The Planetary Atmospheres Node (ATM) 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), supporting ground-based observations, and planetary analog laboratory and field measurements. 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. The ATM is committed to assisting individuals in archiving, searching, and using planetary atmospheric data.
As an additional service, the Atmospheres Node provides information on relevant planetary atmospheres topics for educational purposes. (See Education above).
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.
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) tnd Akatsuki data in the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency Archive (JAXA).
The Atmospheres Node has exosphere data for the Moon from the recent Lunar Atmosphere & Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) mission.
For those familiar with the previous archive page, it is available at the Former Mars Archive Page
For latest certified data releases see the following:
PERSEVERANCE 2nd release available
InSight 1st through 11th release available and certified
MAVEN – 1st through 27th data releases available and certified
Curiosity – 28th data release
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) – 59th data release
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.
An explanation of Cassini C-Kernels
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.
LABORATORY & FIELD DATA
Atmospheric Chemistry Laboratory Analogs
Cross Sections: Ion and Atom Collisions with Neutrals [PDART 2014 - Johnson] Atmospheric Escape
Cross Sections: Atmospheric Hydrocarbon Spectra, (no broadening, He, H2 and/or N2 broadening) [PDART 2015, PDART 2018 - Bernath] Giant Planet Chemistry
Aeolian Surface Property Analogs
Wind Tunnel Particle Threshold Speed [PDART 2014 - Burr] Earth, Mars, Venus, Titan Simulations.
Dust Devil Field Studies
Terrestrial Dust Devil Field Data from Eldorado Playa, NV (Jackson and Lorenz, 2015)