AIRS/Aqua Level 1B Infrared (IR) quality assurance subset V005 (AIRIBQAP) at GES DISC
Entry ID: GES_DISC_AIRIBQAP_V005

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Summary
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 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 IR Level 1B QA Subset contains Quality Assurance (QA)
parameters that a user of may use to filter AIRS IR Level 1B radiance
data to create a subset of analysis. QA parameters indicate quality of
granule-per-channel, scan-per-channel, field of view, and channel and
should be accessed before any data of analysis. It also contains
"glintlat", "glintlon", and "sun_glint_distant" that users can use to
check for possibility of solar glint contamination.

AIRS IR Level 1B radiance data can be found in AIRIBRAD.

(The Shortname for this product is AIRIBQAP).

Coverage: Global, Twice Daily (Daytime and Nighttime)
Resolution: 13.5 km at nadir; 41 km x 21.4 km at the scan extremes
Spectral Range: 2378 channels from
3.74 - 4.61 um
6.20 - 8.22 um
8.8 - 15.4 um

Related URL
Link: GET DATA > ON-LINE ARCHIVE
Description: Access the AIRS Level 1B Infrared (IR) Quality Assurance Subset data by FTP.


Link: GET DATA > MIRADOR
Description: Access the AIRS Level 1B Infrared (IR) Quality Assurance Subset data via MIRADOR.


Link: GET DATA > OPENDAP DIRECTORY (DODS)
Description: Access the AIRS Level 1B Infrared (IR) Quality Assurance Subset data through OPeNDAP.


Link: GET DATA > REVERB
Description: Refine your granule search with ECHO's next generation Earth Science discovery tool (Reverb) using information from this record.


Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: AIRS home page at NASA/JPL. General information on the AIRS instrument, algorithms, and other AIRS-related activities can be found.


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: AIRS data support home page at Goddard Earth Sciences Data Information and Service Center/Distributed Active Archive Center (GES DISC DAAC). Online
documentation, software to read, visualize and analyze AIRS data and data access information are available from this web site.


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: Quality Assurance (QA) Documentation


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION > USER'S GUIDE
Description: README Document for AIRIBQAP


Geographic Coverage
 N: 90.0 S: -90.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: AIRS Science Team/Moustafa Chahine
Dataset Title: AIRS/Aqua Level 1B Infrared (IR) quality assurance subset
Dataset Series Name: AIRIBQAP
Dataset Release Date: 2007-07-26
Dataset Release Place: Greenbelt, MD, USA
Dataset Publisher: Goddard Earth Science Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC)
Version: 005
Data Presentation Form: Digital Science Data
Online Resource: http://disc.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/datacollection/AIRIBQAP_V005.html


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2002-08-30


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL LAND
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL OCEAN


Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 13.5 kilometers IFOV at nadir; 41 kilometers x 21.4 kilometers at scan extremes
Longitude Resolution: 13.5 kilometers IFOV at nadir; 41 kilometers x 21.4 kilometers at scan extremes
Temporal Resolution: Twice per day; Day and Night; Orbital repeat cycle 16 days


Science Keywords
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >INFRARED WAVELENGTHS >INFRARED RADIANCE    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER


Platform
AQUA >Earth Observing System, AQUA    [Information]


Instrument
AIRS >Atmospheric Infrared Sounder    [Information]


Project
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]


Access Constraints
Data are expected to be available from the GSFC Earth Sciences (GES)
Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC) about one year after
launch. The DAAC Science Team will provide regular updates regarding
data product releases in the future.


Keywords
RADIANCE
INFRARED
GEOLOCATED
FLUX
EOSDIS


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Originating Center
GES DAAC


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    [Information]
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: FTP
Distribution_Size: 3.8 MB
Distribution_Format: HDF-EOS
Fees: None


Personnel
ED ESFANDIARI
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 301-614-5960
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: asghar.e.esfandiari at 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



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-12-06
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-12-18
Future DIF Review Date: 2015-06-30

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