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MISR Aerosol Climatology Product V001

Version 1 eng
  • Abstract
    MISR Aerosol Climatology Product is 1) the microphysical and scattering characteristics of pure aerosol upon which routine retrievals are based; 2) mixtures of pure aerosol to be compared with MISR observations; and 3) likelihood value assigned to each mode geographically.The ACP describes mixtures of up to three component aerosol types from a list of eight components, in varying proportions. ACP component aerosol particle data quality depends on the ACP input data, which are based on aerosol particles described in the literature, and take into account MISR-specific sensitivity to particle size, single-scattering albedo, and shape - roughly: small, medium and large; dirty and clean; spherical and nonspherical [Kahn et al., 1998; 2001]. Also reported in the ACP are the mixtures of these components used by the retrieval algorithm.The MISR instrument consists of nine pushbroom cameras which measure radiance in four spectral bands. Global coverage is achieved in nine days. The cameras are arranged with one camera pointing toward the nadir, four cameras pointing forward and four cameras pointing aftward. It takes 7 minutes for all nine cameras to view the same surface location. The view angles relative to the surface reference ellipsoid, are 0, 26.1, 45.6, 60.0, and 70.5 degrees. The spectral band shapes are nominally Gaussian, centered at 443, 555, 670, and 865 nm.
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    Quality
    Collection Progress

    In Work

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    5.0

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    Science Keywords
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • AEROSOLS
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Ancillary Keywords
  • EOSDIS
ISO Topic Categories
  • CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
  • IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER

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Platforms
  • Earth Observation Satellites
    TERRA
    Instruments
    • MISR
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    Coverage Type Zone Identifier Geometry Granule Representation
    HORIZONTAL CARTESIAN NO_SPATIAL
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    • GEOGRAPHIC REGION
    • GLOBAL

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  • ASDC
    ARCHIVER
    Atmospheric Science Data Center

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  • ASDC
    Metadata Author
    ASDC USER SERVICES

    NASA Langley Atmospheric Science Data Center
    User and Data Services
    NASA Langley Research Center
    Hampton, VA 23681-2199

  • DAVID, DR.
    Investigator
    DAVID, DR. DINER

    Jet Propulsion Laboratory
    4800 Oak Grove Drive
    Pasadena, CA 91109-8099

    • Email
    • 818-354-6319
    • 818-393-4616
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    Data Center Contact
    ASDC USER SERVICES

    ASDC

    NASA Langley Atmospheric Science Data Center
    User and Data Services
    NASA Langley Research Center
    Hampton, VA 23681-2199

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