Validation of SAGE III satellite data

Updated 2002-01-02

SAGE III was successfully launched on 10. Dec. 2001 on a Russian M3 rocket. It provides accurate data of aerosols, water vapour, ozone, and other key parameters of the earth's atmosphere. The science team of the SAGE III experiment at NASA has nominated the Koldewey-Station as an anchor site to contribute within the Data Validation Plan as part of the Operational Surface Networks. Data directly relevant to the SAGE III validation are aerosol measurements by photometers and lidar, as well as temperature measurements and ozone profiling by balloon borne sondes, lidar and microwave radiometer. Data will be provided quasi online for immediate validation tasks.

Time frame

Project time span
2002 - 2005
Data collection
2002 - 2005
Data processing
not specified
Data reporting
not specified

Contact information

Contact person
Roland Neuber
Alfred Wegener Institute, Foundation for Polar and Marine Research, Research Unit Potsdam Telegrafenberg A43 D-14473 Potsdam Germany
+49 331 288 2129
+49 331 288 2178
Other project contacts
See also

Parameters and Media

Parameter groups measured/observed/modelled
Climate change effects
UV effects
Media sampled/studied/modelled


Regions studied
UV effects
UV effects
UV effects

Data availability

Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?

Methods & Procedures

Not specified

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
Other institutes involved in the project

NASA Langley Research Center University of Bremen NILU, Kjeller

Is this project reporting to other organizations/programmes?


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