AIRS/Aqua L3 Monthly Quantization in Physical Units (AIRS+AMSU+HSB) 5 degrees x 5 degrees V006 (AIRH3QPM) at GES DISC

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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 quantization products (QP) are distributional summaries derived from the Level-2 standard retrieval products (of swath type) to provide a more comprehensive set of statistical summaries than the traditional means and standard deviation. The QP products combine the Level 2 standard data parameters over grid cells of 5 x 5 deg spatial extent for temporal periods of a month. They preserve the multivariate distributional features of the original data and so provide a compressed data set that more accurately describes the disparate atmospheric states that is in the original Level-2 swath data set. The geophysical parameters are: Air Temperature and Water Vapor profiles (11 levels/layers), Cloud fraction (vertical distribution).

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Metadata Created Date August 1, 2018
Metadata Updated Date April 30, 2019

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date August 1, 2018
Metadata Updated Date April 30, 2019
Publisher NASA/GSFC/SED/ESD/GCDC/GESDISC
Unique Identifier C1238517242-GES_DISC
Maintainer
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Maintainer Email
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Citation AIRS Science Team/Joao Teixeira. 2013-03-12. AIRH3QPM. Version 006. AIRS/Aqua L3 Monthly Quantization in Physical Units (AIRS+AMSU+HSB) 5 degrees x 5 degrees V006. Greenbelt, MD, USA. Archived by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, U.S. Government, Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC). https://doi.org/10.5067/Aqua/AIRS/DATA329. https://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/datacollection/AIRH3QPM_006.html. Digital Science Data.
Creator AIRS Science Team/Joao Teixeira
Data Presentation Form Digital Science Data
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Harvest Source Title NASA Data.json
Data First Published 2002-09-01
Homepage URL https://doi.org/10.5067/Aqua/AIRS/DATA329
Language en-US
Metadata Type geospatial
Data Last Modified 2003-02-01
Program Code 026:001
Release Place Greenbelt, MD, USA
Series Name AIRH3QPM
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Temporal 2002-09-01T00:00:00Z/2003-02-01T23:59:59Z
Category Aqua, geospatial

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