AIRS/Aqua Level 3 Daily standard physical retrieval (AIRS-only) V005 (AIRS3STD) at GES DISC
Entry ID: GES_DISC_AIRS3STD_V005

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Summary
Abstract: The AIRS Only 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 AIRS3STD).

Related URL
Link: GET DATA > ON-LINE ARCHIVE
Description: Access the AIRS/Aqua Level 3 daily standard physical retrieval product (AIRS only) by FTP.


Link: GET DATA > MIRADOR
Description: Access the AIRS/Aqua Level 3 daily standard physical retrieval product (AIRS only) using the Mirador.


Link: GET DATA > OPENDAP DIRECTORY (DODS)
Description: Access the AIRS/Aqua Level 3 daily standard physical retrieval product (AIRS only) through OPeNDAP.


Link: GET DATA > SSW
Description: Access the AIRS/Aqua Level 3 daily standard physical retrieval product (AIRS only) using Simple Subset Wizard (Search and subset by date and spatial region).


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: GET SERVICE > GET WEB COVERAGE SERVICE (WCS)
Description: The getCapabilities operation of the NASA GES DISC AIRS Gridded L3 data Web Coverage Service. The response provides a brief description of the coverage data offered by this service


Link: GET SERVICE > GET WEB COVERAGE SERVICE (WCS)
Description: The describeCoverage operation of the NASA GES DISC Web Coverage Service for AIRS Gridded L3 AIRS3ST product data data. The response provides a detailed description of the coverage data offered by this service


Link: GET SERVICE > GET WEB COVERAGE SERVICE (WCS)
Link: GET SERVICE > GET WEB COVERAGE SERVICE (WCS)
Link: GET SERVICE > GET WEB COVERAGE SERVICE (WCS)
Link: GET SERVICE > GET WEB COVERAGE SERVICE (WCS)
Link: GET SERVICE > GET WEB COVERAGE SERVICE (WCS)
Link: GET SERVICE > GET WEB COVERAGE SERVICE (WCS)
Link: GET SERVICE > GET WEB COVERAGE SERVICE (WCS)
Link: GET SERVICE > GET WEB COVERAGE SERVICE (WCS)
Description: Get Coverage data example for NASA GES DISC Web Coverage Service for the AIRS Gridded L3 AIRS3ST product data.


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 > USER'S GUIDE
Description: README Document for AIRS3STD


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION > USER'S GUIDE
Description: AIRS Version 5 Processing Files Description Document


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 3 Daily standard physical retrieval (AIRS-only)
Dataset Series Name: AIRS3STD
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/AIRS3STD_V005.html


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2007-06-01


Location Keywords
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN
OCEAN > INDIAN OCEAN
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL LAND
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL OCEAN


Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 50 kilometers
Longitude Resolution: 50 kilometers
Temporal Resolution: Twice per day; Day and Night; Orbital repeat cycle 16 days


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ALTITUDE >TROPOPAUSE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >SURFACE PRESSURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >AIR TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >SKIN TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >SURFACE AIR TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >PRECIPITABLE WATER    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >WATER VAPOR    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD FREQUENCY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD HEIGHT    [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]
LAND SURFACE >LAND TEMPERATURE >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 >OXYGEN COMPOUNDS >OZONE    [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
Not publicly available at the moment.


Keywords
RADIANCE
INFRARED
CALIBRATED
GEOLOCATED
TEMPERATURE
EOSDIS


Data Set Progress
PLANNED


Originating Center
GES DISC


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: 40 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: 2006-12-19
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-12-18
Future DIF Review Date: 2015-06-30

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