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OMPS-NPP L2 NM Aerosol Index swath orbital

The OMPS-NPP L2 NM Aerosol Index swath orbital product provides aerosol index values from the Ozone Mapping and Profiling Suite (OMPS) Nadir-Mapper (NM) instrument on the Suomi-NPP satellite. This is now the official NASA aerosol index product, replacing the aerosol index found in the OMPS-NPP L2 NM Total Ozone product. The aerosol index is derived from normalized radiances using 2 wavelength pairs at 340 and 378.5 nm. Additionally, this data product contains measurements of normalized radiances, reflectivity, cloud fraction, reflectivity, and other ancillary variables. Each granule contains data from the daylight portion of each orbit measured for a full day. Spatial coverage is global (-90 to 90 degrees latitude), and there are about 14.5 orbits per day, each has typically 400 swaths. The swath width of the NM is about 2800 km with 36 scenes, or pixels, with a footprint size of 50 km x 50 km at nadir. The data are written using the Hierarchical Data Format Version 5 or HDF5.

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