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FIELD CAMPAIGN -
Distributed Regional Aerosol Gridded Observation Networks (DRAGON)-Asia 2012
 
 
DRAGON-Asia Daily Updates
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DRAGON Osaka Data Map (Latest GIF | Latest PDF | Archive)
DRAGON Seoul Data Map (Latest GIF | Latest PDF | 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 (January 1 to June 1, 2012)

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-Asia 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 Osaka, Japan and 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 Japan and South Korea (Figures 1 and 2) from February 15 to May 31, 2012.

In Japan, ~20 instruments will be deployed to Osaka (Figure 3), West Japan, and the Fukushima Valley. Furthermore, aircraft flights will occur over Fukue Island over three AERONET instruments during a one-week period from March 11-17, 2012.

In South Korea, ~20 instruments will be deployed to Seoul (Figure 4) as well as eastern and western regions South Korea.

Figure 1 DRAGON-Japan Site Distribution

Figure 1 DRAGON-Japan Site Distribution. Download KMZ file.

Figure 2. DRAGON-South Korea Site Distribution

Figure 2 DRAGON-South Korea Site Distribution.Download KMZ file.

Figure 3. Site Distribution in Osaka, Japan

Figure 3 Site Distribution in Osaka, Japan.

Figure 4 Site Distribution in Seoul, South Korea.

Figure 4 Site Distribution in Seoul, South Korea.

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
Itaru Sano
DRAGON-Japan PI
Kinki University
Zhengqiang Li
DRAGON-China PI
IRSA
 
Joel Schafer
DRAGON-Asia (AERONET)
NASA GSFC
Tom Eck
DRAGON-Asia (AERONET)
NASA GSFC
Mikhail Sorokin
DRAGON-Asia (AERONET)
NASA GSFC
David Giles
DRAGON-Asia (AERONET)
NASA GSFC
Ilya Slutsker
DRAGON-Asia (AERONET)
NASA GSFC
Peter Kenny
DRAGON-Asia (AERONET)
NASA GSFC
Alex Tran
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
 
 
Sonoyo Mukai
DRAGON-Japan
Kinki University
Takuma Yokomae
DRAGON-Japan
Kinki University
Teruyuki Nakajima
DRAGON-Japan
Tokyo University
Tamio Takamura
DRAGON-Japan
Chiba University (CEReS)
Nobuo Sugimoto
DRAGON-Japan
Tsukubao/NIES
Haruo Tsuruta
DRAGON-Japan
Tokyo University
Yuichi Onda
DRAGON-Japan
Tsukubao/NIES
Kazuma Aoki
DRAGON-Japan
Toyama University
Kazuyuki Kita
DRAGON-Japan
Toyama University
Nakajima Takashi
DRAGON-Japan
Tokai University
Hiro Wakabayashi
DRAGON-Japan
Kohriyama/Nihon Univ.
Shiro Hatakeyama
DRAGON-Japan
Tokyo Univ. of Ag. & Tech.
Pradeep Khatri
DRAGON-Japan
Chiba University (CEReS)
Hideaki Takenaka
DRAGON-Japan
Chiba University (CEReS)
Makik Hashimoto
DRAGON-Japan
Tokyo University
Satoru Fukuda
DRAGON-Japan
Tokyo University
Hayasaka Tadahiro
DRAGON-Japan
Tokyo University
Takatoshi Hiraki
DRAGON-Japan
Mt. Rokko/Hyogo Pref. Inst. Of Environmental Sciences
Katsutoshi Kozai
DRAGON-Japan
Kobe University
Mr. Makino & Mr. Tanaka
DRAGON-Japan
Eishin Elementary School
Keichiro Kojima & Syuichi Moroya
DRAGON-Japan
Ontou Junior High School
 
 
Ukkyo Jeong

DRAGON-Korea
Korea National Site Manager

Yonsei University
Woogyung Kim
DRAGON-Korea
Seoul Metropolitan Site Manager
Yonsei University
M. J. Choi
DRAGON-Korea
Yonsei University
H.G. Hong
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
   
B. G. Kim
DRAGON-Korea (Analysis)
Ganeung Wonju Nat'l Univ.
Soon Tae Kim
DRAGON-Korea (Analysis)
Aju University
Y. S. Kim
DRAGON-Korea (Analysis)
KARI
S. C. Yoon
DRAGON-Korea (Analysis)
Seoul National University
K.M. Lee
DRAGON-Korea (Analysis)
Kyungbook Nat'l Univ.
K.T. Lee
DRAGON-Korea (Analysis)
Ganeung Wonju Nat'l Univ.
 
J. H. Kim
DRAGON-Korea (Airborne)
Hanseo Univ.
G. N. Bae
DRAGON-Korea (Airborne)
KIST
S.S. Yum
DRAGON-Korea (Airborne)
Yongsei University
I. S. Chang
DRAGON-Korea (Airborne)
NIER
 
Rokjin Park
DRAGON-Korea (Modelling)
Seoul National University
Chul H. Song
DRAGON-Korea (Modelling)
GIST
 
Y.H. Lee
DRAGON-Korea (Met Field) PI
NIMR
Hee Choon Lee
DRAGON-Korea (Met Field) Site Manager
NIMR
 
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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