ARISE Data Center

This is the Data Portal demonstrator of the ARISE design study, funded under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) of the European Union (grant 284387).

The ARISE project (  proposes to design a new infrastructure that integrates different station networks in order to provide a new “3D” image of the atmosphere from the ground to the mesosphere with unprecedented spatio-temporal resolution. The participating networks are infrasound, lidar and airglow.

The demonstrator supports the access to one year of raw data (infrasound, lidar and airglow) and advanced data products, at least for the ARISE OHP campaign (from July 2012- July 2013). The number of available observation sites will gradually increase in the near future.

Animation: Introduction to the ARISE project + navigation on the ARISE Data Center.

In the ARISE project three existing networks are involved:

  • the International infrasound network developed for the verification of the Comprehensive nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT)
  • the Network for the Detection of Atmospheric Composition Changes (NDACC) which uses Lidar to measure stratospheric dynamics
  • the Network for the Detection of Mesopause Changes (NDMC), dedicated to airglow layer measurements in the mesosphere.

In addition the network incorporates complementary infrasound stations and satellite data.

The ARISE Data Center supports the ARISE project with respect to the following aspects:

  • Data Management:
    • Handling scientific data sets from a variety of participating institutions
    • Harmonization of data formats
    • Providing visualization and processing of scientific datasets
  • Data Processing:
    • Visualizing scientific data products on demand
    • Creating value-added products on demand:
      Value-added products combine one or more scientific data sets in order to derive improve the 3D view of the atmosphere
    • Support interoperability among distributed data centers operated by the ARISE partners
  • Web Access to Data Products:
    • Providing interactive access to a variety of scientific data products
    • Providing access according to the standards of OGC (Open Geospatial Consortium)
  • Open data policy:
    The ARISE Data Center supports the EU open data policy by supporting download of scientific products in order to foster collaboration among the scientific community


How to use this demonstrator:

  • Geographic approach:
    If you are interested in information concerning a special geographic region you may use the geographic approach and navigate through the measurement sites and networks that contribute to the ARISE network.
  • Thematic approach:
    If you are interested in a certain thematic aspect like a special part of the atmosphere (i.e. the stratosphere) or a special atmospheric phenomenon like gravity waves you may use the thematic approach to access data. Here you can either select a certain atmospheric region from a schematic or choose from a list of special ARISE value-added products.


This portal was developed by J. Meyer (Deutschen Zentrums für Luft- und Raumfahrt, DLR, Germany) during the course of the ARISE design study project, funded by the Seventh Framework Program (FP7) of the European Union (grant 284387), that aims to design a novel infrastructure by integrating new type of high-resolution middle-atmospheric observation networks