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MERRA-2 tavgU_2d_aer_Nx: 2d,diurnal,Time-averaged,Single-Level,Assimilation,Aerosol Diagnostics 0.625 x 0.5 degree V5.12.4 (M2TUNXAER) at GES DISC
Entry ID: M2TUNXAER_5.12.4

Abstract: The Modern-Era Retrospective analysis for Research and Applications version 2 (MERRA-2) is a NASA atmospheric reanalysis for the satellite era using the Goddard Earth Observing System Model, Version 5 (GEOS-5) with its Atmospheric Data Assimilation System (ADAS), version 5.12.4. The MERRA project focuses on historical climate analyses for a broad range of weather and climate time scales and places ... View entire text
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Description: M2TUNXAER variable
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Global Modeling and Assimilation Office (GMAO)
Dataset Title: MERRA-2 tavgU_2d_aer_Nx: 2d,diurnal,Time-averaged,Single-Level,Assimilation,Aerosol Diagnostics V5.12.4
Dataset Series Name: M2TUNXAER
Dataset Release Date: 2015-06-30T00:00:00.000Z
Dataset Release Place: Greenbelt, MD, USA
Dataset Publisher: Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC)
Version: 5.12.4
Data Presentation Form: Digital Science Data
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1980-01-01
Data Set Progress
Data Center
Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (formerly Goddard DAAC), Global Change Data Center, Earth Sciences Division, Science and Exploration Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 301-614-5224
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: gsfc-help-disc at
Contact Address:
Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center
Code 610.2
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Distribution Media: Online Archive
Distribution Size: 481.0 MB
Distribution Format: netCDF
Fees: Free
Phone: 301-614-6142
Email: data at
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Code 610.1
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
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Bosilovich, M. G., S. Akella, L. Coy, R. Cullather, C. Draper, R. Gelaro, R. Kovach, Q.Liu, A. Molod, P. Norris, K. Wargan, W. Chao, R. Reichle, L. Takacs, Y. Vikhliaev, S. Bloom, A. Collow, S. Firth, G. Labow, G. Partyka, S. Pawson, O. Reale, S. D. Schubert, and M. Suarez (2015-01-01T00:00:00.000Z), 2015b: MERRA-2: Initial Evaluation of the Climate, Technical Report Series on Global Modeling and Data Assimilation, 43, 136, doi:NASA/TM?2015-104606/Vol. 43
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-06-14
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-12-06