Atmos Composition Hydrology A-Train AIRS Modeling MAIRS Measures Precipitation

Product Summary

Data Set Short Name: AIRS3QP5
Data Set Long Name: AIRS/Aqua Level 3 Pentad quantization in physical units (AIRS-only)
Data Set Version: 005
Data Set Creator: AIRS Science Team/Moustafa Chahine
Data Set Publisher: Goddard Earth Science Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC)
Data Set Release Date: 2007-07-26
Data Set Release Place: Greenbelt, MD, USA
Platform: Earth Observing System, AQUA
Sensor(s): Atmospheric Infrared Sounder
Horizontal Resolution: 5 degrees x 5 degrees
Temporal Resolution: 5 days
Temporal Coverage: 2007-06-01 - present
Parameters: AIR TEMPERATURE PROFILE, SPECIFIC HUMIDITY PROFILE, CLOUD FRACTION VERTICAL DISTRIBUTION
Data Holdings Page: View
User's Guide: README.AIR_3ST_.pdf

 Product Description

AIRS/Aqua Level 3 pentad quantization product in physical units (AIRS Only).

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 five days. Pentads always start on the 1st, 6th, 11th, 16th, 21st, and 26th days of the month and may contain as few as 3 days of data or as much as 6 days. 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).

(The Shortname for this product is AIRS3QP5)
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