Short Name:
ML2CO

MLS/Aura Level 2 Carbon Monoxide (CO) Mixing Ratio V003 (ML2CO) at GES DISC

ML2CO is the EOS Aura Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS) standard product for carbon monoxide derived from radiances measured by the 640 GHz radiometer. The data version is 3.3/3.4. Data coverage is from August 8, 2004 to June 30, 2015. Spatial coverage is near-global (-82 degrees to +82 degrees latitude), with each profile spaced 1.5 degrees or ~165 km along the orbit track (roughly 15 orbits per day). The recommended useful vertical range is between 215 and 0.00464 hPa, and the vertical resolution is about 6 km. Users of the ML2CO data product should read section 3.6 of the EOS MLS Level 2 Version 3.3 and 3.4 Quality Document for more information. The data are stored in the version 5 EOS Hierarchical Data Format (HDF-EOS5), which is based on the version 5 Hierarchical Data Format, or HDF-5. Each file contains two swath objects (profile and column data), each with a set of data and geolocation fields, swath attributes, and metadata.

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