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 CGAS

Component Global Aerosol 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
MIL3DAE

This MISR Aerosol product contains 1 file for all grids and is Stage 3 Validated.  For newer Stage 3 Validated, 1 file “per” grid, please see the MIL3DAEN product by clicking here.

Stage 3 Validated, 1 file containing all grids Information icon

Daily

0.5° x 0.5° grid

2/25/2000 - 6/0/2017

MIL3MAE

This MISR AEROSOL product contains 1 file for all grids and is Stage 3 Validated.  For newer Stage 3 Validated, 1 file “per” grid, please see the MIL3MAEN product by clicking here.

Stage 3 Validated, 1 file containing all grids Information icon

Monthly

0.5° x 0.5° grid

2/1/2000 - 5/31/2017

MIL3QAE

This MISR AEROSOL product contains 1 file for all grids and is Stage 3 Validated.  For newer Stage 3 Validated, 1 file “per” grid, please see the MIL3QAEN product by clicking here.

Stage 3 Validated, 1 file containing all grids Information icon

Quarterly/Seasonal

0.5° x 0.5° grid

3/1/2000 - 05/31/2017

MIL3YAE

This MISR AEROSOL product contains 1 file for all grids and is Stage 3 Validated.  For newer Stage 3 Validated, 1 file “per” grid, please see the MIL3YAEN product by clicking here.

Stage 3 Validated, 1 file containing all grids Information icon

Yearly

0.5° x 0.5° grid

12/1/1999 - 11/30/2016

MI3DAEF

First Look product. Stage 3 Validated, 1 file containing all grids Information icon

Daily

0.5° x 0.5° grid

6/1/2007 - Present

MI3MAEF

First Look product. Stage 3 Validated, 1 file containing all grids Information icon

Monthly

0.5° x 0.5° grid

6/1/2007 - Present

MIL3DAEN

Stage 3 Validated, 1 file per grid Information icon

Daily

0.5° x 0.5° grid

2/25/2000 - Present

MIL3MAEN

Stage 3 Validated, 1 file per grid Information icon

Monthly

0.5° x 0.5° grid

2/1/2000 - Present

MIL3QAEN

Stage 3 Validated, 1 file per grid Information icon

Quarterly/Seasonal

0.5° x 0.5° grid

3/1/2000 - Present

MIL3YAEN

Stage 3 Validated, 1 file per grid Information icon

Yearly

0.5° x 0.5° grid

12/1/1999 - Present

MI3DAENF

First Look product. Stage 3 Validated, 1 file per grid. Information icon

Daily

0.5° x 0.5° grid

6/1/2007 - Present

MI3MAENF

First Look product. Stage 3 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.