AIRS/Aqua Granule map product V005 (AIRXAMAP) at GES DISC
Entry ID: GES_DISC_AIRXAMAP_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 (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.

An AIRS granule has been set as 6 minutes of data, 30 footprints cross track by 45 lines along track. The AIRS Granule Map Product consists of images of granule coverage in PDF and JPG format. The images are daily ones but updated every 6 minutes to capture any new available granule. Granules are assembled by ascending, descending, in north and south hemisphere, and the maps are in global cylindrical projection and satellite projection for better view.

(The Shortname for this product is AIRXAMAP).

Related URL
Link: GET DATA > ON-LINE ARCHIVE
Description: Access the AIRS Granule Map Product by FTP.


Link: GET RELATED VISUALIZATION
Description: AIRS Granule Map Image Page


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.


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 Granule map product
Dataset Series Name: AIRXAMAP
Dataset Release Date: 2012-03-08
Dataset Release Place: Greenbelt, MD, USA
Dataset Publisher: NASA 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/AIRXAMAP_V005.html


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2002-05-21


Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 2.3-kilometers Vis; 12-kilometers IR; 45-kilometers MW; at nadir
Longitude Resolution: 2.3-kilometers Vis; 12-kilometers IR; 45-kilometers MW; at nadir
Temporal Resolution: Twice per day; Day and Night


Science Keywords
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >INFRARED WAVELENGTHS >INFRARED RADIANCE >GRANULE COVERAGE    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >MICROWAVE >BRIGHTNESS TEMPERATURE >GRANULE COVERAGE    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
ENVIRONMENT
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION


Platform
AQUA >Earth Observing System, AQUA    [Information]


Instrument
AIRS >Atmospheric Infrared Sounder    [Information]
AMSU-A >Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit-A    [Information]


Project
EOSDIS >Earth Observing System Data Information System    [Information]
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


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: 2.6 MB
Distribution_Format: PDF/JPG
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: 2012-03-13
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-12-18
Future DIF Review Date: 2015-06-30

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