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MISR Level 1B2 Local Mode Ellipsoid Radiance Data V002

MB2LME_2 is the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) Level 1B2 Local Mode Ellipsoid Radiance Data Version 2 product. It contains the ellipsoid projected Top-of-Atmosphere (TOA) parameters for the single local mode scene, resampled to the WGS84 ellipsoid. Data collection for this product is ongoing. MISR itself is an instrument designed to view Earth with cameras pointed in 9 different directions. As the instrument flies overhead, each piece of Earth's surface below is successively imaged by all 9 cameras, in each of 4 wavelengths (blue, green, red, and near-infrared). The goal of MISR is to improve our understanding of the affects of sunlight on Earth, as well as distinguish different types of clouds, particles and surfaces. Specifically, MISR monitors the monthly, seasonal, and long-term trends in three areas: 1) amount and type of atmospheric particles (aerosols), including those formed by natural sources and by human activities; 2) amounts, types, and heights of clouds, and 3) distribution of land surface cover, including vegetation canopy structure.

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