[Parameters: Topic='LAND SURFACE', Term='LAND TEMPERATURE']
AIRS/Aqua Level 3 Daily standard physical retrieval (AIRS-only) V005 (AIRS3STD) at GES DISCEntry ID: GES_DISC_AIRS3STD_V005
Abstract: The AIRS Only Level 3 Daily Gridded Product contains standard retrieval means, standard deviations and input counts. Each file covers a temporal period of 24 hours for either the descending (equatorial crossing North to South @1:30 AM local time) or ascending (equatorial crossing South to North @1:30 PM local time) orbit. The data starts at the international dateline and progresses westward ... (as do the subsequent orbits of the satellite) so that neighboring gridded cells of data are no more than a swath of time apart (about 90 minutes). The two parts of a scan line crossing the dateline are included in separate L3 files, according to the date, so that data points in a grid box are always coincident in time. The edge of the AIRS Level 3 gridded cells is at the date line (the 180E/W longitude boundary). When plotted, this produces a map with 0 degrees longitude in the center of the image unless the bins are reordered. This method is preferred because the left (West) side of the image and the right (East) side of the image contain data farthest apart in time. The gridding scheme used by AIRS is the same as used by TOVS Pathfinder to create Level 3 products. The daily Level 3 products have gores between satellite paths where there is no coverage for that day.
The geophysical parameters have been averaged and binned into 1 x 1 deg grid cells, from -180.0 to +180.0 deg longitude and from -90.0 to +90.0 deg latitude. For each grid map of 4-byte floating-point mean values there is a corresponding 4-byte floating-point map of standard deviation and a 2-byte integer grid map of counts. The counts map provides the user with the number of points per bin that were included in the mean and can be used to generate custom multi-day maps from the daily gridded products.
The geophysical parameters are: Skin Temperature, Surface Air Temperature, Air Temperature, Tropopause, Precipitable Water, Water Vapor, Cloud Amount/Frequency, Cloud Height, Cloud Top Pressure, Cloud Top Temperature, Reflectance, Emissivity, Sea Surface Temperature, Ozone, Surface Pressure, Cloud Vertical Distribution.
(The Shortname for this product is AIRS3STD).
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Seber, Dogan, Marisa Vallve, Eric Sandvol, David Steer, and Muawia Barazangi
Dataset Title: Middle East Tectonics: Applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Dataset Series Name: GSA Today
Dataset Release Place: 1997
Dataset Publisher: Geological Society of America
Issue Identification: v7n2
Data Presentation Form: lines
Other Citation Details: pp 1-6Online Resource: http://atlas.geo.cornell.edu
LAND SURFACE > GEOMORPHOLOGY > TECTONIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES
SOLID EARTH > GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES > TECTONIC LANDFORMS
SOLID EARTH > ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS > BEDROCK LITHOLOGY
SOLID EARTH > ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS > IGNEOUS ROCKS
SOLID EARTH > ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS > METAMORPHIC ROCKS
SOLID EARTH > ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS > MINERALS
SOLID EARTH > ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS > SEDIMENTARY ROCKS
SOLID EARTH > ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS > SEDIMENTS
ISO Topic Category
Use Constraints for use at 1 : 1,000,000 scale
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: Online
Distribution Format: Arc/Info
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: barazangi at geology.cornell.edu
Cornell University Snee Hall Department of Geological Sciences
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 14853
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-08-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-03-26