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MISR Level 2 Aerosol parameters V002

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Abstract: The MISR Level 2 Aerosol data product contains a variety of information on the
Earth's atmosphere. The aerosol data include troposheric aerosol optical depth on 17.6-km centers, archived with a compositional model identifer and retrieval residuals, ancillary data including relative humidity, ozone optical depth, stratospheric aerosol optical depth and retrieval flags.

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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: MISR Science Team (David Diner, NASA/ASDC)
Dataset Title: MISR Level 2 Aerosol Parameters HDF-EOS File - Version 2
Dataset Series Name: MIL2ASAE
Dataset Release Date: 2009
Dataset Release Place: Hampton, VA, USA
Dataset Publisher: NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC) Atmospheric Science Data Center (ASDC)
Version: 2
Dataset Editor: D. Diner
Data Presentation Form: Digital Science Data
Online Resource:
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
Data Center
Atmospheric Science Data Center, Science Directorate, Langley Research Center, NASA Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:
Dataset ID: MISR Level 2 Aerosol parameters V002

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.

Martonchik, J.V., D.J. Diner, R. Kahn, T.P. Ackerman, M.M. Verstraete, B. Pinty, and H.R. Gordon (1988). Techniques for the retrieval of aerosol properties over land and ocean using multi-angle imaging, IEEE Trans. Geosci. Rem. Sens., VOl. 36, pp 1212-1227.

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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-03-31
Last DIF Revision Date: 2015-06-04