AIRS/Aqua Level 3 8-day standard physical retrieval (AIRS+AMSU)

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: AIRS Science Team/Moustafa Chahine
Publication_Date: 20070726
Title: AIRS/Aqua Level 3 8-day standard physical retrieval (AIRS+AMSU)
Edition: 005
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Digital Science Data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: AIRX3ST8
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/datacollection/AIRX3ST8_V005.html
Description:
Abstract:
The AIRS Level 3 8-Day Gridded Retrieval Product contains standard retrieval means, standard deviations and input counts. Each file covers an 8-day period, or one-half of the Aqua orbit repeat cycle. The mean values are simply the arithmetic means of the daily products, weighted by the number of input counts for each day in that grid box. The geophysical parameters have been averaged and binned into 1 x 1 deg grid cells, from -180.0 to +180.0 deg longitude and from -90.0 to +90.0 deg latitude. For each grid map of 4-byte floating-point mean values there is a corresponding 4-byte floating-point map of standard deviation and a 2-byte integer grid map of counts. The counts map provides the user with the number of points per bin that were included in the mean and can be used to generate custom multi-day maps from the daily gridded products. The thermodynamic parameters are: Skin Temperature (land and sea surface), Air Temperature at the surface, Profiles of Air Temperature and Water Vapor, Tropopause Characteristics, Column Precipitable Water, Cloud Amount/Frequency, Cloud Height, Cloud Top Pressure, Cloud Top Temperature, Reflectance, Emissivity, Surface Pressure, Cloud Vertical Distribution. The trace gases parameters are: Total Amounts and Vertical Profiles of Carbon Monoxide, Methane, and Ozone. The actual names of the variables in the data files should be inferred from the Processing File Description document. (The Shortname for this product is AIRX3ST8). With the availability of newly released V6 products, this product is no longer produced effective 2013/02/28.
Purpose:
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Supplemental_Information:
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Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20020901
Ending_Date: 20130228
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
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 > ALTITUDE > GEOPOTENTIAL HEIGHT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ALTITUDE > TROPOPAUSE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > SURFACE PRESSURE
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 > HUMIDITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > PRECIPITABLE WATER
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > WATER VAPOR
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > WATER VAPOR PROFILES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD PROPERTIES > CLOUD FREQUENCY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD MICROPHYSICS > CLOUD LIQUID WATER/ICE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD MICROPHYSICS > CLOUD PRECIPITABLE WATER
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD PROPERTIES > CLOUD TOP PRESSURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD PROPERTIES > CLOUD TOP TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD PROPERTIES > CLOUD VERTICAL DISTRIBUTION
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 > LAND SURFACE > SURFACE RADIATIVE PROPERTIES > REFLECTANCE
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 > ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY > OXYGEN COMPOUNDS > OZONE
Theme_Keyword: AQUA > EARTH OBSERVING SYSTEM, AQUA
Theme_Keyword: AIRS > ATMOSPHERIC INFRARED SOUNDER
Theme_Keyword: AMSU-A > ADVANCED MICROWAVE SOUNDING UNIT-A
Theme_Keyword: DODS > DISTRIBUTED OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA SYSTEM
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: OPENDAP > OPEN-SOURCE PROJECT FOR A NETWORK DATA ACCESS PROTOCOL
Theme_Keyword: CWIC > CEOS WGISS INTEGRATED CATALOG
Theme_Keyword: Total Integrated Column Water Vapor Burden
Theme_Keyword: Total Integrated Column Cloud Liquid Water
Theme_Keyword: Total Integrated Column Carbon Monoxide
Theme_Keyword: Microwave Surface Emissivity
Theme_Keyword: Ir Surface Emissivity
Theme_Keyword: Total Integrated Column Ozone Burden
Theme_Keyword: Outgoing Longwave Radiation Flux
Theme_Keyword: Clear Sky Outgoing Longwave Radiation Flux
Theme_Keyword: Relative Humidity Profile
Theme_Keyword: Cloud Layer Pressure At Coarse Cloud Resolution
Theme_Keyword: Cloud Layer Pressure At Fine Cloud Resolution
Theme_Keyword: Water Vapor Mass Mixing Ratio Profile
Theme_Keyword: Tropopause Height
Theme_Keyword: Tropopause Temperature
Theme_Keyword: Effective Methane Volume Mixing Ratio Profile
Theme_Keyword: Effective Carbon Monoxide Volume Mixing Ratio Profile
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Theme_Keyword: ENVIRONMENT
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: Once Per 8 Days; Day And Night
Access_Constraints: None
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/airx3st8.jpg
Browse_Graphic_File_Description:
Sample data of the "AIRS/Aqua Level 3 multiday standard physical retrieval product (Without HSB)".
Browse_Graphic_File_Type:
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
The V5 Level 3 gridded products are derived from the Level 2 standard swath products. The Level 2 quality indicators determine which of the Level 2 Standard Product data are combined to create the Level 3 Product. It is important that the user of Level 3 Products become familiar with these quality indicators, and we urge the user to read the documentation describing the AIRS Level 2 Standard Products and the AIRS Level 2 Quality Control and Error Estimation for a description of the quality indicators, how they are set and how to use them. 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) As a general rule, Level 2 retrieved quantities whose quality indicators are “best” (=0) or “good” (=1) are included in the sums that generate the Level 3 product.
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: 1 degree
Longitude_Resolution: 1 degree
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
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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_AIRX3ST8_V005
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: HDF-EOS
Transfer_Size: 58 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://acdisc.gsfc.nasa.gov/ftp/data/s4pa/Aqua_AIRS...
Access_Instructions:
Access the AIRS/Aqua Level 3 multiday standard physical retrieval product (Without HSB) 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:
Access the AIRS/Aqua Level 3 multiday standard physical retrieval product (Without HSB) data using Mirador.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://acdisc.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/opendap/Aqua_AIRS_...
Access_Instructions:
Access the AIRS/Aqua Level 3 multiday standard physical retrieval product (Without HSB) through OPeNDAP.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://disc.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/SSW/#keywords=AIRX3S...
Access_Instructions:
Access the AIRS/Aqua Level 3 multiday standard physical retrieval product 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:
Refine your granule search with ECHO's next generation Earth Science discovery tool (Reverb) using information from this record.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://disc.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/services/wxs_ogc.sht...
Access_Instructions:
NASA GES DISC AIRS Gridded L3 data Web Map Service.
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). Online documentation, software to read, visualize and analyze AIRS data and data access information are available from this web site.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
ftp://acdisc.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/s4pa/Aqua_AIRS_Lev...
Access_Instructions:
README Document for AIRX3ST8
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://disc.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/AIRS/documentation/v...
Access_Instructions:
AIRS Version 5 Processing Files Description Document
Fees: None
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20061108
Metadata_Review_Date: 20140613
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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