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MISR Aerosol Climatology Product V001

Metadata Updated: December 6, 2023

MISR Aerosol Climatology Product is 1) the microphysical and scattering characteristics of pure aerosol upon which routine retrievals are based; 2) mixtures of pure aerosol to be compared with MISR observations; and 3) likelihood value assigned to each mode geographically.The ACP describes mixtures of up to three component aerosol types from a list of eight components, in varying proportions. ACP component aerosol particle data quality depends on the ACP input data, which are based on aerosol particles described in the literature, and take into account MISR-specific sensitivity to particle size, single-scattering albedo, and shape - roughly: small, medium and large; dirty and clean; spherical and nonspherical [Kahn et al., 1998; 2001]. Also reported in the ACP are the mixtures of these components used by the retrieval algorithm.The MISR instrument consists of nine pushbroom cameras which measure radiance in four spectral bands. Global coverage is achieved in nine days. The cameras are arranged with one camera pointing toward the nadir, four cameras pointing forward and four cameras pointing aftward. It takes 7 minutes for all nine cameras to view the same surface location. The view angles relative to the surface reference ellipsoid, are 0, 26.1, 45.6, 60.0, and 70.5 degrees. The spectral band shapes are nominally Gaussian, centered at 443, 555, 670, and 865 nm.

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Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 6, 2023

Metadata Source

Harvested from NASA Data.json

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 6, 2023
Publisher ASDC
Identifier C185127378-LARC
Data First Published 1999-11-22
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2020-12-31
Category MISR, geospatial
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 026:00
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Citation Archived by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, U.S. Government, ASDC.
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Metadata Type geospatial
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Program Code 026:001
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash 0936ea6d75099c88856fb2f95519b6246b723e4fd6d6a0e2f54fd1cc2363b5c8
Source Schema Version 1.1
Temporal 1999-11-22T00:00:00Z/2022-01-17T00:00:00Z

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