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

Metadata Updated: April 30, 2019

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 August 1, 2018
Metadata Updated Date April 30, 2019

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date August 1, 2018
Metadata Updated Date April 30, 2019
Unique Identifier C1452994122-GES_DISC
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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.
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Data First Published 2017-12-12
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Metadata Type geospatial
Data Last Modified 2018-09-06
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Release Place Goddard Space Flight Center
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Temporal 1996-07-16T18:21:21Z/2002-01-01T00:20:26Z
Category TOMS-EP, geospatial

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