Dust Data

GLOBE Dust Data

Georeferenced observations of dust events reported by GLOBE students and citizen scientists. Quality assurance is described in the README file. The data are provided as a CSV file.


2012-2019 GLOBE dust data v1.0




Geographic domain: global


Time period: 2012-01-01 to 2019-12-31


Citation: Amos, H.M., T.M. Rogerson, M. Col√≥n Robles, J.E. Taylor, 2020, GLOBE Dust Events 2012-2019 Dataset v1, NASA Langley Research Center,  https://observer.globe.gov/get-data/dust-data 


Acknowledgements: The data obtained from NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC) and GLOBE are free of charge for use in research, publications and commercial applications. When data from NASA LaRC and GLOBE are used in a publication, we request this acknowledgment be included: "These data were obtained from NASA Langley Research Center and the GLOBE Program." Please include such statements, either where the use of the data or other resource is described, or within the Acknowledgements section of the publication.


Documentation links:

GLOBE Clouds: Dust Observations

Data Variable, Units, and Definitions 

Documentation on How Satellite Data is Collocated to Ground Cloud Observations

GLOBE Data User Guide


Related data sets:

Clouds Data