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 Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Standard Retrieval Product consists of retrieved estimates of CO2, plus estimates of the errors associated with the retrieval. In contrast to AIRX2RET, the horizontal resolution of this standard product is about 110 km (1x1 degree). An AIRS granule has been set as 6 minutes of data, 15 footprints cross track by 22 lines along track.
(The Shortname for this product is AIRX2STC).
With the availability of newly released V6 products, this product is no longer produced effective 2012-02-29.