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OCO-3 Level 1B calibrated, geolocated calibration spectra, Retrospective Processing V10r (OCO3_L1B_Calibration) at GES DISC

Metadata Updated: December 6, 2023

Version 10r is the current version of the data set. Older versions will no longer be available and are superseded by Version 10r.

The Orbiting Carbon Observatory -3 (OCO-3) was deployed to the International Space Station in May, 2019. It is technically a single instrument, almost identical to OCO-2.

The Orbiting Carbon Observatory is the first NASA mission designed to collect space-based measurements of atmospheric carbon dioxide with the precision, resolution, and coverage needed to characterize the processes controlling its buildup in the atmosphere.

The OCO-3 incorporates three high-resolution spectrometers that make coincident measurements ofreflected sunlight in the near-infrared CO2 near 1.61 and 2.06 micrometers and in molecular oxygen (O2) A-Band at 0.76 micrometers. The three spectrometers have different characteristics and are calibrated independently. Their raw data numbers (DN) are delivered correlated in time to the Level 1B process as Level 1A products. Each band has 1016 spectralelements, although some are masked out in the L2 retrieval.

This L1B product results from calibration mode measurements (e.g., Lunar,Solar, Dark observations), and thus it differs from the OCO3_L1B_Science(L1bSc) product. The differences in the product formats are only in the geolocation information provided. Whereas the L1bSc products report geolocation data for each sounding, calibration products report the directionof the boresight vector.This is the retrospective processing where the calibration data is estimated from the full timeseries of data (before, during, and after the measurements), and is expected to be of slightly higher quality.

This is the retrospective processing where the calibration data is estimated from the full timeseries of data (before, during, and after the measurements), and is expected to be of slightly higher quality.

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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 December 1, 2022
Metadata Updated Date December 6, 2023

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Harvested from NASA Data.json

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date December 1, 2022
Metadata Updated Date December 6, 2023
Publisher NASA/GSFC/SED/ESD/GCDC/GESDISC
Maintainer
Identifier C2074239090-GES_DISC
Data First Published 2021-07-21
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2021-07-21
Category OCO-3, geospatial
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Citation OCO-3 Science Team/Michael Gunson, Annmarie Eldering. 2021-07-29. OCO3_L1B_Calibration. Version 10r. OCO-3 Level 1B calibrated, geolocated calibration spectra, Retrospective Processing V10r. Greenbelt, MD, USA. Archived by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, U.S. Government, Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC). https://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/datacollection/OCO3_L1B_Calibration_10r.html. Digital Science Data.
Creator OCO-3 Science Team/Michael Gunson, Annmarie Eldering
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Temporal 2019-08-06T00:00:00Z/2023-02-28T00:00:00Z

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