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ML3DZN2O

MLS/Aura Level 3 Daily Binned Nitrous Oxide (N2O) Mixing Ratio on Zonal and Similar Grids V004 (ML3DZN2O) at GES DISC

ML3DZN2O is the EOS Aura Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS) daily binned on zonal and assorted vertical grids product for nitrous oxide (N2O) derived from radiances measured primarily by the 640 GHz radiometer (Band 12) until August 6, 2013, after this date using the 190 GHz radiometer (Band 3). The data version is 4.2. Spatial coverage is near-global (-82 to +82 degrees latitude) at 4 degree latitude zonal increments. The recommended useful vertical range is from 68.1 to 0.464 hPa, and the vertical resolution is between 4 and 6 km. Users of the ML3DZN2O data product should read chapter 4 and section 3.17 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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