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AIRS/Aqua L3 Monthly Support Product (AIRS+AMSU) 1 degree x 1 degree V006 (AIRX3SPM) at GES DISC
Entry ID: AIRX3SPM_006


Summary
Abstract: The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) is a grating spectrometer (R = 1200) 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. The L3 support products are similar to the L3 standard products but contain fields which are not fully validated, or are inputs or intermediary values. Because no quality control information is available for some of these fields, values from failed retrievals may be included.
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Description: Sample data of the "AIRS/Aqua Level 3 monthly standard physical retrieval product (Without HSB)".
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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: AIRS Science Team/Joao Teixeira
Dataset Title: AIRS/Aqua L3 Monthly Support Product (AIRS+AMSU) 1 degree x 1 degree V006
Dataset Series Name: AIRX3SPM
Dataset Release Date: 2013-03-12T00:00:00.000Z
Dataset Release Place: Greenbelt, MD, USA
Dataset Publisher: Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC)
Version: 006
Data Presentation Form: Digital Science Data
Online Resource: https://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/datacollection/AIRX3SPM_006.html
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2002-09-01
Stop Date: 2016-10-01
Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE > ALTITUDE > TROPOPAUSE Parameter Definition
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > SURFACE PRESSURE Parameter Definition
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Quality The quality of data products, described in the associated references, provide information about numerous validation studies conducted and papers written documenting the excellence of the products using radiosondes, ground truth, other satellites, and model analysis products. There are however several limitations of the version-6 retrieval products. One is a spurious dry daytime moisture bias. In ... View entire text
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Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Data Center
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 Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: https://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: GES DISC HELP DESK SUPPORT GROUP
Phone: 301-614-5224
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: gsfc-help-disc at lists.nasa.gov
Contact Address:
Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center
Code 610.2
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Personnel
Role: METADATA AUTHOR
Phone: 301-614-5960
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: asghar.e.esfandiari at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center
Code 610.2
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Publications/References
Joel Susskind, John, M. Blaisdell, and Lena Iredell (2014-03-31T00:00:00.000Z), mproved methodology for surface and atmospheric soundings, error estimates, and quality control procedures: the atmospheric infrared sounder science team version-6 retrieval algorithm, J. Appl. Rem. Sens., 8, 1, 34, doi:10.1117/1.JRS.8.084994

B.H. Kahn, et.al. (2014-03-31T00:00:00.000Z), The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder Version 6 Cloud Products, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 14, 1, 399-426, doi:10.5194/acp-14-399-2014
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-02-14
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-04-15


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