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AIRS/Aqua Level 3 Pentad quantization in physical units (AIRS-only) V005 (AIRS3QP5) at GES DISCEntry ID: GES_DISC_AIRS3QP5_V005
Abstract: AIRS/Aqua Level 3 pentad quantization product in physical units (AIRS Only).
The quantization products (QP) are distributional summaries derived from the Level-2 standard retrieval products (of swath type) to provide a more comprehensive set of statistical summaries than the traditional means and standard deviation. The QP products combine the Level 2 standard data ... parameters over grid cells of 5 x 5 deg spatial extent for temporal periods of five days. Pentads always start on the 1st, 6th, 11th, 16th, 21st, and 26th days of the month and may contain as few as 3 days of data or as much as 6 days. They preserve the multivariate distributional features of the original data and so provide a compressed data set that more accurately describes the disparate atmospheric states that is in the original Level-2 swath data set.
The geophysical parameters are: Air Temperature and Water Vapor profiles (11 levels/layers), Cloud fraction (vertical distribution).
(The Shortname for this product is AIRS3QP5)
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Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +1 206 221-6332
Fax: +1 206 543-0489
Email: stone at geology.washington.edu
Department of Earth and Space Sciences and Quaternary Research Center Box 351310 University of Washington
Province or State: Washington State
Postal Code: 98195-1310
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2002-11-21
Last DIF Revision Date: 2010-07-09