AIRS/Aqua Level 3 Daily standard physical retrieval (AIRS+AMSU) V005 (AIRX3STD) at GES DISC
Entry ID: GES_DISC_AIRX3STD_V005
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The AIRS 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 thermodynamic parameters are: Skin Temperature (land and sea surface), Air Temperature at the surface, Profiles of Air Temperature and Water Vapor, Tropopause Characteristics, Column Precipitable Water, Cloud Amount/Frequency, Cloud Height, Cloud Top Pressure, Cloud Top Temperature, Reflectance, Emissivity, Surface Pressure, Cloud Vertical Distribution.
The trace gases parameters are: Total Amounts and Vertical Profiles of Carbon Monoxide, Methane, and Ozone.
The actual names of the variables in the data files should be inferred from the Processing File Description document.
(The Shortname for this product is AIRX3STD).
With the availability of newly released V6 products, this product is no longer produced effective 2013/02/28.
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Description: README Document for AIRX3STD
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Description: AIRS Version 5 Processing Files Description Document
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Data Set Citation
AIRS Science Team/Moustafa Chahine
Dataset Title: AIRS/Aqua Level 3 Daily standard physical retrieval (AIRS+AMSU)
Dataset Series Name: AIRX3STD
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 Data
Online Resource: http://disc.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/datacollection/AIRX3STD_V005.html
|Start Date: 2002-08-31|
|Stop Date: 2013-02-28|
> ATLANTIC OCEAN
OCEAN > INDIAN OCEAN
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL LAND
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL OCEAN
Longitude Resolution: 1 degree
Temporal Resolution: Twice per day; Day and Night; Orbital repeat cycle 16 days
|ATMOSPHERE >AIR QUALITY >CARBON MONOXIDE [Definition]|
|ATMOSPHERE >ALTITUDE >GEOPOTENTIAL HEIGHT [Definition]|
|ATMOSPHERE >ALTITUDE >TROPOPAUSE [Definition]|
|ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >SURFACE PRESSURE [Definition]|
|ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >SURFACE TEMPERATURE [Definition]|
|ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >UPPER AIR TEMPERATURE [Definition]|
|ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >HUMIDITY [Definition]|
|ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >PRECIPITABLE WATER [Definition]|
|ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >WATER VAPOR [Definition]|
|ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >WATER VAPOR PROFILES [Definition]|
|ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD FREQUENCY [Definition]|
|ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD TOP PRESSURE [Definition]|
|ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD TOP TEMPERATURE [Definition]|
|ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD VERTICAL DISTRIBUTION [Definition]|
|ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >OUTGOING LONGWAVE RADIATION [Definition]|
|LAND SURFACE >SURFACE THERMAL PROPERTIES >SKIN TEMPERATURE [Definition]|
|LAND SURFACE >SURFACE RADIATIVE PROPERTIES >EMISSIVITY [Definition]|
|LAND SURFACE >SURFACE RADIATIVE PROPERTIES >REFLECTANCE [Definition]|
|OCEANS >OCEAN TEMPERATURE >SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE [Definition]|
|ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >CARBON AND HYDROCARBON COMPOUNDS >METHANE [Definition]|
|ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >OXYGEN COMPOUNDS >OZONE [Definition]|
ISO Topic Category
|AQUA >Earth Observing System, AQUA [Information]|
|AIRS >Atmospheric Infrared Sounder [Information]|
|AMSU-A >Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit-A [Information]|
|DODS >Distributed Oceanographic Data System [Information]|
|EOSDIS >Earth Observing System Data Information System [Information]|
|ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program [Information]|
|AQUA >Earth Observing System (EOS), AQUA [Information]|
|OPENDAP >Open-source Project for a Network Data Access Protocol [Information]|
|CWIC >CEOS WGISS Integrated Catalog [Information]|
The V5 Level 3 gridded products are derived from the Level 2 standard swath products. The Level 2 quality indicators determine which of the Level 2 Standard Product data are combined to create the Level 3 Product. It is important that the user of Level 3 Products become familiar with these quality indicators, and we urge the user to read the documentation describing the AIRS Level 2 Standard Products and the AIRS Level 2 Quality Control and Error Estimation for a description of the quality indicators, how they are set and how to use them. |
V5_L2_Standard Product_QuickStart.pdf (http://disc.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/AIRS/documentation/v5_docs/AIRS_V5_Re... V5_L2_Quality_Control_and_Error_Estimation.pdf (http://disc.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/AIRS/documentation/v5_docs/AIRS_V5_Re...
As a general rule, Level 2 retrieved quantities whose quality indicators are “best” (=0) or “good” (=1) are included in the sums that generate the Level 3 product.
|Total Integrated Column Water Vapor Burden|
|Microwave Spectral Emissivity|
|Surface IR Spectral Emissivity|
|Total Integrated Column Ozone Burden|
|Clear Sky Outgoing Longwave Radiation Flux|
|Outgoing Longwave Radiation Flux|
|Relative Humidity Profile|
|Cloud Layer Pressure At Coarse Cloud Resolution|
|Cloud Layer Pressure At Find Cloud Resolution|
|Water Vapor Mass Mixing Ratio|
|Total Integrated Column Carbon Monoxide|
|Effective Methane Volume Mixing Ratio|
|Effective Carbon Monoxide Volume Mixing Ratio|
|Total Integrated Cloud Liquid Water|
Data Set Progress
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
Data Center URL: http://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/
Distribution_Size: 40 MB
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: asghar.e.esfandiari at nasa.gov
Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
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