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AIRS/Aqua L1B Infrared (IR) geolocated and calibrated radiances V005 (AIRIBRAD) at GES DISC
Entry ID: AIRIBRAD_005


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 AIRS Infrared (IR) level 1B data set contains AIRS calibrated and geolocated radiances in milliWatts/m^2/cm^-1/steradian for 2378 infrared channels in the 3.74 to 15.4 micron region of t he spectrum. The AIRS instrument is co-aligned with AMSU-A so that successive blocks of 3 x 3 AIRS footprints are contained within one AMSU-A footprint. The AIRIBRAD_005 products are stored in files (often referred to as "granules") that contain 6 minutes of data, 90 footprints across track by 135 lines along track.

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Description: AIRS home page at NASA/JPL. General information on the AIRS instrument suite, algorithms, and other AIRS-related activities can be found.


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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/Moustafa Chahine
Dataset Title: AIRS/Aqua L1B Infrared (IR) geolocated and calibrated radiances V005
Dataset Series Name: AIRIBRAD
Dataset Release Date: 2007-07-26T00:00:00.000Z
Dataset Release Place: Greenbelt, MD, USA
Dataset Publisher: Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC)
Version: 005
Data Presentation Form: Digital Science Data
Online Resource: https://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/datacollection/AIRIBRAD_005.html


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2002-08-30


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >AEROSOLS >DUST/ASH/SMOKE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >SULFUR COMPOUNDS >SULFUR DIOXIDE    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >INFRARED WAVELENGTHS >INFRARED RADIANCE    [Definition]


Platform
Aqua >Earth Observing System, Aqua    [Information]


Instrument
AIRS >Atmospheric Infrared Sounder    [Information]


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


Access Constraints
Data are expected to be available from the GSFC Earth Sciences (GES) Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC) about one year after launch. The DAAC Science Team will provide regular updates regarding data product releases in the future.


Keywords
Dust Flag
Dust Score
Volcanic Sulfur Dioxide Indicator


Data Set Progress
ACTIVE


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



Distribution
Distribution_Media: Online Archive
Distribution_Size: 1.6 MB
Distribution_Format: HDF-EOS
Fees: None


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


Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-12-06
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-01-25



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