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

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Which format should I choose (stacked-block or conventional)?

The choice of format largely depends on the tools you are using. Some MISR specific tools, such as misr_view, only support stacked-block format. Tools with only generic support for HDF or HDF-EOS, will be able to display stacked-block data a block-at-time, but will not automatically stitch blocks together with the proper alignment, and will not provide geolocation information.

  • If you are using MISR-specific tools such as misr_view or the MISR ENVI Tools, you should use the stacked-block format.
  • If you are using generic HDF or HDF-EOS tools, you should use the conventional format.