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November 2017: Final version of Aerosol_cci products released and validated

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Final versions of ESA Aerosol_cci products are now freely available at http://www.icare.univ-lille1.fr/archive/?dir=CCI-Aerosols and ftp.icare.univ-lille1.fr
(unrestricted online access: account: cci; password: cci)

License
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.
We encourage interaction with the service providers on proper use of the products and would like to receive a copy of all reports and publications using the datasets. An offer of co-authorship should be considered, if the CCI datasets constitute a major component of a scientific publication.

Product overview
Following latest global products including quality flags / uncertainties are provided
Name / version Parameter coverage Main feature Provider
AATSR_ADV / 2.31 AOD, FMAOD 2002-2012 Quality over land similar to MODIS / MISR FMI
AATSR_ORAC / 4.01 AOD, FMAOD 2002-2012 Quality over land similar to MODIS / MISR UOxford/RAL
AATSR_SU / 4.3 AOD, FMAOD 2002-2012 Quality over land similar to MODIS / MISR USwansea
ATSR2_ADV / 2.31 AOD, FMAOD 1995-2003 historic period covered FMI
ATSR2_ORAC / 4.01 AOD, FMAOD 1995-2003 historic period covered UOxford/RAL
ATSR2_SU / 4.3 AOD, FMAOD 1995-2003 historic period covered USwansea

In addition an ensemble dataset (v2.6) from the 3 ATSR datasets (using weighting with uncertainties contained in the products where at least two of the three retrievals have valid results) is provided.

PARASOL/GRASP 0.08 AOD, FMAOD, SSA 2005-2013 consistent properties (selected regions) LOA

GOMOS_AERGOM / 3.00 extinction 2002-2012 Stratospheric extinction profile BIRA

IASI_ULB / 8 Dust AOD 2007-2015 complementary product ULB
IASI_LMD / 2,1 Dust AOD 2007-2015 complementary product LMD
IASI_IMARS / 5.2 Dust AOD 2007-2015 complementary product DLR
IASI_MAPIR / 3.51 Dust AOD 2007-2015 complementary product BIRA

Further data from the first phaseare also available:
MERIS_ALAMO / 2.2 AOD 1-12 2008 Ocean only, wider swath width than AATSR ICARE

Available on request (as co-funded by Aerosol_cci) is
Multi-sensor_AAI/1.4.7 AAI 1978-2012 Qualitative absorption information KNMI

Additional experimental datasets are available on request:
MERIS_XBAER AOD 1-12 2008 UBremen
MERIS_S4M AOD 1-12 2008 DLR
SEVIRI_CISAR AOD, COD 1-12 2008 rayference

The validation of the new released datasets is sumamrized in the Product Validation and Inter-comparison Report (PVIR), Version 3.4, 18.08.2017.
Example applications of the products are discussed in the Climate Assessment Report (CAR), Version 2.4, 21.11.2017 (draft).
A summary of the strengths and weakknesses of the products is provided in the Product User Guide (PUG), Version 2.1, 29.11.2017.
All those reports are soon available in the documents Folder of this Website (Phase 2, accepted deliverables).