Accession Number : ADA256703


Title :   Aerosol and Light Extinction Databases for North America and Europe


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 18 Dec 1986-14 Mar 1991


Corporate Author : WASHINGTON UNIV ST LOUIS MO CENTER FOR AIR POLLUTION IMPACT AND TREND ANALYSIS


Personal Author(s) : Husar, Rudolf B ; Schichtel, Bret A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a256703.pdf


Report Date : 10 Jun 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 65


Abstract : This study describes the databases assembled for the project Climate and Properties of Atmospheric Aerosols. This database description (metadata) is provided to aid the data usage by other researchers. Applications of the database include atmospheric transmission models (e.g. LOWTRAN), global change studies, air pollution studies, and general contribution to atmospheric sciences. The four major aerosol databases include: (1) Extinction coefficients for Europe (1977-1986) for 1,200 synoptic stations; (2) Extinction coefficient for North America (1948-1983) for 350 stations; (3) Aerosol mass and chemical composition data for 37 U.S. background stations; (4) Aerosol mass and chemical composition for the northeastern U.S. These primary databases are augmented by array of derived (filtered, aggregated, reconciled) databases. The data are provided both in portable ASCII form, as well as in efficient binary form. The binary data are suitable for browsing by the Voyager data browser which is supplied with the data set.


Descriptors :   *DATA BASES , EUROPE , AIR POLLUTION , MODELS , NETWORKS , METEOROLOGICAL DATA , CHEMICAL COMPOSITION , CLIMATE , CLIMATOLOGY , HAZE , NORTH AMERICA , UNMANNED SPACECRAFT


Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Information Science
      Physical Chemistry
      Air Pollution and Control


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE