Atmos Composition Hydrology A-Train AIRS Modeling MAIRS Measures Precipitation

Product Summary

Data Set Short Name: AIRX3QPM
Data Set Long Name: AIRS/Aqua Level 3 Monthly 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, Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit-A
Horizontal Resolution: 5 degrees x 5 degrees
Temporal Resolution: monthly
Temporal Coverage: 2002-09-01 - 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 monthly quantization product in physical units (Without HSB).

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).

The Shortname for this product is AIRX3QPM).
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