NOAA Climate Data Record (CDR) of AVHRR Daily and Monthly Aerosol Optical Thickness over Global Oceans, Version 2.0

Metadata Updated: March 11, 2021

This NOAA Climate Data Record (CDR) of Aerosol Optical Thickness (AOT) is derived from data taken over global oceans from the PATMOS-x AVHRR level-2b channel 1 (0.63 micron) orbital clear-sky radiance. The retrieval is performed for selected spatial (8-km) and temporal (1 time per day) resolution in cloud free condition during daytime over global oceans. The AVHRR AOT CDR version 2 extends from 1981 to 2009 and includes both daily and monthly data in an equal angle grid (0.1x0.1 degree). Version 2 has improved cloud screening and data processing from version 1. Due to the relatively large uncertainties associated with surface reflectance over water glint area and land surface as well as limited AVHRR retrieval channels, the current algorithm only performs retrieval over non-glint water surface (specifically at the anti-solar side of the orbit and viewing angle is larger than 40 degree away from the specular ray).

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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 March 11, 2021
Metadata Updated Date March 11, 2021
Data Update Frequency irregular

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date March 11, 2021
Metadata Updated Date March 11, 2021
Publisher DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce (Point of Contact)
Unique Identifier Unknown
Identifier gov.noaa.ncdc:C00858
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2014-05-19
Public Access Level public
Data Update Frequency irregular
Bureau Code 006:48
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Program Code 006:059
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash 0666f84dd1afaedff74bd0acba6d44feee83bda7
Source Schema Version 1.1
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Temporal 1981-01-01T00:00:00/2009-12-31T00:00:00

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