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AirMSPI version 5 ellipsoid-projected georegistered radiance product acquired during the NASA PODEX flight campaign January-February 2013

Metadata Updated: December 7, 2023

AirMSPI_PODEX_Ellipsoid-projected_Georegistered_Radiance_Data are AirMSPI Ellipsoid-projected georegistered radiance product acquired during the NASA Polarimeter Definition Experiment (PODEX) flight campaign.

AirMSPI Level 1B2 products contain radiometric and polarimetric images of clouds, aerosols, and the surface of the Earth. In particular, products contain map-projected data at 8 wavelengths: 355, 380, 445, 470, 555, 660, 865, and 935 nm. The data products include radiance, time, solar zenith, solar azimuth, view zenith, and view azimuth for all spectral bands. Wavelengths for which polarization information is available (470, 660, and 865 nm) also include the Stokes parameters Q and U, as well as degree of linear polarization (DOLP) and angle of linear polarization (AOLP). Q, U, and AOLP are reported relative to both the scattering and view meridian planes. Files are distributed in HDF-EOS-5 format.

This release of AirMSPI data contains all targets acquired during the Polarimeter Definition Experiment (PODEX) flight campaign. PODEX was based out of NASA’s Armstrong (formerly Dryden) Flight Research Center in Palmdale, CA, and focused on clouds and aerosols in and around California. AirMSPI data were acquired from January 14 through February 6, 2013.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 7, 2023

Metadata Source

Harvested from NASA Data.json

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 7, 2023
Identifier C1461089729-LARC_ASDC
Data First Published 2017-07-18
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2018-07-23
Category AIRMSPI, geospatial
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 026:00
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Citation 2013-07-02. Archived by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, U.S. Government, NASA/LARC/SD/ASDC.
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Temporal 2013-01-14T00:00:00Z/2013-02-06T23:59:59.999Z

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