MISR Level 3 Quarterly (seasonal) Component Global Aerosol Product in netCDF V004Entry ID: MIL3QAEN4
Abstract: The MISR Level 3 Quarterly (Seasonal) Component Global Aerosol Product in netCDF format contains a statistical summary of column aerosol 555 nanometer optical depth, and a monthly aerosol compositional type frequency histogram. This data product is a global summary of the Level 2 aerosol parameters of interest averaged over a quarter (seasonal) and reported on a geographic grid, with resolution ... of 0.5 degree by 0.5 degree. The seasons are winter (December from previous year, January, February), spring (March, April, May), summer (June, July, August), and fall (September, October, November).
The MISR instrument consists of nine pushbroom cameras which measure radiance in four spectral bands. Global coverage is achieved in nine days. The cameras are arranged with one camera pointing toward the nadir, four cameras pointing forward and four cameras pointing aftward. It takes 7 minutes for all nine cameras to view the same surface location. The view angles relative to the surface reference ellipsoid, are 0, 26.1, 45.6, 60.0, and 70.5 degrees. The spectral band shapes are nominally gaussian, centered at 443, 555, 670, and 865 nm.
Start Date: 2000-03-01
Latitude Resolution: 0.5 Degree
Longitude Resolution: 0.5 Degree
Horizontal Resolution Range: 50 km - < 100 km or approximately .5 degree - < 1 degree
Temporal Resolution: Quarter (Seasonal)
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Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: support-asdc at earthdata.nasa.gov
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Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 23681-2199
Email: david.j.diner at nasa.gov
Jet Propulsion Laboratory 4800 Oak Grove Drive
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 91109-8099
Diner, D.J., J.C. Beckert, T.H. Reilly, C.J. Bruegge, J.E. Conel, R. Kahn, J.V. Martonchik, T.P. Ackerman, R. Davies, S.A.W. Gerstl, H.R. Gordon, J-P. Muller,
R.B. Myneni,R.J. Sellers, B. Pinty, and M.M. Verstraete (1988). Multiangle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) description and experiment overview. IEEE Trans. Geosci. Rem. Sens., Vol. 36, pp 1072-1087.
Martonchik, J.V., ... D.J. Diner, B. Pinty, M.M. Verstraete, R.B. Myneni, Yu.
Knyazikhin, and H.R. Gordon (1988). Determination of land and ocean reflectance, radiative, and biophysical properties using multi-angle imaging, IEEE Trans. Teosci. Rem. Sens., Vol. 36, pp 1266-1281.
A complete list of references can be found on the MISR web site's Publications page. (http://misr.jpl.nasa.gov/publications/peerReviewed/)
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-02-02
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-12-27