The Japanese Reanalysis for Aerosol (JRAero) is a global aerosol reanalysis product construnted by the Meteorological Research Institute (MRI) of the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) and the Research Institute for Applied Mechanics (RIAM) of Kyushu University (KU).

Available Data

  • Period: 1 Jan. 2011 - 31 Dec. 2015
  • Temporal resolution: 6 hour
  • Horizontal resolution: approximately 1.1° × 1.1° (TL159: 320 × 160 grid points)
  • 2-D variables
    • Aerosol Optical Depth (total, dust, sea salt, BC, OC, sulfate)
    • Surface PM2.5 and PM10 concentration [μg/m3]
    • Wet and dry deposition (dust, sea salt, BC, OC, sulfate) [kg/m2/s]
    • (Downward Long- and Short-wave Radiations [w/m2]; optional)
    • (Dust and sea salt emissions [kg/m2/s]; optional)
  • 3-D variables
    • Extinction coefficient (total, dust, sea salt, BC, OC, sulfate) [1/km]
    • Mixing ratio (dust, sea salt, BC, OC, sulfate) [kg/kg-air]

Data Access

Contact the JRAero developers via e-mail (jraero (AT) mri-jma.go.jp).

JRAero Atlas

The JRAero Atlas provides daily maps of AOD, PM2.5 concentration, and dust deposition produced by JRAero aerosol reanalysis. It would be widely useful in quick look, research and education.

Acknowledgement and Feedback

For the dataset source, please cite:

Yumimoto, K., Tanaka, T. Y., Oshima, N., and Maki, T.: JRAero: the Japanese Reanalysis for Aerosol v1.0, Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 3225-3253, doi:10.5194/gmd-10-3225-2017, 2017.

It would be very appreciated if you report your findings and suggestions and send a copy of your research outcome to the JRAero developers.


Atmospheric Environment and Applied Meteorology Research Department , Meteorological Research Institute (MRI), Japan

Atmospheric Environment Modeling Section , Research Institute for Applied Mechanics (RIAM), Kyushu University, Japan