The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) is a grating spectrometer (R = 1200) aboard the second Earth Observing System (EOS) polar-orbiting platform, EOS Aqua. In combination with the Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit (AMSU), AIRS constitutes an innovative atmospheric sounding group of infrared and microwave sensors. The Support Product includes higher vertical resolution profiles of the quantities found in the Standard Product plus intermediate output (e.g., microwave-only retrieval), research products such as the abundance of trace gases, and detailed quality assessment information. The Support Product profiles contain 100 pressure levels between 1100 and .016 mb; this higher resolution simplifies the generation of radiances using forward models, though the vertical information content is no greater than in the Standard Product profiles. The horizontal resolution is 50 km. The intended users of the Support Product are researchers interested in generating forward radiance, or in examining research products, and the AIRS algorithm development team. The Support Product is generated at all locations as Standard Products. An AIRS granule has been set as 6 minutes of data, 30 footprints cross track by 45 lines along track. There are 240 granules per day, with an orbit repeat cycle of approximately 16 day.
N: 90 S: -90 E: 180 W: -180
|Data Center(s):||NASA/GSFC/SED/ESD/GCDC/GESDISC||Instrument(s):||AIRS, AMSU-A|
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Title: The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder version 6 cloud products
Publication Date: 2014-01-01
Author(s): B. H. Kahn et al.
Online Resource: https://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/14/399/2014/acp-14-399-2014.html
Title: Improved methodology for surface and atmospheric soundings, error estimates, and quality control procedures: the atmospheric infrared sounder science team version-6 retrieval algorithm
Publication Date: 2014-03-31
Author(s): Joel Susskind, John, M. Blaisdell, and Lena Iredell
Series: J. Appl. Rem. Sens.
Title: Validation of AIRS version 6 temperature proﬁles and surface-based inversions over Antarctica using Concordiasi dropsonde data
Publication Date: 2015-02-10
Author(s): Patrick Boylan, Junhong Wang, Stephen A. Cohn, Erik Fetzer, Eric S. Maddy, and Sung Wong
Series: Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres,
Title: Verificaton of air/surface humidity differences from AIRS and ERA-Interim in support of turbulent flux estimation in the Arctic”, Journal of Geophysical Research, Atmospheres
Publication Date: 2015-01-15
Author(s): L.N. Boisvert, D.L. Wu, T. Vihma, J.Susskind
Title: A global assessment of NASA AIRS v6 and EUMETSAT IASI v6 precipitable water vapor using ground‐based GPS SuomiNet stations”
Publication Date: 2016-07-21
Author(s): Jacola Roman, Robert Knuteson, Thomas August, Tim Hultberg, Steve Ackerman, and Hank Revercomb
Series: Journal of Geophysical Research, Atmospheres
Title: Neural network temperature and moisture retrieval algorithm validation for AIRS/AMSU and CrIS/ATMS
Publication Date: 2015-12-20
Author(s): Adam B. Milstein, William J. Blackwell
Title: Validation of Atmospheric Infrared Sounder Observations
Publication Date: 2006-05-01
Author(s): Journal Editors
Series: J. Geophys, Res. Atmospheres
Title: Retrieval of Atmospheric and Surface Parameters From AIRS/AMSU/HSB Data in the Presence of Clouds
Publication Date: 2003-04-29
Author(s): Joel Susskind, Christopher D. Barnet, and John M. Blaisdell
Series: IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
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|Aqua||No campaigns listed.||No dates provided.|
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