AIRS/Aqua Level 2 Cloud-cleared infrared radiances (AIRS-only) V005 (AIRS2CCF) at GES DISCEntry ID: GES_DISC_AIRS2CCF_V005
Abstract: This product is similar to AIRI2CCF. It is newest products produced using AIRS IR only because the radiometric noise in AMSU channel 4 started to increase significantly (since June 2007).
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.
Cloud-Cleared Radiances contain calibrated, geolocated channel-by-channel AIRS infrared radiances (milliWatts/m2/cm-1/steradian) that would have been observed within each Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit (AMSU) footprint if there were no clouds in the FOV and produced along with the AIRS Standard Product, as they are the radiances used to retrieve the Standard Product. Nevertheless, they are an order of magnitude larger in data volume than the remainder of the Standard Products and, many Standard Product users are expected to have little interest in the Cloud Cleared Radiance. For these reasons they are a separate output file, but like the Standard Product, are generated at all locations.
(The Shortname for this product is AIRS2CCF).
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: AIRS Science Team/Moustafa Chahine
Dataset Title: AIRS/Aqua Level 2 Cloud-cleared infrared radiances (AIRS-only)
Dataset Series Name: AIRS2CCF
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/datacollection/AIRS2CCF_V005.html
Start Date: 2007-05-31
Latitude Resolution: 50 kilometers
Longitude Resolution: 50 kilometers
Horizontal Resolution Range: 50 km - < 100 km or approximately .5 degree - < 1 degree
Temporal Resolution: Twice per day; Day and Night; Orbital repeat cycle 16 days
ISO Topic Category
Quality Users should read information contained within the three documents below to avoid misuse of the L2 products in their research.
Access Constraints Not publicly available at the moment.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 25.8 MB
Distribution Format: HDF-EOS
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: asghar.e.esfandiari at nasa.gov
Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center Code 610.2 NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-12-15
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-06-13
Future DIF Review Date: 2015-01-30