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OMVFPITMET

GEOS-5 FP-IT Assimilation Geo-colocated to OMI/Aura VIS 1-Orbit L2 Support Swath 13x24km V3 (OMVFPITMET) at GES DISC

The GEOS-5 FP-IT Assimilation Geo-colocated to OMI/Aura VIS 1-Orbit L2 Support Swath 13x24km (OMVFPITMET) provides selected parameters from GEOS-5 Forward Processing for Instrument Teams (FP-IT) assimilated product produced by the Global Modeling and Assimilation Office (GMAO) co-located in space and time with the OMI VIS swath. The fields in this product include surface pressure, vertical temperature profiles, surface and vertical wind profiles, tropopause pressure, boundary layer top pressure, and surface geopotenial. The OMI team also provides a corresponding product for the OMI UV-2 swath, OMUFPITMET. The product has been generated for convenient use by the OMI/Aura team in their L2 algorithms, and for research where those L2 products are used. The original GEOS-5 FP-IT data are reported on a 0.625 deg longitude by 0.5 deg latitude grid, whereas the OMI VIS spatial resolution is 13km x 24km at nadir. To reduce the size of each orbital file, FP-IT data fields with a vertical dimension of 72 layers have been reduced to 47 layers in OMVFPITMET by combining layers above the troposphere. The OMVFPITMET files are in netCDF4 format which is compatible with most HDF5 readers and tools. Each file is approximately 45mb in size. The lead for this product is Zachary Fasnacht of SSAI. Joanna Joiner is the responsible NASA official.

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