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MISR Level 3 Daily Component Global Cloud Product V002

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Abstract: The Level 3 Daily Component Global Cloud Product is a global summary of the Level 1 and Level 2 cloud parameters of interest averaged over a day and reported on a geographic grid, with resolution of 0.5 degree by 0.5 degree.

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.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: MISR Science Team (David Diner, NASA/ASDC)
Dataset Title: MISR Level 3 Component Global Cloud product covering a day HDF-EOS File - Version 2
Dataset Series Name: MIL3DCLD
Dataset Release Date: 2009
Dataset Release Place: Hampton, VA, USA
Dataset Publisher: NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC) Atmospheric Science Data Center (ASDC)
Version: 2
Dataset Editor: D. Diner
Data Presentation Form: Digital Science Data
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2007-06-01
Data Resolution
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: Daily
Temporal Resolution Range: Daily - < Weekly
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Data Center
Atmospheric Science Data Center, Science Directorate, Langley Research Center, NASA Supplemental Info
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Dataset ID: MISR Level 3 Daily Component Global Cloud Product V002

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 757-864-8656
Email: support-asdc at
Contact Address:
NASA Langley Atmospheric Science Data Center
User and Data Services
NASA Langley Research Center
Mail Stop 157D
City: Hampton
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 23681-2199
Country: USA
Distribution Media: Online
Distribution Format: HDF and NetCDF
Fees: None
Phone: 818-354-6319
Fax: 818-393-4616
Email: david.j.diner at
Contact Address:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
4800 Oak Grove Drive
City: Pasadena
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 91109-8099
Country: USA
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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: 2015-06-04

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