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2013

  • 9 July 2013 - The Distributed Regional Aerosol Gridded Observation Networks (DRAGON)-USA instrument deployment is planned in Houston, Texas, from 1 May to 1 November 2013. The network will be strategically located to take advantage of DISCOVER-AQ in situ and airborne resources in September 2013.
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  • 9 July 2013 - AERONET has been expanding the spatial distribution of sites in the Southeast U.S. in June and July 2013. The large scale DRAGON-like distribution will be available to support SEAC4RS related activities in August and September 2013.
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  • 11 January 2013 - The Distributed Regional Aerosol Gridded Observation Networks (DRAGON)-USA instrument deployment is planned over San Joaquin Valley of California for about 4-5 weeks of operation from January 15 to about February 15, 2013. The network will be strategically located to take advantage of DISCOVER-AQ in situ and airborne resources.

 

2012

  • 1 July 2012 - The Distributed Regional Aerosol Gridded Observation Networks (DRAGON)-Southeast Asia measurement campaign is planned for approximately three months of operation in Penang (Malaysia) and Singapore from July 1 to September 30, 2012. The measurement campaign will occur in conjunction with the Seven SouthEast Asian Studies (7-SEAS) Mission.
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  • 1 March 2012 - The Distributed Regional Aerosol Gridded Observation Networks (DRAGON)-Asia measurement campaign is planned for approximately two months of operation in Japan and South Korea, including the Osaka and Seoul metropolitan areas, from February 15 to May 31, 2012.
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2011

  • 14 October 2011 - AERONET-EUROPE Trans-National Access (TNA) now offers access to the calibration facility of the Aerosol Cloud and TRace gas InfraStructure (ACTRIS) project for European scientists requiring calibration of their Cimel sun photometer.
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  • 6 June 2011 - The Distributed Regional Aerosol Gridded Observation Networks (DRAGON)-USA instrument deployment is planned for six weeks of operation the over Washington DC/Baltimore metropolitan area from July 1 to August 15, 2011. The network will be strategically located to take advantage of DISCOVER-AQ in situ and airborne resources.
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2010

  • 25 October 2010 - The provisional cloud optical depth data products are now available on the AERONET web site. These data can be found in the left margin under "Cloud Mode.".
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  • 21 April 2010 - The AERONET Spectral Deconvolution Algorithm (SDA) retrievals are now available from the web site as described in the AERONET Update (April 2010). These data can be found under the "Aerosol Optical Depth" data display and download tools as well as the AERONET Data Synergy tool.
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2009

  • 2 June 2009 - The Second International Conference of Aerosol Science and Global Change will be held in Hangzhou, China, from 18 to 21 August 2009 (Abstracts due 20 June 2009).
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  • 19 March 2009 - The Second International Conference of Aerosol Science and Global Change will be held in Hangzhou, China, from 18 to 21 August 2009.
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  • 6 March 2009 - The AERONET, Network Sun Photometery, and MODIS RS Training Workshop will be held in Hangzhou, China, from 16 to 21 August 2009.
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2008

  • 21 April 2008 - The Maritime Aerosol Network (MAN) aerosol optical data have been released for analysis. These data are collected using Microtops handheld sun photometers on ships traversing infrequently sampled regions of the World's Oceans.
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  • 13 March 2008 -- As a follow-on to the NASA CATZ campaign held in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia during the summer of 2007, a multi-year measurement campaign called TIGERZ will be held in India starting in April 2008. + Read More

2007

  • 11 September 2007 - The CALIPSO and Twilight Zone (CATZ) campaign AERONET AOD data are now available from CATZ campaign web site.
  • 12 February 2007 - A good friend of mine and our AERONET community, Francois Lavenu, died February 10, 2007, in Bamako, Mali. Francois worked for CESBIO/CNES in Toulouse, France. He was instrumental in PHOTONS presence and participation in the African Monsoon Measurement and Analysis campaign. Probably he was in Mali attending to his Agoufou site. ‘Merci beaucoup’ man, it’s working fine. + Read More

2006

  • 7 December 2006 - In addition to Version 2, Level 2.0 inversion products, the Level 1.5 data are now available from the AERONET web site. Error bars will be available at a later date.
  • 7 November 2006 - The Version 2 inversion products have been released; these data are available for sites that have Version 2, Level 2.0 aerosol optical depth data. For sites without Level 2.0 AOD, Version 2, Level 1.5 inversion data will be available at a later date.+ Read More
  • 18 September 2006 - The AERONET server was down from 8 a.m. ET on 16 September to 10:30 am on 18 September 2006.
  • 29 August 2006 - Version 2 inversion products have been removed from the web site due to bugs in the algorithm. These bugs have been corrected and the Version 2 inversion reprocessing will be completed within five months. + Read More
  • 25 July 2006 - AERONET data sent to the GMS ground station were not stored from 20 July to 24 July 2006. As of 25 July, AERONET data are now stored by the GMS ground station.
  • 18 July 2006 - The redesigned AERONET web site, Version 2 inversion products, and the AERONET data synergy tool are now available. + Read More
  • 30 June 2006 - Data transferred from Eumetsat were not recoverable between 7 UTC on 27 June and 14 UTC on 29 June 2006.
  • 26 June 2006 - Due to facility maintenance, the AERONET server was unavailable from 5 p.m. on June 24 to 3 p.m. ET on June 25. Data will be restored by June 27.
  • 19 June 2006 - In honor of Dr. Yoram Kaufman, a permanent two hour 'data silence' in our world wide database occurred from 1600 to 1800 UTC on Sunday, 4 June 2006.  This coincided with our Memorial Celebration and a data silence from Terra and Aqua satellites as they overpassed NASA Goddard on Sunday.  If the 'data silence' critically affects your research requirements, please contact Brent Holben.
  • 24 April 2006 - For Version 2 data, the water vapor calibration has changed for several sites. These data have been reprocessed to use the correct calibration. The table shows the sites and intervals affected by the water vapor calibration reprocessing in Version 2.

2005

  • 15 September 2005 - Version 2 AOT data files are now available for all sites and times. + Read More
  • 3 August 2005 - AERONET site name "La_Paguera" has changed to "La_Parguera"
  • 1 July 2005 - Version 2 Direct Sun Algorithm Data Released + Read More
  • 7 February 2005 - The Level 2.0 almucantar retrieval default parameter for minimum solar zenith angle has changed from 25 to 45 degrees.
  • 14 February 2005 - The AERONET download tool has been restored after system updates disabled the tool last week.
  • 21 January 2005 - The Spain workshop proceedings are now available through the Optica Online web site.

2004

2003

  • 29 December 2003 - The AERONET and PHOTON projects will sponsor a workshop in southern Spain from May 10-14, 2004. Please review the AERONET/PHOTON Spain workshop information.
  • 30 October 2003 - View AERONET data from the southern California (USA) fires:
  • 22 September 2003 - In an effort to protect hardware and data from the adverse effects of Hurricane Isabel, the data server was powered off from 18 September to 22 September, 2003. Data from this period will be processed as soon as possible. We regret any inconvenience.
  • 18 September 2003 (11 AM EDT/1500 GMT) - In an effort to protect hardware and data from the adverse effects of Hurricane Isabel, some or all of the data products may become unavailable later today. This outage may last through Monday, 22 September.
  • 3 September 2003 - The AERONET Data Display and AERONET Download Tool databases have been modified to provide Level 2.0 almucantar retrievals with relaxed tails criteria.
  • 15 July 2003 - The AERONET Download Tool now provides monthly average data for Levels 1.0, 1.5 and 2.0 Aerosol Optical Thickness (AOT) data.
  • 25 June 2003 - Please read the AERONET quarterly for an update on the project activities and new products.
  • 23 June 2003 - The AERONET Data Display and AERONET Download Tool have been modified to provide the new spheroid model almucantar retrievals (Level 1.5 and Level 2.0). In addition, AOT for the 1640nm channel is available from some AERONET sites.
  • 23 June 2003 - The AERONET system resources were upgraded between 2PM and 2:45PM EDT.
  • 9 June 2003 - The almucantar retrieval data are being updated from 1993 to present. These retrievals should be available and ready for download by 11 June 2003. Other data products (e.g., AOT) are still available through the data display and download tool.
  • 21 May 2003 - The AERONET web database is available through 20 May 2003. The database will be updated to near real-time by 22 May 2003. Slow web server response can be expected as databases are transferred and updated.
  • 19 May 2003 - The AERONET web database is operational, however, server response may be slow as other databases are updated.
  • 16 May 2003 - The AERONET web database is operational, however, server response may be slow as other databases are updated.
  • 15 May 2003 - The AERONET web database is operational, however, server response may be slow as other databases are updated.
  • 4 April 2003 - The GOES DAPS data has connection has been restored. Recovered data from 31 March 2003 to 03 April 2003 will be processed and placed on the web as soon as possible.
  • 4 April 2003 -The AERONET Download Tool will be upgraded today. Normal operation is expected by 7PM ET.
  • 2 April 2003 - The GOES DAPS data has not been available since 1 April 2003. Data collection will resume when access to the GOES data is restored.
  • 29 January 2003 - The AERONET web database is operational.
  • 9 January 2003 - The Hawaiian GMS satellite receiving station has been upgraded and is operational.
  • 9 January 2003 - The AERONET data display interface has been updated and linked to the AERONET download tool. The data display controls streamline the transition between AERONET aerosol optical thickness data levels. Additional data products and display enhancements are under development.

2002

  • 3 December 2002 - The AERONET Download Tool is now available on the DATA page. AERONET data may be downloaded for any site, time interval or data type. Several new almucantar retrieval products can be accessed with this tool.
 
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