FY-3A MWH VASS atmospheric temperature and humidity profile level 2 data productEntry ID: FY-3A_MWHS_VASS_L2
Abstract: VASS atmospheric temperature and humidity profile product:
The database, with a resolution of 15km, is global atmospheric temperature and humidity profiles retrieved from 4 microwave channels of MWTS, 5 microwave channels of MWHS and VIRR cloud mask which has been matched onto pixels of MWHS. It contains latitude, longitude, land-sea mask, land cover and surface height, solar zenith angle, solar azimuth angle, satellite zenith angle, satellite azimuth angle of 98 MWHS pixels per scanline. Meanwhile, brightness temperature of MWTS, brightness temperature of MWHS, cloud percentage, oceanic rain screen, atmospheric temperature and humidity profile on each pixel are also involved in the datadase.
Purpose: VASS atmospheric temperature and humidity profile product:
Weather analysis, data assimilation in numerical weather/climatic prediction, research on climate change, etc.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: China Meteorological Administration(CMA) National Satellite and Meteorological Center(NSMC)
Dataset Title: FY-3A MicroWave Humidity Sounder level 1 data set.
Dataset Release Date: 2008-05-29
Dataset Release Place: Beijing, ChinaOnline Resource: http://satellite.nsmc.org.cn/portalsite/default.aspx
Start Date: 2008-05-29
Latitude Resolution: 17 km
Longitude Resolution: 17 km
Horizontal Resolution Range: 10 km - < 50 km or approximately .09 degree - < .5 degree
Data Set Progress
Distribution Size: ~174.06 MB
Distribution Format: HDF
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-07-05
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23