The mass concentration ammonia in the atmosphere, consists of products generated for the study of atmospheric ammonia. Atmospheric ammonia is an important component of the global nitrogen cycle. In the troposphere, ammonia reacts rapidly with acids such as sulfuric and nitric to form fine particulate matter. These ammonium containing aerosols affect Earth's radiative balance, both directly by scattering incoming radiation and indirectly as cloud condensation nuclei. Major sources of atmospheric ammonia involve agricultural activities including animal husbandry, especially concentrated animal feeding operations and fertilizer use. Major sinks of atmospheric ammonia involve dry deposition and wet removal by precipitation, as well as conversion to particulate ammonium by reaction with acids. Measurements of ambient NH3 are sparse, but satellites provide a means to monitor atmospheric composition globally. Using the AIRS/AMSU satellite this algorithm provides monthly measurements of derived atmospheric NH3 for September 2002 through August 2016.
N: 90.0 S: -90.0 E: 180.0 W: -180.0
|Data Center(s):||NASA/GSFC/SED/ESD/GCDC/GESDISC||Instrument(s):||AIRS, AMSU-A|
|Association Type||Entry ID||Description||Version|
Title: Tropospheric carbon monoxide variability from AIRS under clear and cloudy conditions
Publication Date: 2013-01-01
Author(s): Warner, J., Carminati, F., Wei, Z., Lahoz, W., and Attiem J-L
Series: Atmos. Chem. Phys.
Title: The global tropospheric ammonia distribution as seen in the 13-year AIRS measurement record
Publication Date: 2016-01-01
Author(s): Warner, J. X., Z. Wei, L. L. Strow, R. R. Dickerson, and J. B. Nowak
Series: Atmos. Chem. Phys
Title: Increased atmospheric ammonia over the worlds major agricultural areas detected from space
Publication Date: 2017-01-01
Author(s): Warner, J. X., R. R. Dickerson, Z. Wei, L. L. Strow, Y. Wang, and Q. Liang
Series: Geophys. Res. Lett.
Title: Improved methodology for surface and atmospheric soundings, error estimates, and quality control procedures: the atmospheric infrared sounder science team version-6 retrieval algorithm
Publication Date: 2014-03-31
Author(s): Joel Susskind, John, M. Blaisdell, and Lena Iredell
Series: J. Appl. Rem. Sens.
Title: Retrieval of Atmospheric and Surface Parameters From AIRS/AMSU/HSB Data in the Presence of Clouds
Publication Date: 2003-04-29
Author(s): Joel Susskind, Christopher D. Barnet, and John M. Blaisdell
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GES DISC NASA Goddard Code 610.2
Greenbelt, MD 20771
Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771
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