TES Aura L3 NH3 Monthly Gridded V003Entry ID: TL3NH3M3
Abstract: The TES Aura L3 NH3 data consist of monthly averages of atmospheric vertical profiles estimates and VMR for atmospheric species. Data are provided at 2 degree latitude X 4 degree longitude spatial grids and at a subset of TES standard pressure levels.
The TES Science Data Processing L3 subsystem interpolates the L2 atmospheric profiles collected in a Global Survey onto a global grid uniform in ... latitude and longitude to provide a 3-D representation of the distribution of atmospheric gasses. Daily and monthly averages of L2 profiles and browse images are available. The L3 standard data products are composed of L3 HDF-EOS grid data.
A separate product file is produced for each different atmospheric species. TES obtains data in two basic observation modes: Limb or Nadir. The product file may contain, in separate folders, limb data, nadir data, or both folders may be present.
Specific to L3 processing are the terms "Daily" and "Monthly" representing the approximate time coverage of the L3 products. However the input data granules to the L3 process are complete Global Surveys; in other words a Global Survey will not be split in relation to time when input to the L3 processes even if they exceed the usual understood meanings of a day or month. More specifically, Daily L3 products represent a single Global Survey (approximately 26 hours) and Monthly L3 products represent Global Surveys that are initiated within that calendar month.
The data granules defined for L3 standard products are "daily" and "monthly". L3 data is provided at uniform grids in latitude and longitude and at selected pressure levels.
Details of the format of this product can be found in the TES Data Products Specifications (DPS) at https://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/project/tes/DPS
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: TES Science Team (Scott Gluck, NASA/ASDC)
Dataset Title: TES Aura L3 Ammonia (NH3) Monthly V003
Dataset Series Name: TL3NH3M
Dataset Release Date: 2013
Dataset Release Place: Hampton, VA, USA
Dataset Publisher: NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC) Atmospheric Science Data Center (ASDC)
Dataset Editor: S. Gluck
Data Presentation Form: Digital Science Data
Dataset DOI: 10.5067/AURA/TES/TES/TL3NH3M_L3Online Resource: https://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/project/tes/tes_tl3nh3m_table
Start Date: 2004-08-22
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: Online
Distribution Format: HDF - EOS
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: Scott.Gluck at jpl.nasa.gov
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory M/S 168-416 4800 Oak Grove Drive
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 91109
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
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-07-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2015-06-04