[Location: Location_Category='GEOGRAPHIC REGION', Location_Type='GLOBAL']
MISR Level 2 TOA/Cloud Albedo parameters V002Entry ID: MIL2TCAL2
Abstract: The MISR Level 2 TOA/Cloud Albedo data product contains top-of-atmosphere (TOA) radiation and cloud information, including Reflecting Level Reference Altitude (RLRA), local albedo and bidirectional reflectance factors, referenced to the RLRA, view obscuration information, and texture indices, regional science classifiers, and coarse resolution restrictive and expansive albedos. The RLRA ... corresponds to the main reflecting layer, which will typically be the tops of bright clouds, or under atmospheric conditions corresponding to clear skies or thin cloud, it will be located at the surface.
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: 35.2 km
Longitude Resolution: 35.2 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
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: 2013-07-29
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-12-27