NASA Museum Alliance

The Museum Alliance brings Current NASA Science and Technology to museum visitors through professional development of the museums' staff and access to NASA staff and materials. Past presentations given by AIRS scientists can be found in the Earth section of the web site. Go to the NASA Museum Alliance web site for information about joining and accessing materials.


MY NASA DATA is a project to enable K-12 teachers, students, and citizen scientists to explore NASA data. AIRS carbon dioxide data for September 2002 through January 2010 are now available on the MY NASA DATA's List Access Server. The AIRS carbon dioxide dataset can be accessed on the List Access Server by following these steps:

1 - Go to the MY NASA DATA web site.
2 - Choose the Live Access Server (Advanced Edition)
3 - Click "Atmosphere"
4 - Pick "Air Quality" to view the AIRS carbon dioxide dataset. 

The AIRS instrument onboard NASA's Aqua spacecraft has provided the first satellite retrieval of mid-tropospheric carbon dioxide under cloudy conditions. The AIRS carbon dioxide data set provided by MY NASA DATA's List Access Server currently consists of monthly 2x2.5 degree spatial resolution and global coverage from latitudes between 60S and 90N.

ESSEA - The Earth System Science Education Alliance

ESSEA is a NASA and National Science Foundation supported program implemented by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies to improve the quality of geoscience instruction for pre-service, middle, and high school teachers. AIRS Outreach is working in partnership with ESSEA as they develop educational modules built around AIRS carbon dioxide and water vapor data sets.

AIRS Data Sets for Data Globes

Global data sets of many of Earth's trace gases are available for display on data globes. Data sets are in cylindrical equidistant projection. Contact AIRS Project Communications Lead Sharon Ray for more information.

For Kids

NASA Space Place - Geared towards elementary school kids, the Space Place is a fun place to learn about NASA technology, our solar system and beyond. Use the search term "infrared" to learn more about the technique used by the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder.

Interview an AIRS Scientist

AIRS scientists have been interviewed by journalists, television hosts, and documentarians on topics ranging from carbon dioxide, water vapor, Earth's climate and weather, using technology from satellites to study Earth, and more. If you are interested in contacting an AIRS scientist, please contact the Jet Propulsion Laboratory Media Office.