AIRS/Aqua Level 3 Pentad quantization in physical units (AIRS+AMSU+HSB) V005 (AIRH3QP5) at GES DISCEntry ID: GES_DISC_AIRH3QP5_V005
Abstract: AIRS/Aqua Level 3 pentad quantization product in physical units (With HSB).
The quantization products (QP) are distributional summaries derived from the Level-2 standard retrieval products (of swath type) to provide a more comprehensive set of statistical summaries than the traditional means and standard deviation. The QP products combine the Level 2 standard ... data parameters over grid cells of 5 x 5 deg spatial extent for temporal periods of five days. Pentads always start on the 1st, 6th, 11th, 16th, 21st, and 26th days of the month and may contain as few as 3 days of data or as much as 6 days. They preserve the multivariate distributional features of the original data and so provide a compressed data set that more accurately describes the disparate atmospheric states that is in the original Level-2 swath data set.
The geophysical parameters are: Air Temperature and Water Vapor profiles (11 levels/layers), Cloud fraction (vertical distribution).
(The Shortname for this product is AIRH3QP5).
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: AIRS Science Team/Moustafa Chahine
Dataset Title: AIRS/Aqua Level 3 Pentad quantization in physical units (AIRS+AMSU+HSB)
Dataset Release Date: 2007-07-26
Dataset Release Place: Greenbelt, MD, USA
Dataset Publisher: Goddard Earth Science Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC)
Data Presentation Form: Digital Science DataOnline Resource: http://mirador.gsfc.nasa.gov/collections/AIRH3QP5__005.shtml
Start Date: 1978-07-01Stop Date: 1978-09-30
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > AIR TEMPERATURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS
OCEANS > OCEAN CIRCULATION > OCEAN CURRENTS
OCEANS > OCEAN HEAT BUDGET > HEAT FLUX
OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > WATER TEMPERATURE
OCEANS > OCEAN WAVES > WAVE HEIGHT
OCEANS > OCEAN WAVES > WAVE PERIOD
OCEANS > OCEAN WAVES > WAVE SPEED/DIRECTION
OCEANS > OCEAN WINDS > SURFACE WINDS
OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > CONDUCTIVITY
OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > SALINITY
Distribution Media: Online (FTP)
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: gsfc-gcmduso at mail.nasa.gov
Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2000-10-10