GEISA 2015 sub-database on Atmospheric Aerosols

General content

Due to the importance of the aerosols in the atmospheric radiative transfer, a sub-database containing microphysical and optical properties of atmospheric aerosols, hereafter GEISA-2015/Aerosols, has been added to the GEISA database since the 2003 edition of GEISA [1].

The aerosol data of the GEISA-2015 edition [2] are available from two series of catalogs. A significant update has been made thanks to the implementation of complementary data of two origins: from Massie [3] at NCAR and from the ARIA archive developed at Oxford University.

Database Access : The main GEISA-2015/Aerosols database on refractive indices of basic atmospheric aerosol components

A summarized description contents is given below:

GEISA 2015 Aerosols

Two public databases already available since GEISA-2003 edition:

  • The aerosols database from LITMS[5]
  • The database and associated software package OPAC (Optical Properties of Aerosols and Clouds) by Hess et al. 1998 [6]

[1] N. Jacquinet-Husson, N.A. Scott, A. Chédin, K. Garceran, R. Armante,et al. The 2003 edition of the GEISA/IASI spectroscopic database. J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer, 95, 429-467, http://dx.doi:10.1016/j.jqsrt.2004.12.004 (2005).

[2] N. Jacquinet-Husson, R. Armante, N.A. Scott, A. Chedin, L. Crépeau, C. Boutammine, A. Bouhdaoui, C. Crevoisier, V. Capelle, C. Boonne, N. Poulet-Crovisier, A. Barbe, D. Chris Benner, V. Boudon, L.R. Brown, J. Buldyreva, A. Campargue, L.H. Coudert, V.M. Devi, M.J. Down, B.J. Drouin, et al. The 2015 edition of the GEISA spectroscopic database. J. Mol. Spectrosc., 327, 31-72, (2016)

[3] S.T. Massie, M. Hervig, HITRAN 2012 refractive indices, J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transfer, 130, 373–380, http://dx.doi:10.1016/j.jqsrt.2013.06.022 (2013).

[4] ARIA archive (Oxford University) compiled by Don Grainger, Dan Peters, Lieven Clarisse and Hervé Herbin.

[5] A.N. Rublev, Algorithm and computation of aerosol phase functions, Internal Note IAE-5715/16 of Russian Research Center « Kurchatov Institute », Moscow, 51 pp. (1994).

[6] H. Hess, P. Koepke, I. Schult. Optical properties of aerosols and clouds: the software package OPAC, Bull. Am. Meteorol. Soc., 79, 831–844 (1998).