MIL2TCST_002

MISR Level 2 TOA/Cloud Stereo parameters 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 2 TOA/Cloud Stereo parameters V002 contains the Stereoscopically Derived Cloud Mask (SDCM), cloud winds, Reflecting Level Reference Altitude (RLRA), with associated data.
  • Purpose
    To study, on a global basis, the effects of different types of cloud fields on the spectral solar radiance and irradiance reflected to space, including spatial and temporal dependences.
  • Version Description
    Added SP_AM_MISR_ProductVersion PSA

Data Identification Fields:

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    Data Dates
    Creation
    Last Revision
    Processing Level

    2

    Derived geophysical variables at the same resolution and location as Level 1 source data.

    Quality
    Collection Progress

    Active

    Access Constraints

    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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    Science Keywords
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • CLOUDS
    • CLOUD AMOUNT/FREQUENCY
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • CLOUDS
    • CLOUD HEIGHT

Acquisition Information Fields:

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Platforms
  • Earth Observation Satellites
    AM-1
    Instruments
    • MISR
Projects
Project Short Name Campaigns Project Dates
MISR No campaigns listed. 1999-12-18

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Spatial Information Fields:

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    Coverage Type Zone Identifier Geometry Granule Representation
    HORIZONTAL CARTESIAN ORBIT
    Tiling Identification Systems
    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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Data Centers

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  • NASA/LARC/SD/ASDC
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    ORIGINATOR

    Department of Physics, University of Auckland, Building 303, 38 Princes Street
    Auckland, Not Applicable 1010

    9-5 New Zealand time weekdays
    Contact Details

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    NASA Langley Research Center, Mail Stop 157D
    Hampton, Virginia 23681-2199

    8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M., U.S. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, excluding U.S. holidays.
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Data Contacts

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  • Roger
    Science Contact
    Roger Davies

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    Collection Citations
    • Collection citation title not provided

      MISR Science Team (2015), Terra/MISR Level 2, TOA/Cloud Stereo, version 2, Hampton, VA, USA: NASA Atmospheric Science Data Center (ASDC), Accessed at doi: 10.5067/Terra/MISR/MIL2TCST_L2.002