Solar radiation enters the Earth's atmosphere with a portion being scattered by clouds and aerosols.

Processing, archiving and distributing Earth science data
at the NASA Langley Research Center

SAGE I

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SAGE I Data and Information

Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment (SAGE) I gathered data concerning the spatial distribution of stratospheric aerosols, ozone and nitrogen dioxide on a global scale. SAGE I used a Sun Photometer.

Products Temporal Resolution Spatial Resolution Temporal Coverage
SAGE I AERO PRF

Twice per orbit for durations varying from 3 to 10 minutes

Aerosol profiles have a vertical resolution of 1 km, from 0.5 km or cloud top to 40.5 km

02/21/1979 - 11/18/1981

SAGE I AERO PRF NAT (NATIVE)

Twice per orbit for durations varying from 3 to 10 minutes

Aerosol profiles have a vertical resolution of 1 km, from 0.5 km or cloud top to 40.5 km

02/18/1979 - 11/11/1981

SAGE I read software is product dependent. If read software is available, a "read software" tab will appear on the product landing page.

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