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Deriving Information on Surface Conditions from COlumn and VERtically Resolved Observations Relevant to Air Quality

Atmospheric Composition

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Deployments
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Collection Periods
12
Data Products

The Campaign

Deriving Information on Surface Conditions from Column and Vertically Resolved Observations Relevant to Air Quality (DISCOVER-AQ) was a NASA-led campaign that studied air quality using remote sensing techniques, in an effort to improve air quality forecasts. DISCOVER-AQ had 4 deployments that took place from 2011-2014 across different portions of the contiguous United States. Each deployment used a variety of aircraft including NASA’s P-3 and B-200, as well as ground instrumentation to compare surface observations with column observations of aerosols and trace gases. Aircraft and ground instrument measurements were also supplemented with satellite and model observations to help improve air quality estimates in regions of steep gradients. DISCOVER-AQ was one of NASA’s Earth Venture Suborbital-1 projects.

2011-06-27 — 2014-08-16


Baltimore MD, San Joaquin Valley CA, Houston TX, Denver CO

boreal fall, boreal summer, boreal winter


N: 40°N

S: 28°N

W: 124°W

E: 74°W

Additional Notes

No NASA Missions available.

AIR QUALITY
NEAR SURFACE POLLUTION
AEROSOLS
COLUMN OBSERVATIONS
GREENHOUSE GASES
SATELLITE REMOTE SENSING
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  • DISCOVER-AQ_dep_2011

    6 CDCPs

    urban geography

  • DISCOVER-AQ_dep_2013a

    5 CDCPs

    agricultural geography, urban geography

  • DISCOVER-AQ_dep_2013b

    5 CDCPs

    urban geography

  • DISCOVER-AQ_dep_2014

    6 CDCPs

    complex terrain/orographic geography, urban geography

  1. 2011-07-31

  2. 2013-02-11

  3. 2013-10-01

  4. 2014-08-16

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Platforms
PLATFORMS
Instruments
INSTRUMENTS
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iMet
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External Link10.5067/ASDC_DAAC/DISCOVER-AQ/0007
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NASA

EVS-1

Hal Maring

Jim Crawford

Gao Chen

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EPA, SSC

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