AIRS/Aqua L1B AMSU (A1/A2) geolocated and calibrated brightness temperatures V005 (AIRABRAD) at GES DISC

Metadata Updated: August 9, 2018

The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) is a grating spectrometer (R = 1200) aboard the second Earth Observing System (EOS) polar-orbiting platform, EOS Aqua. In combination with the Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit (AMSU) and the Humidity Sounder for Brazil (HSB), AIRS constitutes an innovative atmospheric sounding group of visible, infrared, and microwave sensors. The AMSU-A instrument is co-aligned with AIRS so that successive blocks of 3 x 3 AIRS footprints are contained within one AMSU-A footprint. AMSU-A is primarily a temperature sounder that provides atmospheric information in the presence of clouds, which can be used to correct the AIRS infrared measurements for the effects of clouds. This is possible because non-precipitating clouds are for the most part transparent to microwave radiation, in contrast to visible and infrared radiation which are strongly scattered and absorbed by clouds. AMSU-A1 has 13 channels from 50 - 90 GHz and AMSU-A2 has 2 channels from 23 - 32 GHz. The AIRABRAD_005 products are stored in files (often referred to as "granules") that contain 6 minutes of data, 30 footprints across track by 45 lines along track.

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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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References

https://docserver.gesdisc.eosdis.nasa.gov/public/project/Images/AIRABRAD_005.jpeg
https://airsl1.gesdisc.eosdis.nasa.gov/data/Aqua_AIRS_Level1/AIRABRAD.005/
https://mirador.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/mirador/homepageAlt.pl?keyword=AIRABRAD
https://airsl1.gesdisc.eosdis.nasa.gov/opendap/Aqua_AIRS_Level1/AIRABRAD.005/contents.html
https://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/SSW/#keywords=AIRABRAD%20005
https://search.earthdata.nasa.gov/search?q=AIRABRAD+005
http://airs.jpl.nasa.gov/index.html
https://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/information/documents?title=AIRS%20Documentation
https://docserver.gesdisc.eosdis.nasa.gov/repository/Mission/AIRS/3.3_ScienceDataProductDocumentation/3.3.4_ProductGenerationAlgorithms/README.AIRABRAD.pdf
https://docserver.gesdisc.eosdis.nasa.gov/repository/Mission/AIRS/3.7_ScienceDataProductValidation/V5_CalVal_Status_Summary.pdf

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Metadata Created Date August 9, 2018
Metadata Updated Date August 9, 2018

Metadata Source

Harvested from NASA Data.json

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Metadata Created Date August 9, 2018
Metadata Updated Date August 9, 2018
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Related Documents https://docserver.gesdisc.eosdis.nasa.gov/public/project/Images/AIRABRAD_005.jpeg, https://airsl1.gesdisc.eosdis.nasa.gov/data/Aqua_AIRS_Level1/AIRABRAD.005/, https://mirador.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/mirador/homepageAlt.pl?keyword=AIRABRAD, https://airsl1.gesdisc.eosdis.nasa.gov/opendap/Aqua_AIRS_Level1/AIRABRAD.005/contents.html, https://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/SSW/#keywords=AIRABRAD%20005, https://search.earthdata.nasa.gov/search?q=AIRABRAD+005, http://airs.jpl.nasa.gov/index.html, https://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/information/documents?title=AIRS%20Documentation, https://docserver.gesdisc.eosdis.nasa.gov/repository/Mission/AIRS/3.3_ScienceDataProductDocumentation/3.3.4_ProductGenerationAlgorithms/README.AIRABRAD.pdf, https://docserver.gesdisc.eosdis.nasa.gov/repository/Mission/AIRS/3.7_ScienceDataProductValidation/V5_CalVal_Status_Summary.pdf
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