Aerosol optical thickness data of the Arctic Alaska station V1.0 (2016-2019)

The aerosol optical thickness data of the Arctic Alaska station is based on the observation data products of the atmospheric radiation observation plan of the U.S. Department of energy at the Arctic Alaska station. The data coverage time is updated from 2016 to 2019, with the time resolution of hour by hour. The coverage site is the northern Alaska station, with the longitude and latitude coordinates of (71 ° 19 ′ 22.8 ″ n, 156 ° 36 ′ 32.4 ″ w). The source of the observed data is retrieved from the radiation data observed by mfrsr instrument. The characteristic variable is aerosol optical thickness, and the error range of the observed inversion is about 15%. The data format is NC format.

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File name: data is stored in grid NC format and named according to data acquisition date, such as nsacsphotatotc 1.a1.20170406.230002.cdf.
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Zhao Chuanfeng. Aerosol optical thickness data of the Arctic Alaska station V1.0 (2016-2019). National Tibetan Plateau Data Center, 2019. (Download the reference: RIS | Bibtex )

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Geographic coverage
Spatial coverage

East: -156.51

South: 71.32

West: -156.51

North: 71.32

  • Temporal resolution: Hourly
  • Spatial resolution: m
  • File size: 300 MB
  • Browse count: 402 Times
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  • Share mode: online
  • Temporal coverage: 2016-01-01 To 2019-01-31
  • Updated time: 2019-10-18
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: Zhao Chuanfeng  

Distributor: National Tibetan Plateau Data Center


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