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Documentation for Users of the Aerosol_cci ECV products

The Climate Research Data Package (CRDP) contains the latest / best and most complete + validated datasets of Aerosol_cci. All datasets cover at least the “golden year” of the Aerosol_cci products 2008. In addition, for mature products from sensors with predecessor instruments (i. e. ATSR-2 for AATSR) an additional dataset for the year 2000 is provided. A complete time series is provided for one algorithm for AATSR (Swansea algorithm, version 4.1; 2002 – 2012). Read more »

First set of Aerosol_cci products released

ESA Aerosol_cci products are now freely available at and
(unrestricted online access: account: cci; password: cci)

The products provided on this server are openly and freely available. No warranty is given by their providers. Users are obliged to acknowledge the ESA Climate Change Initiative and in particular its Aerosol_cci project together with the individual service provider. Read more »

17 year ATSR-2/AATSR time series evaluated

The 17 year Climate Data Record (CDR) covering 1995-2012 produced from the ATSR-2 and AATSR instruments with the Swansea algorithm was evaluated in detail:




17 year AOD Swansea

17 year AOD Swansea

EUMETSAT Climate Symposium

CCI colocation 2014

Aerosol_cci2 First Progress Meeting

The first progress meeting will comprise of:
- project progress meeting (day 1 9-15)
- cloud masking for aerosol retrieval workshop (day 1 15-18)
- aerosol retrieval uncertainties workshop (day 2, 9-16)

Aerosol_cci Phase 2 Kickoff Meeting

11th progress meeting: First evaluation of AATSR time series shows good quality

First analysis of AATSR time series

11th Aerosol_cci progress meeting (29+30 October 2013)

Within preparation of the Cliamte Assessment Report users in the Climate Research Group of Aerosol_cci evaluated the first avaialble AATSR AOD time series against AERONET and compared it to MODIS. The analysis proves the good quality of this multi-annual dataset.

The images attached show the global AATSR time series and the scoring difference for the Swansea AATSR product between the start and the end of the project

CCI Colocation 2014

Next CCI colocation meeting of all projects in the Climate Change Initiative will be held in Frascati 4-6 February 2014.
Main purpose will be to discuss achievements and lessons learned from Phase 1 (2010-2013) and plans for closer collaboration between the proejcts in Phase 2 (2014-2016), to achieve progress on consistency of ECV products and their wider use (e.g. in IPCC AR6)

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