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TES/Aura L2 Supplemental Profiles V007

Metadata Updated: December 6, 2023

TL2SUP_7 is the Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer (TES)/Aura Level 2 Supplemental Profiles Version 7 data product. TES was an instrument aboard NASA's Aura satellite and was launched from California on July 15, 2004. Data collection for TES is complete. The satellite flew at an altitude of 705 km in an orbit that took it near Earth's North and South Poles. After each orbit, the spacecraft advanced 22° westward. After 233 orbits (16 days) it was then back to its starting point. This product contains input data to the TES radiance forward model. These were profiles generated from climatology databases to be used in the forward model calculation but are not retrieved parameters. The process, referred to as retrieval, compared observed spectra to the modeled spectra and iteratively updates the atmospheric parameters.

Level 2 data contains retrieved species (or temperature) profiles at the observation targets and the estimated errors. The geolocation, quality, and other data (e.g., surface characteristics for nadir observations) were also provided. L2 modeled spectra were evaluated using radiative transfer modeling algorithms. The process, referred to as retrieval, compared observed spectra to the modeled spectra and iteratively updated the atmospheric parameters. L2 modeled spectra were evaluated using radiative transfer modeling algorithms. The process, referred to as retrieval, compared observed spectra to the modeled spectra and iteratively updated the atmospheric parameters. L2 standard product files included information for one molecular species (or temperature) for an entire global survey or special observation run. A global survey consisted of a maximum of 16 consecutive orbits, over which 3,200 retrievals were performed.

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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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Dates

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 NASA/LARC/SD/ASDC
Maintainer
Identifier C1331182610-LARC
Data First Published 2015-08-27
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2019-06-19
Category TES, geospatial
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 026:00
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Citation 2017-04-06. Archived by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, U.S. Government, NASA/LARC/SD/ASDC. https://doi.org/10.5067/AURA/TES/TL2SUP_L2.007. https://asdc.larc.nasa.gov/project/TES.
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Program Code 026:001
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Temporal 2004-08-22T00:00:00Z/2018-01-22T23:59:59Z

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