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Deep Blue Aerosol Project Website Now Live

Deep Blue Aerosol Project Website Now Live

The Deep Blue aerosol project now has its own website: deepblue.gsfc.nasa.gov.

Deep Blue is the name of an algorithm that uses measurements made by Earth-orbiting instruments to determine the amount and properties of aerosols in the atmosphere. In this context, the term aerosols describes particles suspended in the atmosphere, including—but not limited to—desert dust, smoke, volcanic ash, industrial smog, and sea spray. Improving our understanding of aerosols is important for reasons related to Earth's climate, human health, ecology, and more.

The site is intended to act as a single resource for the various current and forthcoming Deep Blue satellite aerosol data products, based on retrievals from the Sea-viewing Wide Field-of-View Sensor (SeaWiFS), Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), and Visible-Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite (VIIRS). The site includes information on and links related to the data products, such as file formats, publications, and data access locations, and some background information on aerosols and aerosol remote sensing for the non-specialist.

There is also an RSS feed, to which you can subscribe for information relating to the project, such as new publications or data version updates. Please direct questions to Andrew Sayer of the Deep Blue Project at andrew.sayer@nasa.gov.