The United Arab Emirates-Unified Aerosol Experiment (UAE2) 2004 field campaign was scheduled from August 1 - October 31, 2004 and targeted the coastal and desert regions of the United Arab Emirates. The main scientific goal was to evaluate and improve satellite derived aerosol and ocean products commonly used by the scientific community. Over 20 research laboratories participated in the field campaign.
The Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) team defined the UAE region by the lat/lon coordinates 27N, 50E to 21N, 57E which corresponded to MISR Paths 155 - 166 and Blocks 68 - 74. MISR's mission objectives involved satellite calibration and validation of new MISR aerosol and aerosol height algorithms over dark water under mixed aerosol conditions and over bright surfaces with significant dust.