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 II

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SAGE II Data and Information

The goals of the Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment (SAGE) II are to determine the spatial distributions of stratospheric aerosols, ozone, nitrogen dioxide, water vapor and cloud occurrence by mapping vertical profiles and calculating monthly averages of each. The SAGE II sensor (a Sun Photometer) was launched into a 57-degree inclination orbit aboard the Earth Radiation Budget Satellite (ERBS) in October 1984. The SAGE II data archived at the Langley Data Center contains Aerosols, NO2, O3, and water vapor profiles.

Products Temporal Resolution Temporal Coverage
SAGE II V6.20

Sunrise/Sunset Event

  • 10/24/1984 - 08/31/2005
  • No data available for 08-10/2000
SAGE II V7

Sunrise/Sunset Event

  • 10/24/1984 - 08/31/2005
  • No data available for 08-10/2000

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