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MISR ARCTAS Products

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Arctic Research of the Composition of the Troposphere from Aircraft and Satellites (ARCTAS)

Arctic Research of the Composition of the Troposphere from Aircraft and Satellites (ARCTAS) is an aerosol experiment taking place in the Arctic in March, April, June, and July, 2008. The ARCTAS mission, one of the POLARCAT (POLar study using Aircraft, Remote sensing, surface measurements and modeling of Climate, chemistry, Aerosols and Transport) campaigns for the International Polar Year, is aimed at learning more about the state of the Arctic atmosphere and reporting on the changes that have occurred as a result of pollution. The experiment contains four deployments.

Deployment Date Location MISR Definiton of Area
Lat-Lon Paths Blocks
ICEALOT March 19 - April 24, 2008 North Atlantic      
Spring April 1 - 21, 2008 Barrow and Fairbanks, Alaska 64N - 71N, 148W - 157W 68 - 82, 164 - 166 32 - 38, 6
CARB June 18 - 25, 2008 California coast      
Summer June 26 - July 31, 2008 Yellowknife and Cold Lake, Alberta 54N - 61N, 110W - 115W 36 - 48 39 - 49

The Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) support is during the Spring and Summer campaign deployments.

Products Temporal Coverage
MISBR

Color browse image for each camera, 2.2 km resolution.

March, April, June, and July 2008

ATSMIGEO

Geometric parameters - sun and view angles.

March, April, June, and July 2008

Products Temporal Coverage
MB2LME

Top of Atmosphere (TOA) radiance, ellipsoid projected for specific 300 km by 360 km ARCTAS sites.

March, April, June, and July 2008

MB2LMT

TOA radiance, terrain projected for specific 300 km by 360 km ARCTAS sites.

March, April, June, and July 2008

Products Temporal Coverage
ATSMIB2E

TOA radiance, ellipsoid projected.

March, April, June, and July 2008

ATSMIB2T

TOA radiance, terrain projected.

March, April, June, and July 2008

ATSM2STF

Stereoscopically-derived cloud product - First Look

March, April, June, and July 2008

ATSM2LSF

Land surface product - First Look

March, April, June, and July 2008

ATSM2AEF

Aerosol product - First Look

March, April, June, and July 2008

MISR read software is product dependent. If read software is available, a "read software" tab will appear on the product landing page.