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Aqua/AIRS L2 Standard Physical Retrieval (AIRS+AMSU) V7.0 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. The AIRS combination with the Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit (AMSU) constitutes an innovative atmospheric sounding group of infrared and microwave sensors. The AIRS Standard Retrieval Product consists of retrieved estimates of cloud and surface properties, plus profiles of retrieved temperature, water vapor, ozone, carbon monoxide and methane. Estimates of the errors associated with these quantities are also be part of the Standard Product. The temperature profile vertical resolution is 28 levels total between 1100 mb and 0.1 mb, while moisture profile is reported at 14 atmospheric layers between 1100 mb and 50 mb. The horizontal resolution is 50 km.

An AIRS granule has been set as 6 minutes of data, 30 footprints cross track by 45 lines along track. There are 240 granules per day, with an orbit repeat cycle of approximately 16 day.

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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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AIRS level 2 Standard  Retrieval

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 7, 2023
Identifier C1701805641-GES_DISC
Data First Published 2002-08-30
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2016-09-25
Category Aqua, geospatial
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 026:00
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Citation AIRS project. 2019-12-15. AIRX2RET. Version 7.0. Aqua/AIRS L2 Standard Physical Retrieval (AIRS+AMSU) V7.0. 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.
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Release Place Greenbelt, MD, USA
Series Name AIRX2RET
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Temporal 2002-08-30T00:00:00Z/2016-09-25T23:59:59.999Z

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