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MISR Level 2 FIRSTLOOK Radiometric Ramera-by-camera Cloud Mask V001

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Abstract: The FIRSTLOOK Radiometric Camera-by-camera Cloud Mask (RCCM) product uses ancillary inputs (RCCT) from the previous time period. It is used to determine whether a scene is clear, cloudy or dusty (over ocean).

The RCCM data product contains radiometric camera-by-camera cloud mask and sun glint mask. The RCCM algorithm applies traditional spectral and spatial measures to data from each MISR camera ... View entire text

Purpose: The RCCM is used during geophysical parameter retrievals. In the TOA/Cloud Product, RCCM is combined with stereoscopically derived cloud mask to
1) establish values of the Reflecting Level Reference Altitude,
2) determine how a scene is classified for choosing angular integration coefficients for establishing TOA albedos, and
3) calculate regional scene classifiers. Retrieval of Aerosol/Surface Product properties requires the absence of clouds for retrieval assumptions to be valid.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2000-03-01
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 1.1 km - 17.6 km
Longitude Resolution: 1.1 km - 17.6 km
Horizontal Resolution Range: 10 km - < 50 km or approximately .09 degree - < .5 degree
Temporal Resolution: about 15 orbits/day
Temporal Resolution Range: Daily - < Weekly
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Data Center
Atmospheric Science Data Center, Science Directorate, Langley Research Center, NASA Supplemental Info
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Dataset ID: MISR Level 2 FIRSTLOOK Radiometric Ramera-by-camera Cloud Mask V001

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 757-864-8656
Email: support-asdc at
Contact Address:
NASA Langley Atmospheric Science Data Center
User and Data Services
NASA Langley Research Center
Mail Stop 157D
City: Hampton
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 23681-2199
Country: USA
Distribution Media: Online
Distribution Format: HDF and NetCDF
Fees: None
Phone: 818-354-6319
Fax: 818-393-4616
Email: david.j.diner at
Contact Address:
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
4800 Oak Grove Drive
City: Pasadena
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 91109-8099
Country: USA
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Diner, D.J., J.C. Beckert, T.H. Reilly, C.J. Bruegge, J.E. Conel, R. Kahn, J.V.
Martonchik, T.P. Ackerman, R. Davies, S.A.W. Gerstl, H.R. Gordon, J-P. Muller,
R.B. Myneni, R.J. Sellers, B. Pinty, and M.M. Verstraete (1988). Multiangle
Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) description and experiment
overview. IEEE Trans. Geosci. Rem. Sens., Vol. 36, pp 1072-1087.

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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-08-14
Last DIF Revision Date: 2015-06-04