MISR Level 1B2 Local Mode Terrain Radiance Data V002

Version 002
  • Abstract
    Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) 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 fate of sunlight in Earth environment, 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. MISR Level 1B2 Local Mode Terrain Radiance Data V002 contains the terrain-projected TOA radiance for the single local mode scene, resampled at the surface and topographically corrected.
  • Purpose
    The MISR Instrument can also acquire data in what is referred to as Local Mode, which provides high resolution (unaveraged) images in all 4 bands of all 9 cameras for selected Earth targets. Data obtained from Local Mode sites will be used for new algorithm development, specialized research, calibration, field validation, instrument inter-comparisons, or other purposes at the MISR Science Computing Facility (SCF). This parameter provides Local Mode data which has not been corrected for topography but has been projected to Space Oblique Mercator (SOM).
  • Version Description
    Added SP_AM_MISR_ProductVersion PSA

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    Level 1A data that have been processed to sensor units (not all instruments have Level 1B source data).

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    Data may not be reproduced or distributed without including the Citation For External Publication for this product included in this metadata. Data may not be distributed in an altered form without the written permission of the MISR science team.

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  • Earth Observation Satellites
    • MISR
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MISR No campaigns listed. 1999-12-18

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    Coverage Type Zone Identifier Geometry Granule Representation
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    System Name Coordinate 1 Min Coordinate 1 Max Coordinate 2 Min Coordinate 2 Max
    MISR 1.0 233.0 1.0 180.0
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    4800 Oak Grove Drive
    Pasadena, CA 91109

    9-5 Pacific weekdays
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  • Veljko Jovanovic
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    Veljko Jovanovic

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      MISR Science Team (2015), Terra/MISR Level 1, Local Mode Terrain, version 2, Hampton, VA, USA: NASA Atmospheric Science Data Center (ASDC), Accessed at doi: 10.5067/Terra/MISR/MB2LMT_L1.002