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April 2016: New version of Aerosol_cci products released and validated

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New 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 / 2.30 AOD 2002-2012 Quality over land similar to MODIS / MISR FMI
AATSR_ORAC / 3.02 AOD 2002-2012 Quality over land similar to MODIS / MISR UOxford/RAL
AATSR_SU / 4.21 AOD 2002-2012 Quality over land similar to MODIS / MISR USwansea
ATSR2_ADV / 2.30 AOD 1995-2003 historic period covered FMI
ATSR2_ORAC / 3.02 AOD 1995-2003 historic period covered UOxford/RAL
ATSR2_SU / 4.21 AOD 1995-2003 historic period covered USwansea

In Addition an Ensemble dataset from the 3 ATSR datasets (using weighting with uncertainties contained in the products) is tested.

GOMOS_AERGOM / 2.19 extinction 2002-2012 Stratospheric extinction profile BIRA

Multi-sensor_AAI/1.4.7 AAI 1978-2012 Qualitative absorption information KNMI

IASI_ULB / 5 Dust AOD 2013 round robin dataset ULB
IASI_LMD / 1.2 Dust AOD 2013 round robin dataset LMD
IASI_IMARS / 4.2 Dust AOD 2013 round robin dataset DLR
IASI_MAPIR / 3.0 Dust AOD 2013 round robin dataset BIRA

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

Additional experimental datasets are available on request:
MERIS_BAER / 1.1d AOD 1-12 2008 UBremen
MERIS_Standard / 8.3 AOD 1-12 2008 ESA
PARASOL / 0.30a AOD 1-12 2008 LOA
SYNAER / 3.2 AOD 3,6,9,12 2008 DLR

The validation of the new released datasets is sumamrized in the following report:

Aerosol_cci_PVIR_v2.4.pdf