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SeaWiFS Deep Blue Aerosol Optical Depth and Angstrom Exponent Daily Level 3 Data Gridded at 0.5 Degrees
Entry ID: GES_DISC_SWDB_L305_V003

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Summary
Abstract: One of the key components of NASAs Earth Science Research Strategy to better understand the complex nature of Earths climate is the determination of the global radiation balance. Comprehensive regional-to-global climate models (R/GCM) are playing an ever-greater role in addressing this issue. Because of their important role in modifying the radiative energy balance, the characteristics of ... View entire text
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Description: Access to the SeaWiFS Deep Blue Level 3 dataset by FTP.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: N. Christina Hsu, Corey Bettenhausen, Andrew Sayer, and M.-J. Jeong
Dataset Title: SeaWiFS Deep Blue Aerosol Optical Depth and Angstrom Exponent Daily Level 3 Data Gridded at 0.5 Degrees
Dataset Release Date: December 21, 2011
Dataset Release Place: Greenbelt, MD, USA
Dataset Publisher: Goddard Space Flight Center Distributed Active Archive Center (GSFC DAAC)
Version: 003
Data Presentation Form: Digital Science Data
Online Resource: http://disc.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/daac-bin/DataHoldingsMEASURES.pl?PROG...
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1997-09-03
Stop Date: 2010-12-11
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 1/2 degrees
Longitude Resolution: 1/2 degrees
Horizontal Resolution Range: 50 km - < 100 km or approximately .5 degree - < 1 degree
Temporal Resolution: Daily
Temporal Resolution Range: Daily - < Weekly
Quality For information on data quality and proper use of the data, see
1. Sayer, A. M., N. C. Hsu, C. Bettenhausen, Z. Ahmad, B. N. Holben, A. Smirnov, G. E. Thomas, and J. Zhang (2012), SeaWiFS Ocean Aerosol Retrieval (SOAR): Algorithm, validation, and comparison with other data sets, J. Geophys. Res., 117, D03206, doi:10.1029/2011JD016599

2. Sayer, A. M., Hsu, N. C., Bettenhausen, C., Jeong, M.-J., Holben, B. N., and Zhang, J. (2012): Global and regional evaluation of over-land spectral aerosol optical depth retrievals from SeaWiFS, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 5, 1761-1778, doi:10.5194/amt-5-1761-2012
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
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 Supplemental Info
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/HTTP
Distribution Format: HDF5
Fees: Free
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 301-614-5383
Email: corey.bettenhausen at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Code 613.2
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
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Publications/References
Sayer, A. M., N. C. Hsu, C. Bettenhausen, Z. Ahmad, B. N. Holben, A. Smirnov, G. E. Thomas, and J. Zhang (2012), SeaWiFS Ocean Aerosol Retrieval (SOAR): Algorithm, validation, and comparison with other data sets, J. Geophys. Res., 117, D03206, doi:10.1029/2011JD016599

Sayer, A. M., Hsu, N. C., Bettenhausen, C., Jeong, M.-J., Holben, B. N., and Zhang, J. (2012): Global and regional evaluation of ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-12-14
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-07-10

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