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 CGAL

Component Global Albedo Product

The MISR Level 3 Products are global or regional maps of select parameters from the Level 2 products and associated covariances reported on various geographic grids depending on the data product. Parameters from multiple orbits are combined to make complete Level 3 global maps at daily (D), monthly (M), quarterly (Q), and yearly (Y) time scales and regional maps associated with field campaigns at daily and monthly time scales.

First Look (products ending in F): Initial data processed with apriori boundary conditions. Once actual conditions are obtained (about 3 months), the data are reprocessed to final product.
Products Temporal Resolution Spatial Resolution Temporal Coverage
MIL3DAL

Stage 1 Validated, 1 file containing all grids Information icon

Daily

0.5° x 0.5° grid

2/25/2000 - Present

MIL3MAL

Stage 1 Validated, 1 file containing all grids Information icon

Monthly

0.5° x 0.5° grid

2/1/2000 - Present

MIL3QAL

Stage 1 Validated, 1 file containing all grids Information icon

Quarterly/Seasonal

0.5° x 0.5° grid

3/1/2000 - Present

MIL3YAL

Stage 1 Validated, 1 file containing all grids Information icon

Yearly

0.5° x 0.5° grid

12/1/1999 - Present

MI3DALF

First Look product. Stage 1 Validated, 1 file containing all grids. Information icon

Daily

0.5° x 0.5° grid

6/1/2007 - Present

MI3MALF

First Look product. Stage 1 Validated, 1 file containing all grids. Information icon

Monthly

0.5° x 0.5° grid

6/1/2007 - Present

MIL3DALN

Stage 1 Validated, 1 file per grid Information icon

Daily

0.5° x 0.5° grid

2/25/2000 - Present

MIL3MALN

Stage 1 Validated, 1 file per grid Information icon

Monthly

0.5° x 0.5° grid

2/1/2000 - Present

MIL3QALN

Stage 1 Validated, 1 file per grid Information icon

Quarterly/Seasonal

0.5° x 0.5° grid

3/1/2000 - Present

MIL3YALN

Stage 1 Validated, 1 file per grid Information icon

Yearly

0.5° x 0.5° grid

12/1/1999 - Present

MI3DALNF

First Look product. Stage 1 Validated, 1 file per grid. Information icon

Daily

0.5° x 0.5° grid

6/1/2007 - Present

MI3MALNF

First Look product. Stage 1 Validated, 1 file per grid. Information icon

Monthly

0.5° x 0.5° grid

6/1/2007 - Present

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