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AIRS-CloudSat cloud mask and radar reflectivities collocation indexesEntry ID: GES_DISC_AIRS_CPR_IND_V3.1
Abstract: This is AIRS-AMSU-CloudSat collocation indexes, in ASCII format. These data map CloudSat profile indexes to the collocated AMSU field of views, and AIRS IR footprints, per AIRS 6-min granule time. Hence it can be considered as Level 1. These data are created within the frames of the MEaSUREs project.
The basic task is to bring together retrievals of water vapor and cloud properties from multiple ... "A-train" instruments (AIRS, AMSR-E, MODIS, AMSU, MLS, & CloudSat), classify each "scene" (instrument look) using the cloud information, and develop a merged, multi-sensor climatology of atmospheric water vapor as a function of altitude, stratified by the cloud classes. This is a large science analysis project that will require the use of SciFlo technologies to discover and organize all of the datasets, move and cache datasets as required, find space/time "matchups" between pairs of instruments, and process years of satellite data to produce the climate data records.
The short name for this collections is AIRS_CPR_IND.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Eric Fetzer, Brian Wilson, and Gerald Manipon
Dataset Title: AIRS-CloudSat cloud mask and radar reflectivities collocation indexes
Dataset Series Name: AIRS_CPR_IND
Dataset Release Date: June 6, 2012
Dataset Release Place: Greenbelt, MD, USA
Dataset Publisher: Goddard Earth Science Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC)
Issue Identification: AIRS_CPR_IND_3.1
Data Presentation Form: Digital Science Data
Other Citation Details: http://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/datacollection/AIRS_CPR_IND_V3.1.htmlOnline Resource: http://disc.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/daac-bin/DataHoldingsMEASURES.pl?PROG...
Start Date: 2006-06-15Stop Date: 2011-03-11
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Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 45 Mb
Distribution Format: UF
Email: rutledge at atmos.colostate.edu
30750 Weld County Road 45
Province or State: Colorado
Postal Code: 80631
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: ghrcdaac at itsc.uah.edu
320 Sparkman Dr.
Province or State: AL
Postal Code: 35805
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-03-11
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-03-11