AIRS/Aqua Level 2 Standard physical retrieval (AIRS+AMSU)

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: AIRS Science Team/Moustafa Chahine
Publication_Date: 20070726
Title: AIRS/Aqua Level 2 Standard physical retrieval (AIRS+AMSU)
Edition: 005
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Digital Science Data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: AIRX2RET_NRT
Issue_Identification:
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Greenbelt, MD, USA
Publisher: Goddard Earth Science Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC)
Other_Citation_Details:
Online_Linkage: http://disc.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/AIRS/data-holdings/by-data-product/airsL2_Std.shtml
Description:
Abstract:
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 Standard Retrieval Product consists of retrieved estimates of cloud and surface properties, plus profiles of retrieved temperature, water vapor, ozone, carbon monoxide and methane. Estimates of the errors associated with these quantities will also be part of the Standard Product. The temperature profile vertical resolution is 28 levels total between 1100 mb and 0.1 mb, while moisture profile is reported at 14 atmospheric layers between 1100 mb and 50 mb. The horizontal resolution is 50 km. An AIRS granule has been set as 6 minutes of data, 30 footprints cross track by 45 lines along track. (The Shortname for this product is AIRX2RET_NRT).
Purpose:
Not Available
Supplemental_Information:
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Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20140716
Ending_Date: 20140723
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_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > AIR QUALITY > CARBON MONOXIDE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > AIR QUALITY > TROPOSPHERIC OZONE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ALTITUDE > GEOPOTENTIAL HEIGHT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ALTITUDE > TROPOPAUSE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > SURFACE AIR TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > TEMPERATURE PROFILES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > PRECIPITABLE WATER
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > WATER VAPOR PROFILES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > OUTGOING LONGWAVE RADIATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > LAND TEMPERATURE > SKIN TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SURFACE RADIATIVE PROPERTIES > EMISSIVITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY > CARBON AND HYDROCARBON COMPOUNDS > METHANE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD PROPERTIES > CLOUD FREQUENCY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD PROPERTIES > CLOUD TOP PRESSURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD PROPERTIES > CLOUD TOP TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: AQUA > EARTH OBSERVING SYSTEM, AQUA
Theme_Keyword: AIRS > ATMOSPHERIC INFRARED SOUNDER
Theme_Keyword: AMSU-A > ADVANCED MICROWAVE SOUNDING UNIT-A
Theme_Keyword: EOSDIS > EARTH OBSERVING SYSTEM DATA INFORMATION SYSTEM
Theme_Keyword: ESIP > EARTH SCIENCE INFORMATION PARTNERS PROGRAM
Theme_Keyword: AQUA > EARTH OBSERVING SYSTEM (EOS), AQUA
Theme_Keyword: Spectral Ir Surface Emissivities
Theme_Keyword: Lance
Theme_Keyword: Spectral Microwave Surface Emissivities
Theme_Keyword: Water Vapor Saturation Mass Mixing Ratio
Theme_Keyword: Water Vapor Mass Mixing Ratio
Theme_Keyword: Nrt
Theme_Keyword: Relative_start_date: -7
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Theme_Keyword: ENVIRONMENT
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: OCEANS
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > INDIAN OCEAN
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL LAND
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL OCEAN
Temporal:
Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Temporal_Keyword: Twice Per Day; Day And Night; Orbital Repeat Cycle 16 Days
Access_Constraints: You must register using the EOSDIS User Registration System in order to access LANCE NRT AIRS data. You can register at https://users.eosdis.nasa.gov/users/new
Use_Constraints:
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Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name: http://disc.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/AIRS/data-holdings/by-data-product/images/airx2ret.jpg
Browse_Graphic_File_Description:
AIRS level 2 Standard Retrieval
Browse_Graphic_File_Type:
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Differences Between the AIRS Near Real Time and Routine processing are described in the following document: Difference between AIRS NRT and Standard Products http://disc.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/nrt/documentation/airs-nrt-documentation/nrt-memo.pdf In addition, users should read information contained within the three documents below to avoid misuse of the L2 products in their research: V5_CalVal_Status_Summary.pdf http://disc.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/AIRS/documentation/v5_docs/AIRS_V5_Release_User_Docs/V5_CalVal_Status_Summary.pdf V5_L2_Standard Product_QuickStart.pdf (http://disc.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/AIRS/documentation/v5_docs/AIRS_V5_Release_User_Docs/V5_L2_Standard_Product_QuickStart.pdf) V5_L2_Quality_Control_and_Error_Estimation.pdf (http://disc.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/AIRS/documentation/v5_docs/AIRS_V5_Release_User_Docs/V5_L2_Quality_Control_and_Error_Estimation.pdf)
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: 50 kilometers
Longitude_Resolution: 50 kilometers
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
Vertical_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Altitude_System_Definition:
Altitude_Datum_Name: Not Available
Altitude_Resolution: 28 pressure levels, 1100 mb - 0.1 mb;14 pressure layers for moisture profiles
Altitude_Distance_Units: Not Available
Altitude_Encoding_Method: Implicit coordinate
Depth_System_Definition:
Depth_Datum_Name: Not Available
Depth_Resolution: 28 pressure levels, 1100 mb - 0.1 mb;14 pressure layers for moisture profiles
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
Resource_Description: GES_DISC_AIRX2RET_NRT_V005
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: HDF-EOS
Transfer_Size: 4.7 MB
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
ftp://discnrt1.gesdisc.eosdis.nasa.gov/ftp/data/Aq...
Access_Instructions:
Access the AIRS/Aqua NRT Level 2 Standard Retrieval Product (without HSB) by FTP. User registration is required. Register for a username and password at https://urs.eosdis.nasa.gov/users/new
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://discnrt1.gesdisc.eosdis.nasa.gov/opendap/Aq...
Access_Instructions:
Access the AIRS/Aqua NRT Level 2 Standard Retrieval Product (without HSB) through OPeNDAP.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://discnrt1.gesdisc.eosdis.nasa.gov/datacastin...
Access_Instructions:
Access the AIRS/Aqua NRT Level 2 Standard Retrieval Product (without HSB) via datacasting.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www-airs.jpl.nasa.gov/
Access_Instructions:
AIRS home page at NASA/JPL. General information on the AIRS instrument, algorithms, and other AIRS-related activities can be found.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://disc.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/AIRS/
Access_Instructions:
AIRS data support home page at Goddard Earth Sciences Data Information and Service Center/Distributed Active Archive Center (GES DISC DAAC). Online documentation, software to read, visualize and analyze AIRS data and data access information are available from this website.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://disc.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/AIRS/data-holdings/b...
Access_Instructions:
AIRX2RET_NRT information
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://disc.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/nrt/data-holdings/ai...
Access_Instructions:
AIRS NRT information
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
ftp://airsl2.gesdisc.eosdis.nasa.gov/ftp/data/s4pa...
Access_Instructions:
README Document for AIRX2RET.
Fees: None
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20100722
Metadata_Review_Date: 20140523
Metadata_Future_Review_Date: 20150130
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: ED ESFANDIARI
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: 301-614-5960
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-614-5268
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: asghar.e.esfandiari@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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