MLS/Aura Level 2 Hydrogen Chloride (HCl) Mixing Ratio V003 (ML2HCL) at GES DISC
Entry ID: GES_DISC_ML2HCL_V003

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Summary
Abstract: ML2HCL is the EOS Aura Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS) standard product for hydrogen chloride derived from radiances measured primarily by the 640 GHz radiometer. The current version is 3.3/3.4. Spatial coverage is near-global (-82 deg. to +82 deg. latitude), with each profile spaced 1.5 deg. or ~165 km along the orbit track (roughly 15 orbits per day). The recommended useful vertical range is ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 82.0   S: -82.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0
Min Altitude: 100 HPA Max Altitude: 0.316 HPA

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: EOS MLS Science Team
Dataset Title: MLS/Aura Level 2 Hydrogen Chloride (HCl) Mixing Ratio
Dataset Series Name: ML2HCL
Dataset Release Date: 2011-01-19
Dataset Release Place: Greenbelt, MD, USA
Dataset Publisher: NASA Goddard Earth Science Data and Information Services Center
Version: 003
Data Presentation Form: Digital Science Data
Online Resource: http://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/datacollection/ML2HCL_V003.html
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2004-08-08
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 300 km at limb tagent point (along-track)
Longitude Resolution: 3 km at limb tagent point (cross-track)
Horizontal Resolution Range: 100 km - < 250 km or approximately 1 degree - < 2.5 degrees
Vertical Resolution: 3 - 6 km
Temporal Resolution: Twice per day; Day and Night; Orbital repeat cycle 16 days
Use Constraints Users are encouraged to register with the MLS science team at https://mls.jpl.nasa.gov/forms/reguser.php to obtain updates and information about this data product.
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Data Center
Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (formerly Goddard DAAC), Global Change Data Center, Earth Sciences Division, Science and Exploration Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: GES DISC HELP DESK SUPPORT GROUP
Phone: 301-614-5224
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: gsfc-help-disc at lists.nasa.gov
Contact Address:
Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center
Code 610.2
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Media: Online (FTP)
Distribution Size: 0.97 MB per file
Distribution Format: HDF-EOS5 (Swath)
Fees: None
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 818-354-6716
Email: data at mls.jpl.nasa.gov
Contact Address:
Mail Stop 183-701, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
4800 Oak Grove Drive
City: Pasadena
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 91109-8099
Country: USA
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Publications/References
* Mebarki, Y., V. Catoire, N. Huret, G. Berthet, C. Robert, and G. Poulet, "More evidence for very short-lived substance contribution to stratospheric chlorine inferred from HCl balloon-borne in situ measurements in the tropics", Atmos. Chem. Phys. 10, 397-409, 2010.

* Minschwaner, K., G.L. Manney, N.J. Livesey, H.C. Pumphrey, H.M. Pickett, L. Froidevaux, A. Lambert, ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2010-12-16
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-06-18
Future DIF Review Date: 2015-06-01
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