AIRS/Aqua Level 2 Standard physical retrieval (AIRS+AMSU) V005 (AIRX2RET) at GES DISCEntry ID: GES_DISC_AIRX2RET_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 Standard Retrieval Product consists of retrieved estimates of cloud and surface properties, plus profiles of retrieved temperature, water vapor, ozone, carbon monoxide and methane. Estimates of the errors associated with these quantities will also be part of the Standard Product. The temperature profile vertical resolution is 28 levels total between 1100 mb and 0.1 mb, while moisture profile is reported at 14 atmospheric layers between 1100 mb and 50 mb. The horizontal resolution is 50 km. An AIRS granule has been set as 6 minutes of data, 30 footprints cross track by 45 lines along track.
(The Shortname for this product is AIRX2RET).
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: AIRS Science Team/Moustafa Chahine
Dataset Title: AIRS/Aqua Level 2 Standard physical retrieval (AIRS+AMSU)
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 DataOnline Resource: http://disc.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/AIRS/data-holdings/by-data-product/ai...
Start Date: 2002-08-30Stop Date: 2013-02-28
CRYOSPHERE > GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS
CRYOSPHERE > GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS > GLACIER MASS BALANCE/ICE SHEET MASS BALANCE
CRYOSPHERE > GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS > GLACIER THICKNESS/ICE SHEET THICKNESS
CRYOSPHERE > GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS > GLACIERS
CRYOSPHERE > GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS > ICE SHEETS
CRYOSPHERE > SEA ICE > ICE DEPTH/THICKNESS
CRYOSPHERE > SEA ICE > ICE GROWTH/MELT
CRYOSPHERE > SEA ICE > SEA ICE CONCENTRATION
CRYOSPHERE > SEA ICE > SNOW MELT
CRYOSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > ICE GROWTH/MELT
CRYOSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > SNOW MELT
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > ICE GROWTH/MELT
CLIMATE INDICATORS > CRYOSPHERIC INDICATORS > ICE EXTENT
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-06-02
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-02-08