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MLS/Aura Level 2 Cloud Ice Product V005 (ML2IWC) at GES DISC

Metadata Updated: December 7, 2023

ML2IWC is the EOS Aura Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS) standard product for cloud ice water content derived from radiances measured by the 240 GHz radiometer. The data version is 5.0. Spatial coverage is near-global (-82 degrees to +82 degrees latitude), with each profile spaced 1.5 degrees or ~165 km along the orbit track (roughly 15 orbits per day). The recommended useful vertical range is from 215 to 82.5 hPa, and the vertical resolution is about 3 km. Users of the ML2IWC data product should read sections 3.15 and 3.16 of the EOS MLS Level 2 Version 5 Quality Document for more information.

The data are stored in the version 5 EOS Hierarchical Data Format (HDF-EOS5), which is based on the version 5 Hierarchical Data Format, or HDF-5. Each file contains two swath objects (profile and column data), each with a set of data and geolocation fields, swath attributes, and metadata.

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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 C1729925584-GES_DISC
Data First Published 2020-02-04
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2020-02-04
Category Aura, geospatial
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 026:00
Metadata Context
Metadata Catalog ID
Schema Version
Catalog Describedby
Citation Lambert, A., Livesey, N. and Read, W.. 2020-06-11. ML2IWC. Version 005. MLS/Aura Level 2 Cloud Ice Product 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 Lambert, A., Livesey, N. and Read, W.
Data Presentation Form Digital Science Data
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Harvest Object Id 201ad03d-9fc1-44ab-91b8-c65842a04bb7
Harvest Source Id 58f92550-7a01-4f00-b1b2-8dc953bd598f
Harvest Source Title NASA Data.json
Homepage URL
Metadata Type geospatial
Old Spatial -180.0 -82.0 180.0 82.0
Program Code 026:001
Release Place Greenbelt, MD, USA
Series Name ML2IWC
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash d2e5e2f0b21191074e196618d3aef9f5e3fa8dd3590f87ed68cd7b45bbe6d097
Source Schema Version 1.1
Temporal 2004-08-02T00:00:00Z/2022-01-17T00:00:00Z

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