The ORNL DAAC recently released the following Atmospheric Tomography Mission (ATom) dataset by Van Gilst, D., et al. (2022):
This dataset contains images taken from the front of the NASA DC-8 aircraft during the first three ATom campaigns from 2016-2017. Images were taken with an Axis P1357 High Definition camera with a Theia TH138A wide-angle lens. These images were then stitched together at a 10-second frequency into an MP4 (*.mp4) video for each flight. The forward camera shows the visible atmosphere that DC-8 flew through, allowing the in situ measurements to be placed in the context of cloud fields, smoke and haze layers, and boundary layers.
The Atmospheric Tomography Mission (ATom) is a NASA Earth Venture Suborbital-2 mission to study the impact of human-produced air pollution on greenhouse gases and on chemically reactive gases in the atmosphere. ATom deployed an extensive gas and aerosol payload on the NASA DC-8 aircraft for systematic, global-scale sampling of the atmosphere, profiling continuously from 0.2 to 12 km altitude. Around-the-world flights were conducted in each of four seasons between 2016 and 2018.
Additional data from ATom and other relevant links can be found on the ORNL DAAC's ATom Project Page.
Citation: Van Gilst, D., and M.J. Prather. 2022. ATom: DC-8 Forward Camera Videos, 2016-2017. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/1938