AIRS-AMSU variables-CloudSat cloud mask, radar reflectivities, and cloud classification matchups V3.2 (AIRSM_CPR_MAT) at GES DISC

Metadata Updated: August 9, 2018

This is AIRS-CloudSat collocated subset, in NetCDF 4 format. These data contain collocated: AIRS/AMSU retrievals at AMSU footprints, CloudSat radar reflectivities, and MODIS cloud mask. These data are created within the frames of the MEaSUREs project.

The basic task is to bring together retrievals of water vapor and cloud properties from multiple "A-train" instruments (AIRS, AMSR-E, MODIS, AMSU, MLS, CloudSat), classify each "scene" (instrument look) using the cloud information, and develop a merged, multi-sensor climatology of atmospheric water vapor as a function of altitude, stratified by the cloud classes. This is a large science analysis project that will require the use of SciFlo technologies to discover and organize all of the datasets, move and cache datasets as required, find space/time "matchups" between pairs of instruments, and process years of satellite data to produce the climate data records.

The short name for this collection is AIRSM_CPR_MAT

Parameters contained in the data files include the following: Variable Name|Description|Units CH4_total_column|Retrieved total column CH4| (molecules/cm2) CloudFraction|CloudSat/CALIPSO Cloud Fraction| (None) CloudLayers| Number of hydrometeor layers| (count) clrolr|Clear-sky Outgoing Longwave Radiation|(Watts/m2) CO_total_column|Retrieved total column CO| (molecules/cm2) CPR_Cloud_mask| CPR Cloud Mask |(None) Data_quality| Data Quality |(None) H2OMMRSat|Water vapor saturation mass mixing ratio|(gm/kg) H2OMMRStd|Water Vapor Mass Mixing Ratio |(gm/kg dry air) MODIS_Cloud_Fraction| MODIS 250m Cloud Fraction| (None) MODIS_scene_var |MODIS scene variability| (None) nSurfStd|1-based index of the first valid level|(None) O3VMRStd|Ozone Volume Mixing Ratio|(vmr) olr|All-sky Outgoing Longwave Radiation|(Watts/m2) Radar_Reflectivity| Radar Reflectivity Factor| (dBZe) Sigma-Zero| Sigma-Zero| (dB*100) TAirMWOnlyStd|Atmospheric Temperature retrieved using only MW|(K) TCldTopStd|Cloud top temperature|(K) totH2OStd|Total precipitable water vapor| (kg/m2) totO3Std|Total ozone burden| (Dobson) TSurfAir|Atmospheric Temperature at Surface|(K) TSurfStd|Surface skin temperature|(K) End of parameter information

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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 August 9, 2018
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