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MARITIME AEROSOL NETWORK (MAN)
 
 

The Maritime Aerosol Network (MAN) component of AERONET provides ship-borne aerosol optical depth measurements from the Microtops II sun photometers. These data provide an alternative to observations from islands as well as establish validation points for satellite and aerosol transport models. Since 2004, these instruments have been deployed periodically on ships of opportunity and research vessels to monitor aerosol properties over the World Oceans.

Solar Light Microtops Sun Photometer and Garmin GPS
Microtops instruments currently in the network have five channels but they may have one of two configurations: 340, 440, 675, 870, 936nm or 440, 500, 675, 870, and 936nm. In addition, the instrument has built-in temperature and pressure sensors as well as the ability to log accurate time and geographical position using a GPS. The Microtops instruments are calibrated at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) calibration facility via a transfer calibration procedure between the Microtops and the master Cimel sun photometer at GSFC, which has a calibration traceable to a Langley calibration of a Cimel sun photometer on Mauna Loa, Hawaii. In general, the estimated uncertainty of the aerosol optical depth in each channel does not exceed plus or minus 0.02, which is slightly higher than the uncertainty of AERONET field (not master) instruments.

Additional information on data processing and quality may be found by choosing the "Data" link in the left column.

MAN Publication Reference:

Smirnov, A., B. N. Holben, I. Slutsker, D. M. Giles, C. R. McClain, T. F. Eck, S. M. Sakerin, A. Macke, P. Croot, G. Zibordi, P. K. Quinn, J. Sciare, S. Kinne, M. Harvey, T. J. Smyth, S. Piketh, T. Zielinski, A. Proshutinsky, J. I. Goes, N. B. Nelson, P. Larouche, V. F. Radionov, P. Goloub, K. Krishna Moorthy, R. Matarrese, E. J. Robertson, and F. Jourdin (2009),
Maritime Aerosol Network as a component of Aerosol Robotic Network,
J. Geophys. Res., 114, D06204, doi:10.1029/2008JD011257.

 
 
CRUISES
 

Cruise Track Composite Data Map for AOD at 500nm
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The table below provides information for past, ongoing and planned cruises. The Ship column provides links to the information and data for each cruise. The Region column provides a KML file to view the cruise in Google Earth.

YearShipRegionStatus
2004 RV Akademik Sergey VavilovAtlantic Ocean Transect, Southern OceanCompleted
2005-2006 RV Akademik FedorovAtlantic Ocean Transect, AntarcticaCompleted
2006-2007 RV Akademik FedorovAtlantic Ocean Transect, AntarcticaCompleted
2007 EckloniaAtlantic Ocean near South African CoastCompleted
2007 RV PolarsternAtlantic Ocean TransectCompleted
2007 RV UraniaMediterranean SeaCompleted
2007 Trans Future 5Pacific Ocean TransectCompleted
2007 RV OceaniaBaltic, Norwegian, Greenland SeasCompleted
2007 RV ArandaGulf of BothniaCompleted
2007 CCGS Louis St. LaurentBeaufort SeaCompleted
2007 Roger RevelleArabian SeaCompleted
2007 RV OceaniaBaltic SeaCompleted
2007 Roger RevelleArabian SeaCompleted
2007 University of BariAdriatic SeaCompleted
2007 RV PolarsternAtlantic Ocean TransectCompleted
2007 RRS DiscoveryCanary-Cape VerdeCompleted
2007 RV Marion-DufresneSouth Indian OceanCompleted
2007-2008 NOAA Ronald H. BrownPacific Ocean TransectCompleted
2007-2008 MV SA AgulhasSouthern OceanCompleted
2007-2008 RV Akademik FedorovAtlantic Ocean Transect, AntarcticaCompleted
2008 RRS DiscoveryCanary-Cape VerdeCompleted
2008 RV PolarsternSouthern AtlanticCompleted
2008 RV Knorr 2008North Atlantic OceanCompleted
2008 Trans Future 5Pacific Ocean TransectCompleted
2008 RV L'AtalanteGulf of LionCompleted
2008 RV PolarsternAtlantic Ocean TransectCompleted
2008 MV Akbar 2008Bay of BengalCompleted
2008 RV IslandiaCape VerdeCompleted
2008 USCGC HealyBering SeaCompleted
2008 CCGS AmundsenBeaufort SeaCompleted
2008 Trans Future 5Pacific Ocean TransectCompleted
2008 RP FLIPSanta Barbara BasinCompleted
2008 NRV AllianceLigurian SeaCompleted
2008 RRS James Clark RossAtlantic Ocean TransectCompleted
2008 RV IslandiaCape VerdeCompleted
2008 NOAA Ronald H. BrownCarribean Sea, Pacific OceanCompleted
2008 RV PolarsternAtlantic Ocean transectCompleted
2008 RV Maria S. MerianCentral and Tropical AtlanticCompleted
2008 RV Marion-DufresneSouth Indian OceanCompleted
2008 RV MeteorPacific OceanCompleted
2008-2009 RV Sagar KanyaBay of BengalCompleted
2008-2009 RV Akademik FedorovAtlantic Ocean transectCompleted
2009 Norwegian SunSouthern Atlantic and PacificCompleted
2009 R/V Marcus G. LangsethTropical PacificCompleted
2009 FORV Sagar SampadaArabian SeaCompleted
2009 RV HesperidesPacific OceanCompleted
2009 NRV AllianceLigurian SeaCompleted
2009 RV OceaniaBaltic SeaCompleted
2009 RV Baruna Jaya IVJava SeaCompleted
2009 RV Marion DufresneSouth Indian OceanCompleted
2009 RV PolarsternAtlantic Ocean TransectCompleted
2009 RV AkademikBlack SeaCompleted
2009 RV IslandiaCape VerdeCompleted
2009 RRS DiscoveryCanary-Tropical AtlanticCompleted
2009 RV OceaniaBaltic SeaCompleted
2009 RV Jan MayenNorwegian, Greenland SeasCompleted
2009 RV Kilo MoanaNorth Pacific OceanCompleted
2009 NOAA Ronald H. BrownTropical AtlanticCompleted
2009 RV OceaniaNorwegian, Greenland SeasCompleted
2009 CCGS AmundsenBeaufort SeaCompleted
2009 RP FLIPTropical PacificCompleted
2009 RV Marion DufresneSouth Indian OceanCompleted
2009 RV Polarstern Northern Greenland SeaCompleted
2009 RV OceaniaBaltic SeaCompleted
2009 RV SonnePacific OceanCompleted
2009 Trans Future 5Pacific OceanCompleted
2009 RV PolarsternAtlantic Ocean transectCompleted
2009 RV AnteaSouth Indian OceanCompleted
2009 RRS James CookAtlantic Ocean transectCompleted
2009 RV Akademik IoffeAtlantic Ocean transectCompleted
2009 RV Marion DufresneSouth Indian OceanCompleted
2009 RV MeteorTropical AtlanticCompleted
2009-2010 RV Marion DufresneSouth Indian OceanCompleted
2009-2010 RV MelvilleSouth Pacific OceanCompleted
2009-2010 RV AstrolabeSouth Pacific and South OceanCompleted
2009-2010 RV Akademik FedorovAtlantic Ocean transect, South OceanCompleted
2009-2010 RV Ocean WatchAround the AmericasCompleted
2010 Prince Albert IISouthern Atlantic and South OceanCompleted
2010 RV AstrolabeSouth OceanCompleted
2010 FORV Sagar SampadaArabian SeaCompleted
2010 RV 1South China SeaCompleted
2010 CCGS HudsonNorth Atlantic OceanCompleted
2010 NOAA Ronald H. BrownTropical AtlanticCompleted
2010 RV Southern Surveyor Indian OceanCompleted
2010 RV AnteaIndian Ocean, Mozambique ChannelCompleted
2010 RV Marion DufresneIndian OceanCompleted
2010 RV PolarsternAtlantic Ocean transectCompleted
2010 NOAA Ronald H. BrownTropical AtlanticCompleted
2010 MV Zim IberiaPacific Ocean, Indian Ocean, Arabian SeaCompleted
2010 RV OceaniaBaltic SeaCompleted
2010 RV AtlantisWest Coast USCompleted
2010 RV KnorrTropical AtlanticCompleted
2010 RV Marion DufresneSouth China Sea, Sea of JapanCompleted
2010 RV New HorizonGulf of CaliforniaCompleted
2010 RV MelvilleTropical PacificCompleted
2010 RV Marion DufresneEquatorial Pacific, Ceram SeaCompleted
2010 CCGS AmundsenLabrador Sea, Hudson BayCompleted
2010 RV Marion DufresneIndian OceanCompleted
2010 RV OceaniaNorwegian, Greenland SeasCompleted
2010 MV Zim San DiegoSouth China Sea, Gulf of SiamCompleted
2010 NRV AllianceLigurian SeaCompleted
2010 RV Marion DufresneSouth Indian OceanCompleted
2010 RV Akademik IoffeNorthern AtlanticCompleted
2010 HC MariaAtlantic OceanCompleted
2010 RV Marion DufresneSouth Indian OceanCompleted
2010 RV Roger RevelleNorth Pacific OceanCompleted
2010 RV Marion DufresneSouth Indian OceanCompleted
2010 RV MeteorTropical AtlanticCompleted
2010 RRS DiscoverySouth Atlantic OceanCompleted
2010 RRS James CookAtlantic Ocean transectCompleted
2010 RV PolarsternAtlantic Ocean transectCompleted
2010 KAUST ExplorerRed SeaCompleted
2010 RV Marion DufresneSouth Indian OceanCompleted
2010 RRS James CookSouth Atlantic OceanCompleted
2010 RV Southern SurveyorTasman SeaCompleted
2010-2011 RRS James Clark RossSouth Atlantic OceanCompleted
2010-2011 NP Almirante MaximianoSouth Atlantic OceanCompleted
2010-2011 RV Akademik FedorovAtlantic Ocean transect, Southern OceanCompleted
2010-2011 RV HesperidesMalaspina ExpeditionCompleted
2011 RV Marion DufresneSouth Indian OceanCompleted
2011 RV Kilo MoanaNorth Pacific OceanCompleted
2011 RV TangaroaSouth Pacific OceanCompleted
2011 RV MelvilleSouth Atlantic OceanCompleted
2011 RV Marion DufresneSouth Indian OceanCompleted
2011 FRV Tom MarshallMoreton BayCompleted
2011 RV AstrolabeSouthern Ocean, South PacificCompleted
2011 RV MelvilleSouth Atlantic OceanCompleted
2011 RV Challengercoast of TasmaniaCompleted
2011 RRS DiscoveryTropical AtlanticCompleted
2011 RV Sagar SampadaArabian SeaCompleted
2011 RV OceaniaBaltic SeaCompleted
2011 RV Laurence M. GouldSouth Atlantic OceanCompleted
2011 RV Maria S. MerianTropical AtlanticCompleted
2011 RV Almirante Gago CoutinhoAtlantic OceanCompleted
2011 RV OceaniaBaltic SeaCompleted
2011 RV Marion DufresneSouth Atlantic OceanCompleted
2011 RV PolarsternAtlantic Ocean transectCompleted
2011 RV OceaniaBaltic SeaCompleted
2011 KAUST ExplorerRed SeaCompleted
2011 RV Mare NigrumBlack SeaCompleted
2011 RV AkademikBlack SeaCompleted
2011 Dream IslandRed SeaCompleted
2011 SRVx 8501Chesapeake BayCompleted
2011 RV AkademikBlack SeaCompleted
2011 NOAA Ronald H. BrownAtlantic OceanCompleted
2011 RV OceaniaNorwegian, Greenland SeasCompleted
2011 RV Maria S. MerianAtlantic OceanCompleted
2011 USCGC HealyBeaufort Sea, Arctic OceanCompleted
2011 MY VascoSulu Sea, South China SeaCompleted
2011 Packcatcoast of Nova ScotiaCompleted
2011 RV MelvilleSouth Atlantic OceanCompleted
2011 RV AegaeoRed SeaCompleted
2011 RV Akademik IoffeAtlantic Ocean transectCompleted
2011 SY TaskBaltic SeaCompleted
2011 RV AegaeoRed SeaCompleted
2011 RRS DiscoveryAtlantic Ocean transectCompleted
2011 EV NautilusBlack, Mediterranean SeasCompleted
2011 RV AegaeoRed SeaCompleted
2011 RV MiraiIndian OceanCompleted
2011 RV PolarsternAtlantic Ocean transectCompleted
2011 RV Marion DufresneSouth Indian OceanCompleted
2011 RV AegaeoRed SeaCompleted
2011 Trans Future 5Pacific OceanCompleted
2011 RV Roger RevelleIndian OceanCompleted
2011 KM KeludJava Sea, Strait of MalaccaCompleted
2011 RV AegaeoRed SeaCompleted
2011 NHo Cruzeiro do SulSouth Atlantic OceanCompleted
2011 RV Marion DufresneSouth Indian OceanCompleted
2011-2012 RRS James CookSouth Atlantic OceanCompleted
2011-2012 MV SA AgulhasSouth Atlantic, Southern OceanCompleted
2011-2012 NP Almirante MaximianoSouth Atlantic OceanCompleted
2011-2012 RV Akademik FedorovAtlantic Ocean transect, Southern OceanCompleted
2011-2012 SY Superted VCaribbean Sea, Pacific OceanCompleted
2012 RV F.G. Walton SmithGulf of MexicoCompleted
2012 RV AstrolabeSouthern Ocean, South PacificCompleted
2012 RV TangaroaSouth Pacific OceanCompleted
2012 7SEAS boatGulf of ThailandCompleted
2012 RV MeteorNorth Atlantic OceanCompleted
2012 RV OceaniaBaltic SeaCompleted
2012 RV Maria S. MerianCaribbean SeaCompleted
2012 RV UraniaMediterranean SeaCompleted
2012 RV Thomas G. ThompsonNorth Pacific OceanCompleted
2012 RP FLIPPacific OceanCompleted
2012 RV MeteorNorth Atlantic OceanCompleted
2012 RV OceaniaBaltic SeaCompleted
2012 RV PolarsternAtlantic Ocean transectCompleted
2012 RV OceaniaBaltic SeaCompleted
2012 RV Trans Future 5Pacific OceanCompleted
2012 Gaylord NelsonLake MichiganCompleted
2012 RV KnorrNorth Atlantic OceanCompleted
2012 RV AtlantisAtlantic OceanCompleted
2012 RV SA Agulhas IISouth Atlantic OceanCompleted
2012 Okeanos ExplorerNorth Atlantic OceanCompleted
2012 RV OceaniaNorwegian, Greenland SeasCompleted
2012 RV Cefas EndeavourNorth SeaCompleted
2012 NOAA Ronald H. BrownAtlantic OceanCompleted
2012 KM KeludJava Sea, Strait of MalaccaCompleted
2012 RV PolarsternArctic OceanCompleted
2012 EV NautilusBlack, Mediterranean SeasCompleted
2012 RV AkademikBlack SeaCompleted
2012 HapaTropical PacificCompleted
2012 RV AkademikBlack SeaCompleted
2012 MY VascoSouth China Sea, Sulu SeaCompleted
2012 KM MarisaJava SeaCompleted
2012 KM KeludJava Sea, Strait of MalaccaCompleted
2012 KM BinaiyaJava SeaCompleted
2012 RV SonnePacific OceanCompleted
2012 MV Pelita JayaStrait of MalaccaCompleted
2012 RV MeteorAtlantic Ocean, Caribbean SeaCompleted
2012 Horizon SpiritPacific OceanCompleted
2012 RV AkademikBlack SeaCompleted
2012 Okeanos ExplorerNorth Atlantic OceanCompleted
2012 RRS James CookAtlantic Ocean transectCompleted
2012 RV AegaeoMediterranean Sea, Gulf of Suez, Red SeaCompleted
2012 RV Marion DufresneSouth Indian OceanCompleted
2012-2013 RV SA Agulhas IISouth Atlantic Ocean, Southern OceanCompleted
2012-2013 RV Akademik TreshnikovAtlantic Ocean transectCompleted
2012-2013 RV Akademik FedorovAtlantic Ocean transect, Southern OceanCompleted
2013 NOAA Ronald BrownAtlantic OceanCompleted
2013 RV PiscesNorth Atlantic OceanCompleted
2013 RV SonneSouth Pacific OceanCompleted
2013 RV Trans Future 5Pacific OceanCompleted
2013 RV Marion DufresneSouth Indian OceanCompleted
2013 NRV AllianceLigurian SeaCompleted
2013 Okeanos ExplorerNorth Atlantic OceanCompleted
2013 RV Marcus G.LangsethAtlantic OceanCompleted
2013 RV MeteorAtlantic OceanCompleted
2013 RV OceaniaBaltic SeaCompleted
2013 RV AegaeoMediterranean Sea, Red SeaCompleted
2013 RV Laurence M. GouldSouth Atlantic OceanCompleted
2013 Okeanos ExplorerNorth Atlantic OceanCompleted
2013 RV MeteorAtlantic OceanCompleted
2013 Okeanos ExplorerNorth Atlantic OceanCompleted
2013 RV LampsilisSt.Lawrence RiverCompleted
2013 Okeanos ExplorerNorth Atlantic OceanCompleted
2013 Local ferryLigurian SeaCompleted
2013 RV Zero CO2Ligurian SeaCompleted
2013 RV OceaniaNorwegian, Greenland SeasCompleted
2013 RV PelicanChesapeake BayCompleted
2013 RV MeteorSouth Atlantic OceanCompleted
2013 RV AkademikBlack SeaCompleted
2013 Okeanos ExplorerNorth Atlantic OceanCompleted
2013 Horizon SpiritPacific OceanCompleted
2013 CCGS AmundsenLabrador Sea, Baffin BayCompleted
2013 RV Kilo MoanaPacific OceanCompleted
2013 RV PelicanGulf of MexicoCompleted
2013 RV Akademik FedorovArctic OceanCompleted
2013 RV AkademikBlack SeaCompleted
2013 RV EardoEast China SeaCompleted
2013 RV SA Agulhas IISouth Atlantic OceanCompleted
2013 NOAA Ron BrownAtlantic OceanCompleted
2013 RRS James Clark RossAtlantic OceanCompleted
2013 Okeanos ExplorerNorth Atlantic OceanCompleted
2013 EV NautilusGulf of MexicoCompleted
2013 RV MeteorSouth Indian OceanCompleted
2013 NOAA Ron BrownAtlantic OceanCompleted
2013 RV MeteorSouth Indian OceanCompleted
2013-2014 RV SA Agulhas IISouth Atlantic OceanCompleted
2013-2014 NOAA Ron BrownAtlantic OceanCompleted
2013-2014 RV Akademik FedorovAtlantic Ocean transect, Southern OceanCompleted
2014 RV ThuwalRed SeaCompleted
2014 RV Maria S. MerianBlack Sea, Mediterranean SeaCompleted
2014 Okeanos ExplorerGulf of MexicoCompleted
2014 RV MeteorAtlantic OceanCompleted
2014 RV ThuwalRed SeaCompleted
2014 Okeanos ExplorerGulf of MexicoCompleted
2014 RV PolarsternAtlantic Ocean transectCompleted
2014 RV ThuwalRed SeaCompleted
2014 RV Celtic ExplorerNorth Atlantic OceanCompleted
2014 RV UraniaMediterranean SeaCompleted
2014 RV OceaniaBaltic SeaCompleted
2014 Okeanos ExplorerGulf of MexicoCompleted
2014 RV Nathaniel B. PalmerSouth Pacific OceanCompleted
2014 RV BorikenCaribbean SeaCompleted
2014 Okeanos ExplorerNorth Atlantic OceanCompleted
2014 RV Akademik TreshnikovAtlantic OceanCompleted
2014 CCGS HudsonLabrador Sea, Atlantic OceanCompleted
2014 RV KnorrNorth Atlantic OceanCompleted
2014 RV MeteorAtlantic OceanCompleted
2014 RV OceaniaBaltic SeaCompleted
2014 RV AkademikBlack SeaCompleted
2014 RV MeteorAtlantic OceanCompleted
2014 RV AkademikBlack SeaCompleted
2014 RV MeteorNorth Atlantic OceanCompleted
2014 RV SonneIndian OceanCompleted
2014 RV Kilo MoanaSouth Pacific OceanCompleted
2014 CCGS AmundsenLabrador Sea, Baffin BayCompleted
2014 RV OceaniaNorwegian, Greenland SeasCompleted
2014 RV AkademikBlack SeaCompleted
2014 RV ThuwalRed SeaCompleted
2014 RV AkademikBlack SeaCompleted
2014 RV ThuwalRed SeaCompleted
2014 RV SA Agulhas IISouth Atlantic OceanCompleted
2014 RRS James Clark RossAtlantic Ocean transectOngoing
2014 RV Trans Future 5Paicfic OceanPlanned
2014 RV PolarsternAtlantic Ocean transectPlanned
2014-2015 RV Akademik FedorovAtlantic Ocean transectPlanned
 
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