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MISR Level 3 Component Global Albedo product covering a month V006

The MISR Level 3 Monthly Component Global Albedo Product contains a statistical summary of column albedo 555 nanometer optical depth, and a monthly aerosol compositional type frequency histogram. This data product is a global summary of the Level 2 albedo parameters of interest averaged over a month and reported on a geographic grid, with resolution of 1 degree by 1 degree and 5 degree by 5 degree. The MISR instrument consists of nine pushbroom cameras which measure radiance in four spectral bands. Global coverage is achieved in nine days. The cameras are arranged with one camera pointing toward the nadir, four cameras pointing forward and four cameras pointing aftward. It takes 7 minutes for all nine cameras to view the same surface location. The view angles relative to the surface reference ellipsoid, are 0, 26.1, 45.6, 60.0, and 70.5 degrees. The spectral band shapes are nominally Gaussian, centered at 443, 555, 670, and 865 nm.

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