Short Name:
OCO2_L2_ABand

OCO-2 Level 2 spatially ordered geolocated retrievals screened using the A-band Preprocessor, Retrospective Processing V8r (OCO2_L2_ABand) at GES DISC

Version 8r is the current version of the data set. Version 7r has been superseded by Version 8r. The Orbiting Carbon Observatory is the first NASA mission designed to collect space-based measurements of atmospheric carbon dioxide with the precision, resolution, and coverage needed to characterize the processes controlling its buildup in the atmosphere. The OCO-2 project uses the LEOStar-2 spacecraft that carries a single instrument. It incorporates three high-resolution spectrometers that make coincident measurements of reflected sunlight in the near-infrared CO2 near 1.61 and 2.06 micrometers and in molecular oxygen (O2) A-Band at 0.76 micrometers.

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