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View Resource British Atmospheric Data Centre (BADC)

The British Atmospheric Data Centre (BADC) is designed to "assist UK atmospheric researchers to locate, access and interpret atmospheric data." With this aim in mind, the BADC provides one of the only permanent archives for data sets from Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)-funded projects. Also, the Centre serves as a single repository for third party data sets of value to the atmospheric...

http://badc.nerc.ac.uk/home/index.html
View Resource The Langley Atmospheric Sciences Data Center

This collection of radiation budget, cloud, aerosol, and tropospheric data from the Langley Research Center of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) contains recent and archival data sets. The data are free, but users must register and log in for access. Downloads from the NASA Water Vapor Project, the Clouds and Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) Pathfinder, and the Airborne...

https://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/
View Resource Atmospheric Variables Plotting Page

The Atmospheric Variables Plotting Page is part of the larger Climate Diagnostics Center Web site (last mentioned in the December 6, 2000 Scout Report for Science & Engineering ), which allows users to freely plot available data online. Inputs include date (going back to 1980); variable, such as geopotential height, eddy height, relative humidity, vector winds, and air temperature among others;...

https://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/data/histdata/
View Resource Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center

Part of the Earth Observing System Data Information System, the Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center is responsible for archiving and distributing data relevant to the physical state of the ocean. The data, which are intended for use in oceanographic and other interdisciplinary scientific research, is freely available. Products include sea surface height, ocean wind, and sea...

https://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/
View Resource Network for the Detection of Stratospheric Change (NDSC)

With operations beginning in 1991, "the Network for the Detection of Stratospheric Change (NDSC) is a set of high-quality remote-sounding research stations for observing and understanding the physical and chemical state of the stratosphere" and is supported by the International Ozone Commission, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO)....

http://www.ndsc.ncep.noaa.gov/
View Resource Alaska Climate Research Center -- Contrails: improved forecasting technique

Improved Contrail Forecasting Techniques is an Alaska Climate Research Center project investigating and forecasting aircraft contrail formations in Fairbanks, Alaska. By downloading the online comprehensive report, students and researchers can learn about the project's methods, findings, algorithms, and future work. Visitors will find graphs of temperatures and derived contrail layers from...

http://contrail.gi.alaska.edu/
View Resource NASA: Mesoscale Atmospheric Processes Branch

"The mission of the Mesoscale Atmospheric Processes Branch is to conduct research to understand the physics and dynamics of atmospheric processes through the use of satellite, aircraft and surface-based remote sensing observations and computer-based simulations." Through this website, visitors can learn about the branch's many space flight projects including the Polarization and Directionality of...

https://atmospheres.gsfc.nasa.gov/meso/
View Resource NASA: Aura Atmospheric Chemistry

The "Earth Observing System (EOS) Aura is a NASA mission to study the Earth's ozone, air quality, and climate" by researching the composition, chemistry, and dynamics of the Earth's atmosphere. Visitors can learn how Aura is investigating three questions: Is the Earth's ozone layer recovering? Is air quality getting worse? How is Earth's climate changing? Researchers can find extensive details...

https://aura.gsfc.nasa.gov
View Resource NOAA's Air Resources Laboratory - READY: The Real-Time Environmental Applications and Display sYstem

NOAA's Air Resource Laboratory (ARL) provides interactive transport and dispersion modeling at this website. Users can find instructions, trial versions, and a download for the Hybrid Single-Particle Lagrangian Integrated Trajectory (HYSPLIT) model, which can be used to compute simple air parcel trajectories as well as complex dispersion and deposition simulations. The site also offers transport...

http://ready.arl.noaa.gov/
View Resource High-performance Instrumented Airborne Platform for Environmental Research

High-performance Instrumented Airborne Platform for Environmental Research (HAIPER) is an advanced airborne research platform which is currently being built and modified for application in environmental research. The aircraft is maintained and operated for the National Science Foundation by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colo. HIAPER is described as "a new research...

https://www.eol.ucar.edu/observing_facilities/hiaper-gulfstr...