MISR Level 3 Monthly FIRSTLOOK Global Land Product in netCDF V002Entry ID: MI3MLSNF2
Abstract: The MISR Level 3 Monthly FIRSTLOOK Global Land Product in netCDF contains a monthly statistical summary of directional hemispherical reflectance (DHR), photosynthetically active spectral region (DHR-PAR), DHR for near-infrared band (DHR-NIR), fractional absorbed photosynthetically active radiation (FPAR), DHR-based normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) and land surface bidirectional ... reflectance factor (BRF) model parameters, classified into six vegetated and one non-vegetated types. This data product is a global summary of the Level 2 land/surface parameters of interest averaged over a month and reported on a geographic grid, with resolution of 0.5 degree by 0.5 degree.
The FIRSTLOOK processing uses the new time dependence of the Atmospheric and Surface Climatology (TASC) from the same month/previous year. The TASC data set now contains snow-ice and ocean surface wind speed values that are updated on a monthly basis therefore, these data sets cannot be generated until the end of the month. Products generated are distinguished by the presence of "FIRSTLOOK" in the file names.
The MISR instrument consists of nine pushbroom cameras which measure radiance in four spectral bands. Global coverage is achieved in nine days. The cameras are arranged with one camera pointing toward the nadir, four cameras pointing forward and four cameras pointing aftward. It takes 7 minutes for all nine cameras to view the same surface location. The view angles relative to the surface reference ellipsoid, are 0, 26.1, 45.6, 60.0, and 70.5 degrees. The spectral band shapes are nominally gaussian, centered at 443, 555, 670, and 865 nm.
Start Date: 2007-07-01
Latitude Resolution: 0.5 Degree
Longitude Resolution: 0.5 Degree
Horizontal Resolution Range: 50 km - < 100 km or approximately .5 degree - < 1 degree
Temporal Resolution: Monthly
Temporal Resolution Range: Monthly - < Annual
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > REFLECTANCE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION
BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > CANOPY CHARACTERISTICS
BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > PHOTOSYNTHETICALLY ACTIVE RADIATION
BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > PLANT CHARACTERISTICS
BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > VEGETATION COVER
BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION
LAND SURFACE > LAND USE/LAND COVER > LAND COVER
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Data Set Progress
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Diner, D.J., J.C. Beckert, T.H. Reilly, C.J. Bruegge, J.E. Conel, R. Kahn, J.V. Martonchik, T.P. Ackerman, R. Davies, S.A.W. Gerstl, H.R. Gordon, J-P. Muller, R.B. Myneni,R.J. Sellers, B. Pinty, and M.M. Verstraete (1988). Multiangle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) description and experiment overview. IEEE Trans. Geosci. Rem. Sens., Vol. 36, pp 1072-1087.
Martonchik, J.V., D.J. Diner, B. Pinty, M.M. Verstraete, R.B. Myneni, Yu. Knyazikhin, and H.R. Gordon (1988). Determination of land and ocean reflectance, radiative, and biophysical properties using multi-angle imaging, IEEE Trans. Teosci. Rem. Sens., Vol. 36, pp 1266-1281.
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DIF Creation Date: 2011-05-20
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-12-27