MISR Level 3 Quarterly (seasonal) Component Global Cloud Product V002Entry ID: MIL3QCLD2
Abstract: The Level 3 Quarterly (seasonal) Component Global Cloud Product is a global summary of the Level 1 and Level 2 cloud parameters of interest averaged over a quarter (season) and reported on a geographic grid, with resolution of 0.5 degree by 0.5 degree. The seasons are winter (December from previous year, January, February), spring (March, April, May), summer (June, July, August), and fall ... (September, October, November).
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: 2005-12-01
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: Quarterly (seasonal)
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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.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-08-28
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-12-27