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AIRS/Aqua Level 2 CO2 in the free troposphere (AIRS+AMSU) V005 (AIRX2STC) at GES DISCEntry ID: GES_DISC_AIRX2STC_V005
Abstract: The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) is a facility instrument aboard the second Earth Observing System (EOS) polar-orbiting platform, EOS Aqua. In combination with the Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit (AMSU) and the Humidity Sounder for Brazil (HSB), AIRS constitutes an innovative atmospheric sounding group of visible, infrared, and microwave sensors. AIRS data will be generated ... continuously. Global coverage will be obtained twice daily (day and night) on a 1:30pm sun synchronous orbit from a 705-km altitude.
The AIRS Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Standard Retrieval Product consists of retrieved estimates of CO2, plus estimates of the errors associated with the retrieval. In contrast to AIRX2RET, the horizontal resolution of this standard product is about 110 km (1x1 degree). An AIRS granule has been set as 6 minutes of data, 15 footprints cross track by 22 lines along track.
(The Shortname for this product is AIRX2STC).
With the availability of newly released V6 products, this product is no longer produced effective 2012-02-29.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: AIRS Science Team/Moustafa Chahine
Dataset Title: AIRS/Aqua Level 2 CO2 in the free troposphere (AIRS+AMSU)
Dataset Series Name: AIRX2STC
Dataset Release Date: 2010-01-01
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://disc.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/datacollection/AIRX2STC_V005.html
Start Date: 2002-09-01Stop Date: 2012-02-29
Latitude Resolution: 110 kilometers
Longitude Resolution: 110 kilometers
Horizontal Resolution Range: 100 km - < 250 km or approximately 1 degree - < 2.5 degrees
Temporal Resolution: Twice per day; Day and Night; Orbital repeat cycle 16 days
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Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 0.4 MB
Distribution Format: HDF-EOS
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: asghar.e.esfandiari at nasa.gov
Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center Code 610.2 NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-08-11
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-12-18
Future DIF Review Date: 2015-06-30