Global - Dust Storms Data Aqua/Terra Modis - EARTHDATA NASA

Global Coverage. Resolution 10km & 3Km

Dust storms can have an impact on human health, weather patterns as well as cause disruption through flight delays and the closure of highways. Data from Land, Atmosphere Near real-time Capability for EOS (LANCE) are used to monitor and predict dust storms. This information is used by agencies within the Department of Defense to improve resource allocation in remote areas and help promote aircraft safety.

Potentially useful data sets: Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) Aerosol, Corrected Reflectance and Land Surface Reflectance, Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) Dust Score and Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) Aerosol Optical Depth, Absorbing Aerosol Optical Depth and Aerosol Index.

The MODIS Level 2 Near Real Time (NRT) aerosol product, MYD04_L2, provides retrieved ambient aerosol optical properties e.g., optical thickness and size distribution mass concentration lookup table derived reflected and transmitted fluxes as well as quality assurance and other ancillary parameters, globally over ocean and near globally over land at a spatial resolution of 10 km at nadir.

The MODIS Near Real Time (NRT) Level 2 aerosol product MYD04_3K provides retrieved ambient aerosol optical properties e.g. optical thickness and size distribution mass concentration lookup table derived reflected and transmitted fluxes as well as quality assurance and other ancillary parameters globally over ocean and near globally over land at a spatial resolution of 3 km at nadir.

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The LANCE system is operated by the NASA Earth Science Data and Information System (ESDIS) Project. The information presented through LANCE, Rapid Response, Global Imagery Browse Services (GIBS), Worldview, and FIRMS are provided “as is” and users bear all responsibility and liability for their use of data, and for any loss of business or profits, or for any indirect, incidental or consequential damages arising out of any use of, or inability to use, the data, even if NASA or ESDIS were previously advised of the possibility of such damages, or for any other claim by you or any other person. ESDIS makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, including implied warranties of fitness for a particular purpose or merchantability, or with respect to the accuracy of or the absence or the presence or defects or errors in data, databases of other information. The designations employed in the data do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of ESDIS concerning the legal or development status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.

We acknowledge the use of data products or imagery from the Land, Atmosphere Near real-time Capability for EOS (LANCE) system operated by the NASA/GSFC/Earth Science Data and Information System (ESDIS) with funding provided by NASA/HQ.

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Source https://earthdata.nasa.gov/
Author EARTHDATA NASA
Last Updated May 3, 2018, 14:07 (Etc/UTC)
Created May 3, 2018, 14:01 (Etc/UTC)
Origin Places Europe, Americas, Africa, Asia, Oceania
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