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Ritchey, N.A., Hunt, L., Watkinson, T., Walter, R.J., Protack, S., Davis, J., Welch, C., Hansen, E., Kahn, R., Bothwell, G., Doudian, E., Thaller, T., Smyth, M., Gaitley, B., Averill, C., Knighton, S., Kalashnikova, O., and Danielson, E., (2004). An Innovative Approach to Data Access for a Diverse Group of Atmospheric Scientists. Eos Trans. AGU, 85(47), Fall Meet. Suppl. 2004, Abstract # SF21A-0014

NASA Langley Atmospheric Sciences Data Center (ASDC) and Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) teams collaborated to provide special data products and images in a new and innovative approach for the United Arab Emirates Unified Aerosol Experiment (UAE2) field campaign. UAE2 focused on the coastal and desert areas of the United Arab Emirates region to gain insight on the properties and concentrations of aerosols and to understand how these aerosols might affect climate change. Over 20 international research organizations participated in the field campaign which occurred August through October 2004. Aerosol and meteorological measurements were provided by a network of instruments on land, buoys and ships, by airborne in situ and remote instruments, and by satellite retrievals. MISR's role in UAE2 was to provide satellite retrievals of aerosols, cloud and surface properties and imagery as quickly as possible after data acquisition. The diverse group of participants created unique opportunities for ASDC and MISR to develop special data products and images in multiple formats that were easily accessible by all participants. Planning and testing of processes proved invaluable for smoothing the logistics of the ASDC-MISR team who reside on opposite coasts of the United States, ASDC in Hampton, VA, and MISR at the Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, CA. Examples of the data products, images and access methods as well as the data flow will be presented. Additional information about ASDC and MISR is available from the following web sites, and

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