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AirMSPI_ImPACT-PM_Terrain-projected_Georegistered_Radiance_Data

AirMSPI verison 6 terrain-projected georegistered radiance product acquired during the ImPACT-PM flight campaign

AirMSPI_ImPACT-PM_Terrain-projected_Georegistered_Radiance_Data is an AirMSPI terrain-projected georegistered radiance product acquired during the JPL and Caltech Imaging Polarimetric Assessment and Characterization of Tropospheric Particulate Matter (ImPACT-PM) flight campaign. AirMSPI Level 1B2 products contain radiometric and polarimetric images of clouds, aerosols, and the surface of the Earth. In particular, products contain map-projected data at 8 wavelengths: 355, 380, 445, 470, 555, 660, 865, and 935 nm. The data products include radiance, time, solar zenith, solar azimuth, view zenith, and view azimuth for all spectral bands. Wavelengths for which polarization information is available (470, 660, and 865 nm) and include the Stokes parameters Q and U, as well as degree of linear polarization (DOLP) and angle of linear polarization (AOLP). Q, U, and AOLP are reported relative to both the scattering- and view meridian planes. Files are distributed in HDF-EOS-5 format. This release of AirMSPI data contains all targets acquired during the Imaging Polarimetric Assessment and Characterization of Tropospheric Particulate Matter (ImPACT-PM) flight campaign, which involved the ER-2 based out of Armstrong Flight Research Center in Palmdale, CA and a Navy Twin Otter flying the Caltech CIRPAS suite of instruments based out of Monterey, CA. The campaign was conducted to test a strategy to use multi-angle, spectro-polarimetric remote sensing to retrieve information on the distributions of atmospheric particle types, with emphasis on carbon-containing compounds, as a precursor to NASA’s Multi-Angle Imager for Aerosols, an Earth Venture-Instrument currently in formulation. AirMSPI data were acquired from July 5 through July 8, 2016.

Map of Earth