MISR Level 1B2 Ellipsoid Data V003

Version 003
  • 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 Ellipsoid Data V003 contains Ellipsoid-projected TOA Radiance, resampled at the surface and topographically corrected, as well as geometrically corrected by PGE22.
  • Purpose
    MISR Level 2 TOA/Cloud retrievals require the radiances from all 9 cameras of MISR to be projected to a surface defined by the reference WGS84 ellipsoid. It is on this surface camera-to-camera stereo matching will be performed to determine cloud altitude. Topographic distortions are removed. Corrections due to errors in the supplied navigation and attitude data are obtained during terrain-projected parameter processing and are applied to these parameters.
  • Version Description
    Incremented VersionID value to 3 to indicate the new geometrically corrected L1B2 Ellipsoid product

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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, Ellipsoid, version 3, Hampton, VA, USA: NASA Atmospheric Science Data Center (ASDC), Accessed at doi: 10.5067/Terra/MISR/MI1B2E_L1.003

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