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AIRS3QP5 Version 006: Aqua AIRS Pentad Quantization in Physical Units (AIRS-only)

Data Citation

To cite the data in publications:
AIRS Science Team/Joao Texeira (2013),Aqua AIRS Pentad Quantization in Physical Units (AIRS-only),version 006, Greenbelt, MD, USA:NASA Goddard Earth Science Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC), Accessed Enter User Data Access Date at doi:10.5067/AQUA/AIRS/DATA333

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)

Product Summary

Short Name:    AIRS3QP5

Long Name:    Aqua AIRS Pentad Quantization in Physical Units (AIRS-only)

DOI:    10.5067/AQUA/AIRS/DATA333

Version:    006

Format    HDF-EOS

Spatial Coverage:   (90.0 N to -90.0 S; 180.0 E to -180.0 W)

Temporal Coverage: 2002-08-30 to Current



Data Resolution:
Latitude Resolution: 5 degrees
Longitude Resolution: 5 degrees
Temporal Resolution: Once per 5 days


File Size:    41.8 MB

Data Access

Data Service Name: ON-LINE ARCHIVE
Data Service Description: Access the AIRS/Aqua Level 3 pentad quantization product (Airs Only) data by FTP.
Data Service Access URL: ftp://acdisc.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/ftp/data/s4pa/Aqua_AIRS_Level3/AIRS3QP5.006/

Data Service Name: MIRADOR
Data Service Description: Access the AIRS/Aqua Level 3 pentad quantization product (Airs Only) data using Mirador.
Data Service Access URL: http://mirador.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/mirador/homepageAlt.pl?keyword=AIRS3QP5

Data Service Name: OPENDAP DIRECTORY (DODS)
Data Service Description: Access the AIRS/Aqua Level 3 pentad quantization product (Airs Only) through OPeNDAP.
Data Service Access URL: http://acdisc.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/opendap/Aqua_AIRS_Level3/AIRS3QP5.006/contents.html

Data Service Name: SSW
Data Service Description: Access the AIRS/Aqua Level 3 pentad quantization product (Airs Only) using Simple Subset Wizard (Search and subset by date and spatial region).
Data Service Access URL: http://disc.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/SSW/#keywords=AIRS3QP5 006

Data Service Name: REVERB
Data Service Description: Refine your granule search with ECHO's next generation Earth Science discovery tool (Reverb) using information from this record.
Data Service Access URL: http://reverb.echo.nasa.gov/reverb/#utf8=%E2%9C%93&spatial_map=satellite&spatial_type=rectangle&keywords=GES_DISC_AIRS3QP5_V006

For further information or assistance email the NASA GES DISC Help Desk: gsfc-help-disc@lists.nasa.gov
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Global Change Master Directory Catalog Entry (GCMD DIF):
http://gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov/getdif.htm?GES_DISC_AIRS3QP5_V006

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