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AIRS/Aqua L1B Infrared (IR) quality assurance subset V005 (AIRIBQAP) at GES DISC

Metadata Updated: December 7, 2023

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 AIRS IR Level 1B QA Subset contains Quality Assurance (QA) parameters that a user of may use to filter AIRS IR Level 1B radiance data to create a subset of analysis. QA parameters indicate quality of granule-per-channel, scan-per-channel, field of view, and channel and should be accessed before any data of analysis. It also contains "glintlat", "glintlon", and "sun_glint_distant" that users can use to check for possibility of solar glint contamination.

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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

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Harvested from NASA Data.json

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 7, 2023
Identifier C1243477368-GES_DISC
Data First Published 2002-08-30
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2023-11-06
Category Aqua, geospatial
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 026:00
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Catalog Describedby
Citation AIRS project. 2007-07-26. AIRIBQAP. Version 005. AIRS/Aqua L1B Infrared (IR) quality assurance subset V005. Greenbelt, MD, USA. Archived by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, U.S. Government, Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC). Digital Science Data.
Creator AIRS project
Data Presentation Form Digital Science Data
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Harvest Source Id 58f92550-7a01-4f00-b1b2-8dc953bd598f
Harvest Source Title NASA Data.json
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Metadata Type geospatial
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Program Code 026:001
Release Place Greenbelt, MD, USA
Series Name AIRIBQAP
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Source Hash f880bd38e08a1eef6e6cd0aa55a31f8936f6c9e1d44fc12484ad9b645e58d3b9
Source Schema Version 1.1
Temporal 2002-08-30T00:00:00Z/2023-11-13T00:00:00Z

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