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MISR Level 2 TOA/Cloud Height and Motion parameters V001Entry ID: MIL2TCSP1
Abstract: The Level 2 TOA/Cloud Height and Motion Product contains the Stereo Heights, Stereoscopically Derived Cloud Mask (SDCM) and Cloud Motion Vectors with associated data. The Level 2 Cloud Product provides a unique set of atmospheric parameters associated with the observation of cloud frequency, height, and motion. It contains gridded retrievals of cloud top height (CTH) and height-resolved cloud ... motion vectors (CMV) at 1.1 km and 17.6 km resolution respectively, in addition to retrievals of the cross-track component of cloud motion gridded at 1.1 km resolution. Retrievals are recorded across the 380 km MISR swath and distributed as a single HDF-EOS file for each orbit.
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
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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.
A complete list of references can be found on the MISR web site's Publications
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-08-13
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-12-27