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MLS/Aura Level 3 Monthly Binned Hydrogen Chloride (HCl) Mixing Ratio on Assorted Grids V005 (ML3MBHCL) at GES DISC

ML3MBHCL is the EOS Aura Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS) monthly binned on various vertical grids product for hydrogen chloride (HCl) derived from radiances measured primarily by the 640 GHz radiometer. The data version is 5.1. Spatial coverage is near-global (-82 to +82 degrees latitude), with each profile spaced 1.5 degrees or ~165 km along the orbit track (roughly 15 orbits per day). The recommended useful vertical range is from 100 to 0.316 hPa, and the vertical resolution is between 3 and 6 km. Users of the ML3MBHCL data product should read chapter 4 and section 3.10 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 two grid objects (profile and column data), each with a set of data and geolocation fields, grid attributes, and metadata.

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