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MISR Level 3 Monthly FIRSTLOOK Component Global Albedo Product V002Entry ID: MI3MALF2
Abstract: The MISR Level 3 FIRSTLOOK Component Global Albedo Product covering a monthly contains a statistical summary of column albedo 555 nanometer optical depth, and a monthly aersosol compositional type frequency histogram. This data product is a global summary of the Level 2 albedo parameters of interest averaged over a month and reported on a geographic grid, with resolution of 1 degree by 1 degree ... and 5 degree by 5 degree.
The FIRSTLOOK processing uses the new time dependence of the Atmospheric and Surface Climatology (TASC) from the same month/previous year. The TASC data set now contains snow-ice and ocean surface wind speed values that are updated on a monthly basis therefore, these data sets cannot be generated until the end of the month. Products generated are distinguished by the presence of "FIRSTLOOK" in the file names.
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: 1999-12-18
Latitude Resolution: 5 Degree
Longitude Resolution: 5 Degree
Horizontal Resolution Range: 500 km - < 1000 km or approximately 5 degrees - < 10 degrees
Temporal Resolution: Monthly
Temporal Resolution Range: Monthly - < Annual
ISO Topic Category
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: Online
Distribution Format: HDF and NetCDF
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
Email: david.j.diner at nasa.gov
Jet Propulsion Laboratory 4800 Oak Grove Drive
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 91109-8099
Weiss M, Baret F, Leroy M, Begue A, Hautecoeur O, Santer R. (1999) "Hemispherical reflectance and albedo estimates from the accumulation of across-track sun-synchronous satellite data," J. Geophysical Res. - Atmospheres, 104 (D18) 22221-22232.
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, R. Kahn, T.P. Ackerman, M.M. Verstraete, B.Pinty,and H.R. Gordon (1988). Techniques for the retrievalland and ocean using multi-angle imaging, IEEE Trans. Geosci. Rem. Sens., of aerosol properties over land and ocean using multi-angle imaging, IEEE Trans. Geosci. Rem. Sens.,VOl.36, pp 1212-1227.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-12-31
Last DIF Revision Date: 2015-03-27