AIRABRAD_005

AIRS/Aqua L1B AMSU (A1/A2) geolocated and calibrated brightness temperatures V005 (AIRABRAD) at GES DISC

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  • 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 AMSU-A instrument is co-aligned with AIRS so that successive blocks of 3 x 3 AIRS footprints are contained within one AMSU-A footprint. AMSU-A is primarily a temperature sounder that provides atmospheric information in the presence of clouds, which can be used to correct the AIRS infrared measurements for the effects of clouds. This is possible because non-precipitating clouds are for the most part transparent to microwave radiation, in contrast to visible and infrared radiation which are strongly scattered and absorbed by clouds. AMSU-A1 has 13 channels from 50 - 90 GHz and AMSU-A2 has 2 channels from 23 - 32 GHz. The AIRABRAD_005 products are stored in files (often referred to as "granules") that contain 6 minutes of data, 30 footprints across track by 45 lines along track.

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    1B

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    Active

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    Data are expected to be available from the GSFC Earth Sciences (GES) Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC) about one year after launch. The DAAC Science Team will provide regular updates regarding data product releases in the future.

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    Science Keywords
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING
    • MICROWAVE
    • BRIGHTNESS TEMPERATURE
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Ancillary Keywords
  • Corrected Microwave Antenna Temperatures
  • Corrected Microwave Antenna Temperatures Uncertainties
ISO Topic Categories
  • CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
  • IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER

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Platforms
  • Earth Observation Satellites
    Aqua
    Instruments
    • AMSU-A
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Aqua No campaigns listed. No dates provided.

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    • GEOGRAPHIC REGION
    • GLOBAL

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  • NASA/GSFC/SED/ESD/GCDC/GESDISC
    ARCHIVER
    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

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  • ED ESFANDIARI
    Metadata Author
    ED ESFANDIARI

    Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center
    Code 610.2
    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
    Greenbelt, MD 20771

    • Email
    • 301-614-5960
    • 301-614-5268
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    GES DISC HELP DESK SUPPORT GROUP

    NASA/GSFC/SED/ESD/GCDC/GESDISC

    Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center
    Code 610.2
    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
    Greenbelt, MD 20771

    • Email
    • 301-614-5224
    • 301-614-5268

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