OMI/Aura Effective Cloud Pressure and Fraction (Raman Scattering) 1-Orbit L2 Swath 13x24 km V003 (OMCLDRR) at GES DISCEntry ID: GES_DISC_OMCLDRR_V003
Abstract: The reprocessed Aura OMI Version 003 Level 2 Cloud Data Product OMCLDRR is made available (in April 2012) to the public from the NASA Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC). http://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/Aura/OMI/omcldrr_v003.shtml )
Aura OMI provides two Level-2 Cloud products (OMCLDRR and OMCLDO2) at pixel resolution (13 x 24 km at nadir) that ... are based on two different algorithms, the Rotational Raman Scattering method and the O2-O2 absorption method. This level-2 global cloud product (OMCLDRR) provides effective cloud pressure and effective cloud fraction that is based on the least square fitting of the Ring spectrum (filling-in of Fraunhofer lines in the range 392 to 398 nm due to rotational Raman scattering). This product also contains many ancillary and derived parameters, terrain and geolocation information, solar and satellite viewing angles, and quality flags. The shortname for this Level-2 OMI Cloud Pressure and Fraction product is OMCLDRR and the algorithm lead for this product is NASA OMI scientist Dr. Joanna Joinner.
(The shortname for this Level-2 OMI cloud pressure and fraction product is OMCLDRR)
OMCLDRR files are stored in EOS Hierarchical Data Format (HDF-EOS5). Each file contains data from the day lit portion of an orbit (53 minutes). There are approximately 14 orbits per day. The maximum file size for the OMCLDRR data product is about 9 Mbytes.
A short OMCLDRR Readme Document that includes brief algorithm description and data quality is also provided by the OMCLDRR Algorithm lead.
Data Category Parameters:
The OMCLDRR data file contains one swath which consists of two groups:
Two Effective Cloud Fraction and two Cloud Top Pressures that are based on two different clear and cloudy scene reflectivity criteria, Chlorophyll Amount, Effective Reflectivity (394.1 micron), UV Aerosol Index (based on 360 and 388 nm), and many Auxiliary Algorithm Parameter and Quality Flags.
Latitude, Longitude, Time, Solar Zenith Angle, Viewing
Zenith Angle, Relative Azimuth Angle, Terrain Height, and Ground Pixel
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Joanna Joiner, Ph.D
Dataset Title: OMI/Aura Cloud Pressure and Fraction (Raman Scattering) 1-Orbit L2 Swath 13x24 km
Dataset Series Name: OMCLDRR
Dataset Release Date: 2012
Dataset Release Place: Greenbelt, MD, USA
Dataset Publisher: Goddard Space Flight Center Distributed Active Archive Center (GSFC DAAC)
Data Presentation Form: Digital Science DataOnline Resource: http://disc.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/datacollection/OMCLDRR_V003.html
Start Date: 2004-10-01
Latitude Resolution: 13 km
Longitude Resolution: 24 km
Horizontal Resolution Range: 10 km - < 50 km or approximately .09 degree - < .5 degree
Temporal Resolution: Day Time Orbit
Temporal Resolution Range: Daily - < Weekly
ISO Topic Category
Quality The reprocessed data product is not fully validated yet.
Use Constraints This Data set (version 003/second public release) is not fully
validated yet. Before using it in any publication please contact
... algorithm team lead Dr. Joanna Joiner (Joanna.Joiner@nasa.gov) for the
current known problems and updates.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: Approx 9 MB per file
Distribution Format: HDF-EOS5
Phone: +1 301-614-6247
Fax: +1 301 614-5903
Email: Joanna.Joiner at nasa.gov
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Code 613.3, Bldg 33
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: jennifer.c.wei at nasa.gov
Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center Code 610.2 NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-04-20
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-05-21
Future DIF Review Date: 2015-01-01