|NASA Aerosol Robotic Network (AERONET)
||The AERONET (AErosol RObotic NETwork) program is an inclusive federation of ground-based
remote sensing aerosol networks established by AERONET and PHOTONS and greatly expanded
by AEROCAN and other agency, institute, and university partners. The goal is to assess
aerosol optical properties and validate satellite retrievals of aerosol optical properties.
The network imposes standardization of instruments, calibration, and processing. Data
from this collaboration provides globally distributed observations of spectral aerosol
optical depths, inversion products, and precipitable water in geographically diverse
aerosol regimes. Three levels of data are available from this website: Level 1.0 (unscreened),
Level 1.5 (cloud-screened), and Level 2.0 (Cloud-screened and quality-assured). Descriptions
may be found of program objectives, affiliations, the instrumentation, operational
issues, data products, database browser "demonstrate", research activities, links
to similar data sets, NASA EOS links and personnel involved in AERONET.