Air Quality and Composition

Air Quality and Atmospheric Composition

LAS Sample Image - MISR

Welcome to the Air Quality and Composition page on MY NASA DATA. This page links you to a powerful data viewer that will allow you to examine all of the air quality and composition parameters that are available on the MY NASA DATA
website. You will be able to view sample images here and create data visualizations on the Live Access Server (LAS) that we’ve configured for you to view global and local data pertaining to these key areas
of interest.

Lesson Plans & Activities

Aerosol Lesson Plans:

Air Quality Lesson Plan:

Atmospheric Water Vapor Lesson Plan:


Sample Plots from MY NASA DATA’s Live Access Server

Explore data in the Live Access Server

For all of the parameters below, after clicking on their respective links, please click on “Choose Dataset” button on the upper left hand side of the LAS page and then click on the cross directly to the left of the indicator that you’d like to
view. For some browsers, the Choose Dataset dialogue box will automatically appear. We’ve provided a description of each parameter that is currently available. If you have any questions or issues with the LAS please
email the MY NASA DATA support team.
    Related Missions

Discover-AQ Logo Image DISCOVER-AQ:  DISCOVER-AQ is taking a closer look at the air quality near the surface of the Earth, helping us better understand the ingredients that
make up the air we breathe. Upcoming airborne field campaigns are scheduled for January 2013 (California), late Summer 2013 (Texas), and Summer 2014 (Colorado).
Calipso Patch Logo CALIPSO:  The CALIPSO satellite mission launched on April 28, 2006 and is a joint mission between NASA and CNES the French space agency. CALIPSO uses an innovative lidar instrument
to see small particles such as dust, smoke, pollution and thin clouds that are often invisible to radar and the human eye.
SAGE III Logo SAGE-III:  SAGE III on ISS is a key part of NASA’s mission to provide crucial, long-term measurements that will help humans understand and care for Earth’s atmosphere. Just
like humans need to use sunblock, the Earth needs protection too.
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