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MLS/Aura Level 2 Diagnostics, Geophysical Parameter Grid V005 (ML2DGG) at GES DISC

ML2DGG is the EOS Aura Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS) product containing geophysical diagnostic quantities pertaining directly to the standard geophysical data products, generally on a similar (or identical) grid, and at different spectral ranges. The data version is 5.0. Data coverage is from August 8, 2004 to current. Spatial coverage is near-global (-82 degrees to +82 degrees latitude), with each profile spaced 1.5 degrees or ~165 km along the orbit track (roughly 15 orbits per day). Vertical resolution varies between species and typically ranges from 3 - 6 km. Users of the ML2DGG data product should read the EOS MLS Level 2 Version 5 Quality Document for more information. The data are stored in the version 5 EOS Hierarchical Data Format (HDF-EOS5), which is based on the version 5 Hierarchical Data Format, or HDF-5. Each file contain swaths objects for each diagnostics measurement. Each swath has a set of data and geolocation fields, swath attributes, and metadata.

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