Atmos Composition Hydrology A-Train AIRS Modeling MAIRS Measures Precipitation

Product Summary

Data Set Short Name: AIRX3QP5
Data Set Long Name: AIRS/Aqua Level 3 Pentad quantization in physical units (AIRS+AMSU)
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: 50 km x 50 km
Temporal Resolution: Twice per day (daytime and nighttime)
Temporal Coverage: 2002-09-01 - present
Parameters: AIR TEMPERATURE VERTICAL DISTRIBUTION, SPECIIFC HUMIDITY VERTICAL PROFILES, CLOUD TOP PRESSURE, CLOUD 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 (Without HSB).

The geophysical parameters have been averaged and binned into 1 x 1 deg grid cells, from -180.0 to +180.0 deg longitude and from -90.0 to +90.0 deg latitude. For each grid map of 4-byte floating-point mean values there is a corresponding 4-byte floating-point map of standard deviation and a 2-byte integer grid map of counts. The counts map provides the user with the number of points per bin that were included in the mean and can be used to generate custom multi-day maps from the daily gridded products.

The geophysical parameters are: Skin Temperature, Surface Air Temperature, Air Temperature, Tropopause, Precipitable Water, Water Vapor, Cloud Amount/Frequency, Cloud Height, Cloud Top Pressure, Cloud Top Temperature, Reflectance, Emissivity, Sea Surface Temperature, Ozone, Surface Pressure, Cloud Vertical Distribution.

(The Shortname for this product is AIRX3QP5).
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