Aqua/AIRS L3 Monthly Standard Physical Retrieval (AIRS-only) 1 degree x 1 degree V7.0 at GES DISC

Metadata Updated: December 4, 2020

The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) is a grating spectrometer (R = 1200) aboard the second Earth Observing System (EOS) polar-orbiting platform, EOS Aqua. The AIRS Only Level 3 Monthly Gridded Retrieval Product contains standard retrieval means, standard deviations and input counts. Each file covers a calendar month. The mean values are simply the arithmetic means of the daily products, weighted by the number of input counts for each day in that grid box. The geophysical parameters have been averaged and binned into 1 x 1 deg grid cells, from -180.0 to +180.0 deg longitude and from -90.0 to +90.0 deg latitude. For each grid map of 4-byte floating-point mean values there is a corresponding 4-byte floating-point map of standard deviation and a 2-byte integer grid map of counts. The counts map provides the user with the number of points per bin that were included in the mean and can be used to generate custom multi-day maps from the daily gridded products. The thermodynamic parameters are: Skin Temperature (land and sea surface), Air Temperature at the surface, Profiles of Air Temperature and Water Vapor, Tropopause Characteristics, Column Precipitable Water, Cloud Amount/Frequency, Cloud Height, Cloud Top Pressure, Cloud Top Temperature, Reflectance, Emissivity, Surface Pressure, Cloud Vertical Distribution. The trace gases parameters are: Total Amounts and Vertical Profiles of Carbon Monoxide, Methane, and Ozone. The actual names of the variables in the data files should be inferred from the Processing File Description document.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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References

https://doi.org/10.1117/1.JRS.8.084994
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-14-399-2014

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Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 4, 2020

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Sample data of the "AIRS/Aqua Level 3 monthly standard physical retrieval product (AIRS only)".

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 4, 2020
Publisher NASA/GSFC/SED/ESD/GCDC/GESDISC
Unique Identifier Unknown
Maintainer
Identifier C1701805662-GES_DISC
Data First Published 2002-09-01
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2020-11-01
Category Aqua, geospatial
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 026:00
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Metadata Catalog ID https://data.nasa.gov/data.json
Schema Version https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema
Catalog Describedby https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema/catalog.json
Citation AIRS project. 2019-12-15. AIRS3STM. Version 7.0. Aqua/AIRS L3 Monthly Standard Physical Retrieval (AIRS-only) 1 degree x 1 degree V7.0. Greenbelt, MD, USA. Archived by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, U.S. Government, Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC). https://doi.org/10.5067/UBENJB9D3T2H. https://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/datacollection/AIRS3STM_7.0.html. Digital Science Data.
Creator AIRS project
Data Presentation Form Digital Science Data
Graphic Preview Description Sample data of the "AIRS/Aqua Level 3 monthly standard physical retrieval product (AIRS only)".
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Homepage URL https://doi.org/10.5067/UBENJB9D3T2H
Metadata Type geospatial
Program Code 026:001
Related Documents https://doi.org/10.1117/1.JRS.8.084994, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-14-399-2014
Release Place Greenbelt, MD, USA
Series Name AIRS3STM
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Source Hash 6ecd9b102dcaefd71b9c8f669d1184521f083666
Source Schema Version 1.1
Spatial -180.0 -90.0 180.0 90.0
Temporal 2002-09-01T00:00:00Z/2020-11-30T00:00:00Z

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