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Aerosol Optical Thickness Over Oceans CDR

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The Aerosol Optical Thickness (AOT) Over Oceans Climate Data Record (CDR) provides an optical measure of aerosol column loading derived from the global ocean orbital pixel-level Pathfinder Atmosphere Extend (PATMOS-x) FCDR clear-sky reflectance. It utilizes the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) instrument at the 0.63μm channel. This dataset spans from 1981 - present and is available in daily and monthly intervals with a spatial resolution of 0.1 x 0.1 degree.

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Principal Investigator

Xuepeng Tom Zhao, NOAA NCEI


Cite dataset when used as a source. See the dataset's landing page for citation details at doi:10.25921/w3zj-4y48.

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