE_TRACEA_DC8

08/18/1992 - 10/26/1992

GTE_TRACEA_SATELLITE

09/01/1992 - 10/31/1992

GTE_TRACEA_ OZONESONDES

03/01/1990 - 10/31/1992

Amazon Boundary Layer Experiment (ABLE)

Products Temporal Coverage
GTE_ABLE_1

06/1984

GTE_ABLE_2A_ELEC

08/1985

GTE_ABLE_2A_GROUND

08/1985

GTE_ABLE_2B

05/1987

GTE_A3A_ELEC_CHEM

07/19/1988 - 08/17/1988

GTE_A3A_ELEC_FLUX

07/18/1988 - 08/10/1988

GTE_A3A_MET_TRAJ

07/07/1988 - 08/17/1988

GTE_A3A_TOWER

07/10/1988 - 08/14/1988

GTE_A3B_ELEC_CHEM

07/06/1990 - 08/15/1990

GTE_A3B_ELEC_FLUX

07/11/1990 - 08/12/1990

GTE_A3B_TOWER

06/11/1990 - 08/18/1990

Chemical Instrumentation Test and Evaluation (CITE)

Products Temporal Coverage
GTE_CITE_1A

07/1983

GTE_CITE_1B

11/1983

GTE_CITE_1C

04/1984

GTE_CITE_2

08/1986

GTE_CITE_3

07/1989

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