Welcome to the PDS Atmospheres Node

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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).



Seeking Assistance and Interacting with the Atmospheres Node in Preparing Proposals and Data Sets

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The Atmospheres Node has a variety of data in its archive. PDS must still validate any data before they can be certified and are available for use in NASA planetary data analysis programs. 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.


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MERCURY DATA

Resources for accessing MESSENGER MASCS data

Messenger MASCS Page


The data directories have undergone a restructuring as of the Mercury orbital deliveries. They are organized by mission phase.

Integrated Mercury Archive Page


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VENUS DATA

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) tnd Akatsuki data in the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency Archive (JAXA).

Integrated Venus Archive Page

Venus Archive Page

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LUNAR DATA

Lunar Archive Page


The Atmospheres Node has exosphere data for the Moon from the recent Lunar Atmosphere & Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) mission.

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MARS DATA

Integrated Mars Archive Page

For those familiar with the previous archive page, it is available at the Former Mars Archive Page

Former Mars Archive Page

For latest certified data releases see the following:

MAVEN – 1st - 17th data releases available and certified
Curiosity – 20th data release
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) – 49th data release

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JUPITER DATA

Juno Archive Page


Integrated Jupiter Archive Page


Former Jupiter Archive Page

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SATURN DATA

After completion of the Cassini mission the team made a concerted effort to collect and make available to the PDS user planning materials, references and useful summaries. Help pages were designed by the Cassini team and collaboratively populated by PDS.

This preliminary version is now ready for user input to optimize its use, Please contact Reta Beebe (rbeebe "at" nmsu "dot" edu) with feedback (addition, corrections, deletions, etc.) regarding the new pages.

Cassini Archive Page

Integrated Saturn Archive Page


Former Cassini Help pages

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TITAN DATA

Integrated Titan Page

Huygens Archive Page

Cassini Titan Data

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URANUS DATA

Integrated Uranus Archive Page

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NEPTUNE DATA

Integrated Neptune Archive Page