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Data Products

The Dark-Target (DT) satellite aerosol product delivers comprehensive aerosol loading data over land and ocean, along with aerosol property over ocean and diagnostic information. Available on various sensors onboarding both low earth orbit and geostationary satellites, DT aerosol products have been used to develop global and regional aerosol climatology, to study the interaction of aerosols with clouds and ocean ecosystems, and for air quality assessments and forecasts. Click here to see the Dark Target website

Deep Blue uses measurements made by satellite instruments orbiting the Earth to determine the amount of aerosols in the atmosphere, and the properties of those aerosols. 'Aerosols' is a catch-all term covering particles suspended in the atmosphere, including but not limited to desert dust, smoke, volcanic ash, industrial smog, and sea spray.

THOR data is usually visualized in two ways. The two examples below are from the March 2002 THOR Validation Campaign that took place over Oklahoma.