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MLS/Aura Level 3 Daily Binned Chlorine Monoxide (ClO) Mixing Ratio on Zonal and Similar Grids V005 (ML3DZCLO) at GES DISC

ML3DZCLO is the EOS Aura Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS) daily binned on zonal and assorted 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 4 degree latitude zonal increments. 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 ML3DZCLO 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 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". 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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