Short Name:
ML2IWC

MLS/Aura Level 2 Cloud Ice Product V004 (ML2IWC) at GES DISC

ML2IWC is the EOS Aura Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS) standard product for cloud ice water content derived from radiances measured by the 240 GHz radiometer. The data version is 4.2. 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 from 215 to 82.5 hPa, and the vertical resolution is about 3 km. Users of the ML2IWC data product should read sections 3.15 and 3.16 of the EOS MLS Level 2 Version 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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