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ML3DZGPH

MLS/Aura Level 3 Daily Binned Geopotential Height (GPH) on Zonal and Similar Grids V004 (ML3DZGPH) at GES DISC

ML3DZGPH is the EOS Aura Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS) daily binned on zonal and assorted vertical grids product for geopotential height (GPH) derived from radiances measured by the 118 and 240 GHz radiometers. The data version is 4.2. Data coverage is from August 2, 2004 to current. Spatial coverage is near-global (-82 to +82 degrees latitude) at 4 degree latitude zonal increments. The recommended useful vertical range is between 261 and 0.001 hPa, and the vertical resolution varies between ~3.6 and 6 km. Users of the ML3DZGPH data product should read chapter 4 and section 3.8 of the EOS MLS Level 2 Version 4 Quality Document for more information. The data files contain one year of data and are archived in the netCDF4 format, which is also compatible with HDF5 readers and tools. Each file contains four group objects: lat vs pressure zonal mean, lat vs "potential temperature" zonal mean, "equivalent latitude" vs "potential temperature" zonal mean, and vortex average vs "potential temperature". Each group has a set of data (average, min, max, std dev, rms) and geolocation fields, grid attributes, and metadata.

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