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FIELD CAMPAIGN -
Distributed Regional Aerosol Gridded Observation Networks (DRAGON)-
KORUS-AQ 2016
 


+ KORUS-AQ
: An International Cooperative Air Quality Field Study in Korea

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Summary


Level 1.5

2 Previous Days and Current Day

+ AOD(440nm) Plots
+ SDA(500nm) Plots

Campaign Period

+ AOD(440nm) Plots
+ SDA(500nm) Plots

 

DRAGON KORUS-AQ Map

V2: Latest GIF | Latest PDF | Archive

V3: Today PNG | Archive

 
Data (Top)
 

Aerosol Optical Depth Products (including Water Vapor and SDA)

+ DRAGON AOD Data Browser

+ DRAGON AOD Data Download Tool

Almcuantar Inversion Aerosol Properties (including Size Distributions, Complex Index of Refraction, Single Scattering Albedo, etc.)

+ DRAGON Inversion Data Browser

+ DRAGON Inversion Data Download Tool

 

Combined Data Download Table (April 1 to July 31, 2016)

Data
Data Format
Level 1.0 Aerosol Optical Depth (AOD)

+ All Points
+ Daily Averages
+ Monthly Averages

Level 1.5 Aerosol Optical Depth (AOD)
Level 2.0 Aerosol Optical Depth (AOD)
Level 1.0 Spectral Deconvolution Algorithm (SDA) Retrievals
Level 1.5 Spectral Deconvolution Algorithm (SDA) Retrievals
Level 2.0 Spectral Deconvolution Algorithm (SDA) Retrievals
Level 1.5 Almucantar Inversion Products
(except Phase Functions)
Level 1.5 Almucantar Inversion Products Phase Functions
Level 2.0 Almucantar Inversion Products
(except Phase Functions)
Level 2.0 Almucantar Inversion Phase Functions
 
Background
 

Aerosol measurement observations from ground-based sun photometers and sun/sky radiometers have played a critical role in developing, reformulating and validating satellite algorithms to characterize aerosol optical depth, modal aerosol retrievals and single scattering albedo among other parameters.   New and improved algorithms are being developed for current and future satellite missions that will place a greater demand on the accuracy and fidelity of the ground-based measurements for validation, multi data set synergism and long-term climate research.  Heretofore satellite validation studies using sun and sky scanning spectral radiometer measurements such as AERONET have relied on point observations extrapolated to a two dimensional domain to compare to the satellite retrieval.  Additionally few of the ground-based remote sensing measurements have had a rigorous comparison or validation against other ground-based measurements particularly in situ observations of aerosol size and absorption.  DRAGON-KORUS-AQ will provide a data set to address satellite validation and in situ comparisons.

 
Experimental Objectives (Top)
 
  • Establish a mesoscale a network of sun photometers in Seoul, South Korea.
  • Supplement the mesoscale networks with distributed sites to capture aerosol variability including aerosol transport from the Asian continent.
  • Develop a geo-referenced database that will accommodate supplementary/complimentary data sets.
 
Measurement Plan (Top)
 

The DRAGON-Asia campaign deployments of sun/sky radiometers will occur in South Korea (Figure 1) from April 1 to July 31, 2016. KORUS-AQ aircraft measurement campaign will occur concurrently from May 1 to June 12, 2016.

Approximately 10 instruments will be deployed around the Seoul region (Figure 2). Additional instruments in Japan and China (Figure 3) will enhance the spatial coverage of AERONET measurements upwind and downwind of the KORUS-AQ region.

Figure 1. DRAGON-KORUS-AQ Site Distribution

Figure 1 DRAGON-KORUS-AQ Site Distribution.Download KML file.

Figure 2. Site Distribution around Seoul, South Korea.

Figure 2 Site Distribution around Seoul, South Korea.

Figure 2. Site Distribution around Seoul, South Korea.

Figure 3 Site Distribution of the Greater KORUS-AQ Region.

DRAGON Text Lists

+ Level 1.0 AOD Data (TXT)
+ Level 1.5 AOD Data
(TXT)
+ Level 2.0 AOD Data (TXT)

DRAGON Google Earth Distribution

+ Level 1.0 AOD Data (Google Earth KMZ)
+ Level 1.5 AOD Data
(Google Earth KMZ)
+ Level 2.0 AOD Data (Google Earth KMZ)

 
Contacts (Top)
Collaborators
Title/Project Organization
Brent Holben
DRAGON-Asia (AERONET) PI
NASA GSFC
Jhoon Kim
DRAGON-Korea PI
Yongsei University
James Crawford
KORUS-AQ PI
NASA LaRC
Itaru Sano
DRAGON-Japan PI
Kinki University
Zhengqiang Li
DRAGON-China PI
IRSA
 
Tom Eck
DRAGON-Asia (AERONET)
NASA GSFC
Mikhail Sorokin
DRAGON-Asia (AERONET)
NASA GSFC
Joel Schafer
DRAGON-Asia (AERONET)
NASA GSFC
David Giles
DRAGON-Asia (AERONET)
NASA GSFC
Ilya Slutsker
DRAGON-Asia (AERONET)
NASA GSFC
Jon Rodriguez
DRAGON-Asia (AERONET)
NASA GSFC
Jason Kraft
DRAGON-Asia (AERONET)
NASA GSFC
Alexander Smirnov
DRAGON-Asia (AERONET)
NASA GSFC
Aliaksandr Siniuk
DRAGON-Asia (AERONET)
NASA GSFC
Amy Scully
DRAGON-Asia (AERONET)
NASA GSFC
 
 
Woogyung Kim
DRAGON-Korea
Seoul Metropolitan Site Manager
Yonsei University
Myungje Choi
DRAGON-Korea
Yonsei University
Hyungkwang Lim
DRAGON-Korea
Yonsei University
Seoyoung Lee
DRAGON-Korea
Yonsei University
B. J. Sohn
DRAGON-Korea
Seoul National University
S. C. Yoon
DRAGON-Korea
Seoul National University
J. H. Lim
DRAGON-Korea
NIER
 
Jay Herman
DRAGON-Korea (PANDORA) PI
NASA GSFC
Nader Abuhassan
DRAGON-Korea (PANDORA) Site Manager
NASA GSFC
 
Pucai Wang
DRAGON-China
IAP/XiangHe
Xingfa Gu
DRAGON-China
IRSA
Hong Bin Chen
DRAGON-China
IRSA/Beijing/Xinglong
Philippe Goloub
DRAGON-China
LOA
Xiangao Xia
DRAGON-China
IAP/XiangHe
Zhanging Li
DRAGON-China
University of Maryland
Zhang Wenxing
DRAGON-China
IAP/Xinglong

 

 

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