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ML3MBGPH

MLS/Aura Level 3 Monthly Binned Geopotential Height (GPH) on Assorted Grids V004 (ML3MBGPH) at GES DISC

ML3MBGPH is the EOS Aura Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS) monthly binned on various 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 2004 to current. Spatial coverage is near-global (-82 to +82 degrees latitude) at a spatial resolution of 4 degrees latitude by 5 degrees longitude. 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 ML3MBGPH 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 are archived in the netCDF4 format, which is also compatible with HDF5 readers and tools. Each file contains six group objects: lat-lon map vs pressure, lat vs pressure zonal mean, lat-lon map vs theta, lat vs theta zonal mean, equivalent lat vs theta zonal mean, and vortex average vs theta. Each group has a set of data (average, min, max, std dev, rms) and geolocation fields, grid attributes, and metadata.

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