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MLS/Aura Level 3 Daily Binned Chlorine Monoxide (ClO) Mixing Ratio on Assorted Grids V005 (ML3DBCLO) at GES DISC

ML3DBCLO is the EOS Aura Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS) daily binned on various vertical grids product for chlorine monoxide (ClO) derived from radiances measured primarily by the 640 GHz radiometer. The data version is 5.1. Data coverage is from August 2, 2005 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 147 and 1.0 hPa, and the vertical resolution varies between 3 and 4.5 km. Users of the ML3DBCLO data product should read chapter 4 and section 3.6 of the EOS MLS Level 2 Version 5 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 "potential temperature", lat vs "potential temperature" zonal mean, "equivalent latitude" vs "potential temperature" zonal mean, and vortex average vs "potential temperature". These are further subdivided into groups with all valid, ascending orbit, descending orbit, daytime (SZA < 90), and nighttime (SZA > 110) profiles. Each group has a set of data (average, min, max, std dev, rms) and geolocation fields, grid attributes, and metadata.

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