The Planetary Atmospheres Node of the Planetary Data System (PDS) is responsible for the acquisition, preservation, and distribution of all non-imaging atmospheric data from all planetary missions (excluding Earth observations). The primary goal of the node is to make available to the research community the highest quality data possible. To this end, data are reviewed and re-formatted where necessary in order to meet the documentation and quality standards established by the PDS.
As an additional service, the Atmospheres Node provides information on relevant planetary atmospheres topics for educational purposes. (See Education above).
For information related to opportunities to obtain funded research
via NASA's research and data analysis programs see ROSES 2014 Information
Planning a derived dataset
The Atmospheres Node has a variety of Mars data in its archive. This includes recent data from MRO as well as the first delivery from MSL (the REMS archive is located here). PDS must still validate any data before they are considered archived. PDS may choose to put data online while they are being validated. PDS urges caution when using any data that have been released to PDS for less than three months.
MGS Radio Science Electron Density Profiles
MGS Radio Science Temperature Pressure Profiles
MRO Radio Science Temperature Pressure Profiles
Cassini data are due to the PDS 9-12 months after acquisition, delivered every three months. PDS must still validate those data before they are considered archived. This may result in a delay between the time that Cassini delivers data and the time when PDS makes the data available. Alternately, PDS may choose to put data online while they are being validated. PDS urges caution when using any data that have been released to PDS for less than three months.
The page below has been updated to include better information, including the new users' guides from the instrument teams.
Please contact Reta Beebe (rbeebe "at" nmsu "dot" edu) with feedback (addition, corrections, deletions, etc.) regarding the new page.
Resources for accessing MESSENGER MASCS data
The data directories have undergone a restructuring as of the Mercury orbital deliveries. They are organized by mission phase.
The Atmospheres Node provides access to a variety of Venus atmospheric datasets. This includes recent Venus Express (VEX) data that resides in the European Space Agency/ Planetary Science Archive (ESA/PSA) that is accessible through an interoperability link.
There are also Venus observations in the MESSENGER MASCS data above.
Resource for accessing Jupiter data from various missions.
Huygens data are all archived.