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AIRS/Aqua Level 2 Support 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 2 Support retrieval (AIRS+AMSU)
Edition: 005
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Digital Science Data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: AIRX2SUP
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/AIRX2SUP_V005.html
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 Support Product includes higher vertical resolution profiles of the quantities found in the Standard Product plus intermediate output (e.g., microwave-only retrieval), research products such as the abundance of trace gases, and detailed quality assessment information. The Support Product profiles contain 100 pressure levels between 1100 and .016 mb; this higher resolution will simplify the generation of radiances using forward models, though the vertical information content is no greater than in the Standard Product profiles. The horizontal resolution is 50 km. The intended users of the Support Product are researchers interested in generating forward radiance, or in examining research products, and the AIRS algorithm development team. The Support Product will be generated at all locations as Standard Products. An AIRS granule has been set as 6 minutes of data. This will normally correspond to approximately 1/15 of an orbit but exactly 45 scanlines of AMSU-A data or 135 scanlines of AIRS and HSB data. (The Shortname for this product is AIRX2SUP). With the availability of newly released V6 products, this product is no longer produced effective 2013/02/28.
Purpose:
Not Available
Supplemental_Information:
Not Available
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20020830
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 > 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 > 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: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > PRECIPITATION RATE
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 > ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY > SULFUR COMPOUNDS > SULFUR DIOXIDE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CLIMATE INDICATORS > ATMOSPHERIC/OCEAN INDICATORS > TEMPERATURE INDICES
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: CWIC > CEOS WGISS INTEGRATED CATALOG
Theme_Keyword: Spectral Ir Surface Emissivities
Theme_Keyword: Spectral Microwave Surface Emissivities
Theme_Keyword: Water Vapor Saturation Mass Mixing Ratio
Theme_Keyword: Water Vapor Mass Mixing Ratio
Theme_Keyword: Cloud Ice/water Flag
Theme_Keyword: Layer Molecular Column Density Of Cloud Liquid Water
Theme_Keyword: Layer Molecular Column Density Of Ozone
Theme_Keyword: Layer Molecular Column Density Of Carbon Monoxide
Theme_Keyword: Layer Molecular Column Density Of Methane
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: None
Use_Constraints:
Not Available
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name: http://disc.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/AIRS/data-holdings/by-data-product/images/airx2sup.jpg
Browse_Graphic_File_Description:
Browse_Graphic_File_Type:
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
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_AIRX2SUP_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://airsl2.gesdisc.eosdis.nasa.gov/ftp/data/s4pa...
Access_Instructions:
Access the AIRS Level 2 Support Product 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 Level 2 Support Product using Mirador.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://airsl2.gesdisc.eosdis.nasa.gov/opendap/Aqua...
Access_Instructions:
Access the AIRS Level 2 Support product through OPeNDAP.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://disc.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/SSW/#keywords=AIRX2S...
Access_Instructions:
Access the AIRS Level 2 Support 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://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:
ftp://airsl2.gesdisc.eosdis.nasa.gov/ftp/data/s4pa...
Access_Instructions:
README Document for AIRX2SUP.
Fees: None
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20020711
Metadata_Review_Date: 20141218
Metadata_Future_Review_Date: 20150630
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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