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

MISR L2 Cloud Product

Level 2TC Cloud Products

The MISR Level 2 Products are geophysical measurements derived from the Level 1B2 data. The Top-of-Atmosphere (TOA)/Cloud Products contain measurements of TOA bidirectional reflectance factors, stereoscopically-derived cloud and land (reflecting level) elevation, cloud fraction, cloud texture, and other related parameters. The Level 2 Aerosol/Surface Product includes a range of parameters such as tropospheric aerosol optical depth; aerosol composition and size; surface directional reflectance factors and bi-hemispherical reflectance; and other related parameters. The Level 2 products are in swaths, each derived from a single MISR orbit, where the imagery is 380 km wide and approximately 20,000 km long.

Products Temporal Resolution Spatial Resolution Temporal Coverage
MIL2TCSP

MISR Level 2TC Cloud Products

Provisional, Stage 1 Validated & Stage 3 Validated Information icon

1 orbit (98.88 minutes)

Swath

2/29/2000 - Present

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