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Sentinel-5P TROPOMI SNPP VIIRS cloud product band 6 (NIR detector) 1-Orbit L2 7km x 3.5km V1 (S5P_L2__NP_BD6) at GES DISC

Metadata Updated: December 6, 2023

Starting from August 6th in 2019, Sentinel-5P TROPOMI along-track high spatial resolution (~5.5km at nadir) has been implemented. For data after August 6th of 2019, please check S5P_L2__NP_BD6 data collection.

The Copernicus Sentinel-5 Precursor (Sentinel-5P or S5P) satellite mission is one of the European Space Agency's (ESA) new mission family - Sentinels, and it is a joint initiative between the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the ESA. The sole payload on Sentinel-5P is the TROPOspheric Monitoring Instrument (TROPOMI), which is a nadir-viewing 108 degree Field-of-View push-broom grating hyperspectral spectrometer, covering the wavelength of ultraviolet-visible (UV-VIS, 270nm to 495nm), near infrared (NIR, 675nm to 775nm), and shortwave infrared (SWIR, 2305nm-2385nm). Sentinel-5P is the first of the Atmospheric Composition Sentinels and is expected to provide measurements of ozone, NO2, SO2, CH4, CO, formaldehyde, aerosols and cloud at high spatial, temporal and spectral resolutions.

Copernicus Sentinel-5P is flying in a loose formation with U.S. Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (SNPP) so that S5P is able to utilize the high spatial resolution capability of the Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument. S5P_L2_NP_BDx product contains VIIRS cloud information for each S5P across-track observation in a given band (i.e. band 3, band 6 and band 7). In addition to the nominal filed-of-view (FOV), the S5P_NPPC products are also generated for three scaled FOVs both in along and across-track directions to account for the presence of cloud covering a more extended area than the nominal FOV. The main output of S5P_L2_NP_BDx are the number of VIIRS pixels classified as confidently cloudy, probably cloudy, probably clear, and confidently clear; and the VIIRS sun-normalized radiance information in band M7, M9, and M11 such as mean, standard deviation, as well as number of valid radiance contributions.

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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 6, 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 6, 2023
Identifier C1622747262-GES_DISC
Data First Published 2018-07-18
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2018-07-18
Category Sentinel-5P, geospatial
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 026:00
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Citation Copernicus Sentinel data processed by ESA, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL). 2019-07-18. S5P_L2__NP_BD6. Version 1. Sentinel-5P TROPOMI SNPP VIIRS cloud product band 6 (NIR detector) 1-Orbit L2 7km x 3.5km. 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 Copernicus Sentinel data processed by ESA, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL)
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Release Place Greenbelt, MD, USA
Series Name S5P_L2__NP_BD6
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Temporal 2018-04-30T00:41:24Z/2022-01-17T00:00:00Z

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