OMI/Aura Multi-wavelength Aerosol Optical Depth and Single Scattering Albedo 1-orbit L2 Swath 13x24 km

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Pepin Veefkind, Ph.D
Publication_Date: 2012
Title: OMI/Aura Multi-wavelength Aerosol Optical Depth and Single Scattering Albedo 1-orbit L2 Swath 13x24 km
Edition: 003
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Digital Science Data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: OMAERO
Issue_Identification:
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Publisher:
Other_Citation_Details:
http://aura.gsfc.nasa.gov/
Online_Linkage: http://disc.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/datacollection/OMAERO_V003.html
Description:
Abstract:
The improved Level-2 OMI Aerosol Product 'OMAERO' is now available (http://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/Aura/OMI/omaero_v003.shtml ) from NASA GSFC Earth Sciences (GES) Data and Information Services Center (DISC) for public access. This is the second public release of version 003. The data was re-processed in late 2011 using an improved algorithm (processing version 1.2.3.1). After some quick validation the reprocessed data was released to the public in March 2012. There are two Level-2 Aura OMI aerosol products OMAERUV and OMAERO. The OMAERUV product uses the near-UV algorithm. The OMAERO product is based on the multi-wavelength algorithm and that uses up to 20 wavelength bands between 331 nm and 500 nm. OMAERO retrieval algorithm is developed by the KNMI OMI Team Scientists. Drs. Deborah Stein-Zweers, Martin Sneep and Pepijn Veefkind are now the key investigators of this product. The OMAERO product contains Aerosol Optical Depths, Single Scatterin Albedo and other ancillary and geolocation informations. (The shortname for this Level-2 Aerosol Product is OMAERO_V003) OMAERO files are stored in EOS Hierarchical Data Format (HDF-EOS5). Each file contains data from the day lit portion of an orbit (~53 minutes). There are approximately 14 orbits per day. The maximum file size for the OMAERO data product is about 6 Mbytes. A short OMAERO Readme Documnt that includes brief algorithm description, data quality related issues is available from the site(http://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/Aura/OMI/documents/v003/OMAERO_README.doc) Data Category Parameters: The OMAERO data file contains a swath which consists of two groups: Data fields: aerosol optical thickness, single scattering albedo, aerosol absorption indices, aerosol type, layer height, Aerosol Extinction Optical Depths and other intermediate and ancillary parameters and Data Quality Flags. Geolocation Fields: Latitude, Longitude, Time(TAI93), Seconds, Solar Zenith Angles, Viewing Zenith Angles, Relative Azimuth Angle, Terrain Pressure, Ground Pixel Quality Flags.
Purpose:
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Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Ahmad, S. P., P. F. Levelt, P. K. Bhartia, E. Hilsenrath, G. W. Leppelmeier,and J. E. Johnson, "Atmospheric Products from the Ozone Monitoring Instrument(OMI)", Proceedings of SPIE conference on Earth Observing Systems VIII, San Diego, California, Aug 3-8, 2003. http://disc.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/acdisc/ozone/docs/omi-spie-2003.doc Brinksma, E. J., K. F. Boersma, and P. F. Levelt, OMI-Validation Requirements, May 16, 2003. Levelt, P.F., G.H.J. van den Oord, M.R. Dobber, A. Malkki, H. Visser, J. de Vries, P. Stammes, J. Lundell and H. Saari, The Ozone Monitoring Instrument, IEEE Trans. Geo. Rem. Sens., 2006, Vol. 44, No. 5, 1093-1101, doi:10.1109/TGRS.2006.872333. Levelt, P.F., E. Hilsenrath, G.W. Leppelmeier, G.H.J. van den Oord, P.K. Bhartia, J. Tamminen, J.F. de Haan en J.P. Veefkind, Science Objectives of the Ozone Monitoring Instrument, IEEE Trans. Geo. Rem. Sens., 2006, Vol. 44, No. 5, 1199-1208, doi:10.1109/TGRS.2006.872336. Levelt, P.F., J. P. Veefkind, R. H. M. Voors, and J. de Vries, "Instrument Description", Algorithm Theoretical Baseline Document: OMI Instrument, Level 0 - 1B processor, Calibration & Operations, P. F. Levelt (ed.), vol. I, ATBD-OMI-01, version 2, Aug. 2002. http://eospso.gsfc.nasa.gov/eos_homepage/for_scientists/atbd/docs/OMI/ ATBD-OMI-01.pdf More, J.J., The Levenberg-Marquardt algorithm: implementation and theory. In Numerical Analysis Proceedings (Dundee, June 28 - July 1, 1977, G. A.Watson, Editor), Lecture Notes in Mathematics 630, Springer-Verlag, 1978. Torres, O., R. Decae, J.P. Veefkind, and G. de Leeuw, OMI Aerosol Retrieval Algorithm, in OMI Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document: Clouds, Aerosols, and Surface UV Irradiance, Vol. 3, version 2, (OMI-ATBD-03, P. Stammes, Ed.), http://eospso.gsfc.nasa.gov/ eos_homepage/for_scientists/atbd/docs/OMI/ATBDOMI- 03.pdf, 2002. Schoeberl, M.R., A.R. Douglass, E. Hilsenrath, P.K. Bhartia, R. Beer, J.W. Waters, M.R. Gunson, L. Froidevaux, J.C. Gille, J.J. Barnett, P.F. Levelt and P. DeCola, Overview of the EOS aura mission, IEEE Trans. Geo. Rem. Sens., 2006, Vol. 44, No. 5, 1066-1074, doi:10.1109/TGRS.2005.861950. Schoeberl, M.R., A.R. Douglass, E. Hilsenrath, P.K. Bhartia, J. Barnett, J. Gille, R. Beer, M. Gunson, J. Waters, P.F. Levelt,P. DeCola, "The EOS Aura Mission," EOS, Transactions, American Geophysical Union 85 , Number 18, 4 May 2004. [Preprint] http://aura.gsfc.nasa.gov/project/eos-agu-aura-article.pdf Veihelmann, B., P.F. Levelt, P. Stammes and J.P. Veefkind, Aerosol Information Content in OMI Spectral Reflectance Measurements, submitted to ACP, 2007.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20041001
Ending_Date: Unknown
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -180.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 180.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 90.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -90.0
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD INSTRUMENT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > AEROSOLS > AEROSOL EXTINCTION > AEROSOL EXTINCTION OPTICAL DEPTH
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > AEROSOLS > AEROSOL EXTINCTION > AEROSOL SINGLE SCATTERING ALBEDO
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > AEROSOLS > AEROSOL OPTICAL DEPTH/THICKNESS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > AEROSOLS > AEROSOL PARTICLE PROPERTIES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > AEROSOLS > CARBONACEOUS AEROSOLS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > AEROSOLS > DUST/ASH/SMOKE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > AEROSOLS > ORGANIC PARTICLES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > AEROSOLS > SULFATE PARTICLES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > AIR QUALITY > PARTICULATES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > AIR QUALITY > TURBIDITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > AIR QUALITY > VISIBILITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS > BIOMASS BURNING
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS > INDUSTRIAL EMISSIONS
Theme_Keyword: AURA > EARTH OBSERVING SYSTEM, AURA
Theme_Keyword: OMI > OZONE MONITORING INSTRUMENT
Theme_Keyword: EOSDIS > EARTH OBSERVING SYSTEM DATA INFORMATION SYSTEM
Theme_Keyword: ESIP > EARTH SCIENCE INFORMATION PARTNERS PROGRAM
Theme_Keyword: AURA > EARTH OBSERVING SYSTEM (EOS), AURA
Theme_Keyword: CWIC > CEOS WGISS INTEGRATED CATALOG
Theme_Keyword: Aerosol Optical Depth
Theme_Keyword: Aerosol Extinction Optical Depth
Theme_Keyword: Aerosol Single Scattering Albedo
Theme_Keyword: Uv Aerosol Index
Theme_Keyword: Visible Aerosol Index
Theme_Keyword: Air Pollutant
Theme_Keyword: Aerosol Layer Height
Theme_Keyword: Aerosol Type
Theme_Keyword: Dust
Theme_Keyword: Smoke
Theme_Keyword: ENVIRONMENT
Theme_Keyword: HEALTH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
Temporal:
Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Temporal_Keyword: Approx 1 Hour (day Time Orbit)
Temporal_Keyword: Hourly - < Daily
Access_Constraints: Not Available
Use_Constraints:
There are no use constraints.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: DEBORAH STEIN-ZWEERS, PH. D
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: PEPIJN VEEFKIND, PH. D
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: KNMI
Address: P.O.Box 201
City: De Bilt
State_or_Province: AE
Postal_Code: 3730
Country: NL
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: KNMI
Address: P.O.Box 201
City: De Bilt
State_or_Province: AE
Postal_Code: 3730
Country: NL
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
This data set is the second public release of version 003. Quality of data is better than the earlier version. However, this reprocessed data is not fully validated yet.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Not Available
Completeness_Report:
Not Available
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Not Available
Process_Date: Unknown
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 13 km
Longitude_Resolution: 24 km
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
Vertical_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Altitude_System_Definition:
Altitude_Datum_Name: Not Available
Altitude_Resolution: Approx 80 km (atmospheric column)
Altitude_Distance_Units: Not Available
Altitude_Encoding_Method: Implicit coordinate
Depth_System_Definition:
Depth_Datum_Name: Not Available
Depth_Resolution: Approx 80 km (atmospheric column)
Depth_Distance_Units: Not Available
Depth_Encoding_Method: Implicit coordinate
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NASA/GSFC/SED/ESD/GCDC/GESDISC > 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
Contact_Person: GES DISC HELP DESK SUPPORT GROUP
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center
Address: Code 610.2
Address: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
City: Greenbelt
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20771
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-614-5224
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-614-5268
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gsfc-help-disc@lists.nasa.gov
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NASA/GSFC/SED/ESD/GCDC/GESDISC/ACDISC > Atmospheric Composition Data Center, Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center, Global Change Data Center, Earth Sciences Division, Science and Exploration Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA
Contact_Person: ACDISC USER SUPPORT OFFICE
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center
Address: Code 610.2
Address: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
City: Greenbelt
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20771
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-614-5224
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-614-5268
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gsfc-help-disc@lists.nasa.gov
Resource_Description: OMAERO
Resource_Description: OMAERO
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: HDF-EOS5
Transfer_Size: Approx 10 MB per file
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://disc.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/acdisc/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
ftp://aurapar2u.ecs.nasa.gov/data/s4pa/Aura_OMI_Le...
Access_Instructions:
Access the OMI Level-2 Aerosol Data Product OMAERO by FTP.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://mirador.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/mirador/homep...
Access_Instructions:
Direct Access to OMI Level-2 Aerosol Data Product OMAERO from the GES DISC Mirador fast search and download system
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://aurapar2u.ecs.nasa.gov/opendap/Aura_OMI_Lev...
Access_Instructions:
Access the OMI Level-2 Aerosol Data Product OMAERO through OPeNDAP.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://disc.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/SSW/#keywords=OMAERO...
Access_Instructions:
Access the OMI Level-2 Aerosol Data Product OMAERO using Simple Subset Wizard (Search and subset by date and spatial region).
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://reverb.echo.nasa.gov/reverb/#utf8=%E2%9C%93...
Access_Instructions:
Search OMI Level-2 Aerosol Data Product OMAERO using ECHO's next generation Earth Science discovery tool (Reverb).
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://aura.gsfc.nasa.gov/instruments/omi/http://w...
Access_Instructions:
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
ftp://aurapar2u.ecs.nasa.gov/data/s4pa/Aura_OMI_Le...
Access_Instructions:
User Guide for OMI Data Products
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://disc.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/Aura/data-holdings/O...
Access_Instructions:
ReadMe for OMAERO_V003
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://disc.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/Aura/data-holdings/O...
Access_Instructions:
FileSpec for OMAERO_V003
Fees: None
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20070410
Metadata_Review_Date: 20140516
Metadata_Future_Review_Date: 20150130
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: JENNIFER C. WEI, PH. D
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center
Address: Code 610.2
Address: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
City: Greenbelt
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20771
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-614-6558
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: jennifer.c.wei@nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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