AIRS-CloudSat cloud mask and radar reflectivities collocation indexes V4.0 (AIRS_CPR_IND) at GES_DISC

Metadata Updated: May 2, 2019

Version 4.1 is the current version of the data set. Previous versions are no longer available and have been superseded by Version 4.1.

This is AIRS-AMSU-CloudSat collocation indexes, in netCDF-4 format. These data map CloudSat profile indexes to the collocated AMSU field of views, and AIRS IR footprints, per AIRS 6-min granule time. Hence it can be considered as Level 1. 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 AIRS_CPR_IND

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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 1, 2018
Metadata Updated Date May 2, 2019

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Harvested from NASA Data.json

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date August 1, 2018
Metadata Updated Date May 2, 2019
Unique Identifier C1236224151-GES_DISC
Maintainer Email
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 026:00
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Metadata Catalog ID
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Citation Eric Fetzer, Brian Wilson, and Gerald Manipon. 2012-06-01. AIRS_CPR_IND. Version 4.0. AIRS-CloudSat cloud mask and radar reflectivities collocation indexes V4.0. Greenbelt, MD, USA. AIRS_CPR_IND_4.0. Archived by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, U.S. Government, Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC). Digital Science Data.
Creator Eric Fetzer, Brian Wilson, and Gerald Manipon
Data Presentation Form Digital Science Data
Datagov Dedupe Retained 20190501230127
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Harvest Object Id a77ed989-53ad-4cf9-a498-c54d038f9b99
Harvest Source Id 39e4ad2a-47ca-4507-8258-852babd0fd99
Harvest Source Title NASA Data.json
Issue Identification AIRS_CPR_IND_4.0
Data First Published 2006-06-15
Homepage URL
Language en-US
Metadata Type geospatial
Data Last Modified 2015-01-30
Program Code 026:001
Release Place Greenbelt, MD, USA
Series Name AIRS_CPR_IND
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Source Hash d56fd344f38ce05af979e8d0d93a4167621088d0
Source Schema Version 1.1
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Temporal 2006-06-15T00:00:00Z/2019-02-25T00:00:00Z
Category MEaSUREs, geospatial

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