Solar radiation enters the Earth's atmosphere with a portion being scattered by clouds and aerosols.

Processing, archiving and distributing Earth science data
at the NASA Langley Research Center

How large are the MISR data files?

Depending on the MISR data product, the files can be quite large (for example, a Level 2 Aerosol data product file is approximately 35 Megabytes and a Level 1B2 Radiance file is approximately 600 Megabytes).

ESDT Shortnames and Nominal File Sizes of Available MISR Data Sets
ESDT Shortname Frequency Nominal File Sizes (Mb)
MIL3DRD Daily 91
MIL3MRD Monthly 470
MIL3QRD Quarterly 524
MIL3YRD Yearly 560
MIL3DLS Daily 1
MIL3MLS Monthly 3
MIL3QLS Quarterly 4
MIL3YLS Yearly 6
MIL3DAE Daily 1
MIL3MAE Monthly 2
MIL3QAE Quarterly 3
MIL3YAE Yearly 4
MIL3DAL Daily 4
MIL3MAL Monthly 16
MIL3QAL Quarterly 22
MIL3YAL Yearly 14
MIL2ASAE 15/Day 40
MIL2ASLS 15/Day 600
MIL2TCST 15/Day 100
MIL2TCAL 15/Day 375
MIL2TCCL 15/Day 4
ESDT Shortname Frequency Nominal File Sizes (Mb)
MI1B2E (15x9)/Day 200 (Oblique), 600 (Nadir)
MI1B2T (15x9)/Day 100 (Oblique), 350 (Nadir)
MIB2GEOP 15/Day 6
MIRCCM (15x9)/Day 10
MB2LME 9 per acquisition 12
MB2LMT 9 per acquisition 12
MISBR (15x9)/Day 1
MIL1A (15x9)/Day 400 (Oblique), 900 (Nadir)
MI1B1 (15x9)/Day 400 (Oblique), 1300 (Nadir)
MIB1LM 9 per acquisition 30
MI1AENG1   2
MI1ANAV   1
MI1AMOT   1
MI1AC   75
MI1AOBC   1
MIANACP n/a 1
MIANCAGP 1 per path 110
MIANCARP n/a 5
MIANCSSC n/a 5
MIANTASC n/a 13
MISANCGM n/a 1