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AIRS/Aqua L3 Monthly Quantization in Physical Units (AIRS+AMSU+HSB) 5 degrees x 5 degrees V006 (AIRH3QPM) at GES DISC
Entry ID: AIRH3QPM_006


Summary
Abstract: The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) is a grating spectrometer (R = 1200) aboard the second Earth Observing System (EOS) polar-orbiting platform, EOS Aqua. In combination with the Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit (AMSU) and the Humidity Sounder for Brazil (HSB), AIRS constitutes an innovative atmospheric sounding group of visible, infrared, and microwave sensors. The quantization products (QP) are distributional summaries derived from the Level-2 standard retrieval products (of swath type) to provide a more comprehensive set of statistical summaries than the traditional means and standard deviation. The QP products combine the Level 2 standard data parameters over grid cells of 5 x 5 deg spatial extent for temporal periods of a month. They preserve the multivariate distributional features of the original data and so provide a compressed data set that more accurately describes the disparate atmospheric states that is in the original Level-2 swath data set. The geophysical parameters are: Air Temperature and Water Vapor profiles (11 levels/layers), Cloud fraction (vertical distribution).

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Geographic Coverage
 N: 90.0 S: -90.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Creator: AIRS Science Team/Joao Teixeira
Dataset Title: AIRS/Aqua L3 Monthly Quantization in Physical Units (AIRS+AMSU+HSB) 5 degrees x 5 degrees V006
Dataset Series Name: AIRH3QPM
Dataset Release Date: 2013-03-12T00:00:00.000Z
Dataset Release Place: Greenbelt, MD, USA
Dataset Publisher: Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC)
Version: 006
Data Presentation Form: Digital Science Data
Online Resource: https://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/datacollection/AIRH3QPM_006.html


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2002-09-01
Stop Date: 2003-02-01


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >SURFACE TEMPERATURE >AIR TEMPERATURE >AIR TEMPERATURE PROFILE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >WATER VAPOR PROFILES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD TOP PRESSURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD VERTICAL DISTRIBUTION >CLOUD FRACTION VERTICAL DISTRIBUTION    [Definition]


Platform
Aqua >Earth Observing System, Aqua    [Information]


Instrument
AIRS >Atmospheric Infrared Sounder    [Information]
AMSU-A >Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit-A    [Information]
HSB >Humidity Sounder for Brazil    [Information]


Project
Aqua >Earth Observing System (EOS), Aqua    [Information]


Access Constraints
None


Keywords
RADIANCE
CALIBRATED
GEOLOCATED
TEMPERATURE
WATER VAPOR
EOSDIS


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (formerly Goddard DAAC), Global Change Data Center, Earth Sciences Division, Science and Exploration Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA    [Information]
Data Center URL: https://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: GES DISC HELP DESK SUPPORT GROUP
Phone: 301-614-5224
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: gsfc-help-disc at lists.nasa.gov
Contact Address:
Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center
Code 610.2
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA


Personnel
ED ESFANDIARI
Role: METADATA AUTHOR
Phone: 301-614-5960
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: asghar.e.esfandiari at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center
Code 610.2
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA


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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-02-14
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-04-15



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