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

Tropospheric Composition

Tropospheric Composition


Measurements of chemical constituents in the atmosphere including the major (non-H2O) greenhouse gases (CO2, CH4, CFC, N2O).


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Smoke/Sulfates, Clouds and Radiation - Brazil (SCAR-B) data include physical and chemical components of the Earth's surface, the atmosphere and the radiation field collected in Brazil with an emphasis in biomass burning.
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Brazil 06/01/1995 - 10/31/1995


The Prabhakara Scanning Multichannel Microwave Radiometer (SMMR) atmospheric liquid water and integrated atmospheric water vapor files were generated by Dr. Cuddapah Prabhakara at the Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) using...Read more

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The overall goal of the Tropospheric Aerosol Radiative Forcing Observational EXperiment (TARFOX) is to reduce uncertainties in the effects of aerosols on climate by determining the direct...Read more

Western Atlantic Ocean 07/10/1996 - 07/31/1996


The Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer (TES) launched into sun-synchronous orbit aboard Aura, the third of NASA's Earth Observing System (EOS) spacecraft, on July 15, 2004. The primary objective of TES is to make global, three-dimensional...Read more

Global 08/22/2004 - Present


Tropospheric Ozone Lidar Network (TOLNet), currently comprising six lidars (4 mobile systems and 2 fixed base systems), is an interagency initiative started by NASA, NOAA, and EPA in 2011. The TOLNet lidar sites make ozone and aerosol high-resolution spatio-temporal measurements through a...Read more

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