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TOMS/EP Near UV Aerosol Index and LER 1-Orbit L2 40x40km at GES DISC

Metadata Updated: December 6, 2023

As part of the NASA's Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs) program, this projects describes a multi-decadal Fundamental Climate Data Record (FCDR) of calibrated radiances as well as an Earth System Data Record (ESDR) of aerosol properties over the continents derived from a 32-year record of satellite near-UV observations by three sensors.

The TOMS Earth Probe version 2 Level-2 orbital data product consists of cloud fraction, cloud optical depth, normalized radiance, reflectivity, residue, and UV aerosol index at approximately 40x40 km resolution (at nadir). This product also contains ancillary variables for ocean corrected surface albedo and terrain pressure.

Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS) instruments have been successfully flown in orbit aboard the Nimbus-7(Nov. 1978 - May 1993), Meteor-3 (Aug. 1991 - Dec. 1994), Earth Probe (June 1996 - December 2005), and ADEOS (Sep. 1996 - June 1997) satellites.

These Level-2 data are stored in the Hierarchical Data Format 5 (HDF5) and are available from the Goddard Earth Sciences (GES) Data and Information Services Center (DISC).

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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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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 6, 2023
Identifier C1452994122-GES_DISC
Data First Published 2017-12-12
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2018-09-06
Category MEaSUREs, geospatial
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 026:00
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Citation Omar Torres et al.. 2018-10-01. TOMSEPAER. Version 2. TOMS/EP Near UV Aerosol Index and LER 1-Orbit L2 40x40km. Goddard Space Flight Center. Archived by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, U.S. Government, Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC). Digital Science Data.
Creator Omar Torres et al.
Data Presentation Form Digital Science Data
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Program Code 026:001
Release Place Goddard Space Flight Center
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Source Hash 091909d9c3ae0863d275dd420cd522146c223eee8c81832fccbb2f9565709a18
Source Schema Version 1.1
Temporal 1996-07-16T18:21:21Z/2002-01-01T00:20:26Z

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