ML2DGM_003

MLS/Aura Level 2 Diagnostics, Miscellaneous Grid V003 (ML2DGM) at GES DISC

Version 003 eng
  • Abstract
    ML2DGM is the EOS Aura Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS) product containing the minor frame diagnostic quantities on a miscellaneous grid. These include items such as tangent pressure, chi-square describing various fits to the measured radiances, number of radiances used in variious retrieval phases, etc. This product contains a second auxillary file which includes cloud-induced radiances inferred for selected spectral channels. 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). Vertical resolution varies between species and typically ranges from 3 - 6 km. Users of the ML2DGM data product should read the EOS MLS Level 2 Version 3.3 and 3.4 Quality Document for more information. The data are stored in the version 5 Hierarchical Data Format, or HDF5. Each file contains sets of HDF5 dataset objects (n-dimensional arrays) for each diagnostics measurement. The dataset objects represent data and geolocation fields; included in the file are file attributes and metadata. There are two files per day (MLS-Aura_L2AUX-DGM* and MLS-Aura_L2AUX-Cloud*).

Data Identification Fields:

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    Data Dates
    Creation
    Last Revision
    Processing Level

    2

    Quality
    Collection Progress

    Complete

    Use Constraints
    Please contact the MLS Science Team about using the diagnostics products.
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    Science Keywords
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING
    • MICROWAVE
    • SENSOR COUNTS
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ISO Topic Categories
  • CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Additional Attributes
  • Data Granularity
    STRING
    The time coverage of individual data granules.
    Resolution Range Begin Range End Unit of Measure Accuracy

Acquisition Information Fields:

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Platforms
  • Earth Observation Satellites
    AURA
    Instruments
    • MLS
Projects
Project Short Name Campaigns Project Dates
AURA No campaigns listed. No dates provided.

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Location Keywords
    • GEOGRAPHIC REGION
    • GLOBAL
    • VERTICAL LOCATION
    • TROPOSPHERE
    • VERTICAL LOCATION
    • STRATOSPHERE
    • VERTICAL LOCATION
    • MESOSPHERE
    • VERTICAL LOCATION
    • THERMOSPHERE

Data Centers

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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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Data Contacts

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  • NATHANIEL
    Investigator
    NATHANIEL LIVESEY

    Mail Stop 183-701, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 4800 Oak Grove Drive
    Pasadena, CA 91109-8099

  • JAMES
    Metadata Author
    JAMES JOHNSON

    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
    Code 610.2
    Greenbelt, MD 20771

  • MLS SCIENCE TEAM
    Technical Contact
    MLS SCIENCE TEAM

    Mail Stop 183-701, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
    4800 Oak Grove Drive
    Pasadena, CA 91109-8099

  • GES DISC HELP DESK SUPPORT GROUP
    Data Center Contact
    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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