MISR Level 2 Land Surface Data V0022Entry ID: MIL2ASLS2
Abstract: The MISR Level 2 Land Surface data product contains a variety of information on the Earth's surface. The land surface product includes hemispherical directional reflectance factor (HDRF), bihemispherical reflectance (BHR) (i.e., albedo), bidirectional reflectance factor (BRF), directional hemispherical reflectance (DHR), BRF model parameters, Fractional absorbed Photosysenthetically Active ... Radiation (FPAR), and terrain-referenced view and illumination angles.
A surface retrieval is conducted on regions for which valid land aerosol retrieval exists. The retrieval is performed using the corrected equivalent reflectances, retrieved aerosol parameters, and auxiliary information from the Simulated MISR Ancillary Radiative Transfer (SMART) dataset. The spectral and Photosynthetically Active spectral Region (PAR)-integrated BHR and DHR are retrieved, along with the spectral land HDRF and BRF and BRF model parameters, for all valid land and inland water subregions. Subregion surface classification and leaf area index (LAI) and regional FPAR are also determined. Subregion variability is also calculated for land regions.
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: 2000-03-01
Latitude Resolution: 1.1 km - 17.6 km
Longitude Resolution: 1.1 km - 17.6 km
Horizontal Resolution Range: 10 km - < 50 km or approximately .09 degree - < .5 degree
Temporal Resolution: about 15 orbits/day
Temporal Resolution Range: Daily - < Weekly
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > REFLECTANCE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION
BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > CANOPY CHARACTERISTICS
BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > PHOTOSYNTHETICALLY ACTIVE RADIATION
BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > PLANT CHARACTERISTICS
BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > VEGETATION COVER
LAND SURFACE > LAND USE/LAND COVER > LAND COVER
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Email: david.j.diner at nasa.gov
Jet Propulsion Laboratory 4800 Oak Grove Drive
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 91109-8099
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: support-asdc at earthdata.nasa.gov
NASA Langley Atmospheric Science Data Center User and Data Services NASA Langley Research Center Mail Stop 157D
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 23681-2199
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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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-03-31
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-12-27