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 Level 2 Near Real Time Products

Level 2 Near Real Time

MISR Level 2 Near Real Time (NRT) Products are geophysical measurements derived in near real time from Level 1 NRT products. Product data is organized in 10-50 minute sessions representing a portion of a single MISR orbit. Parameters are projected onto a Space-Oblique Mercator (SOM) map grid and defined throughout the 380 km wide MISR swath. At present, available Level 2 NRT products include two formats of the MISR Level 2 Cloud Motion Vector (CMV) product, comprising height-resolved cloud motions representative of the wind field. The CMV product is analogous to the Level 3 CMV product offered in standard production.

Near Real Time products are available on a 30 day rolling deletion window.

Products Temporal Resolution Spatial Resolution Temporal Coverage
MI2TC_CMV_HDF_NRT

MISR Level 2 Cloud Motion Vectors product in near real time as HDF format files

1 session (10-50 minutes)

Swath

Last 30 days

MI2TC_CMV_BFR_NRT

MISR Level 2 Cloud Motion Vectors product in near real time as BUFR format files

1 session (10-50 minutes)

Swath

Last 30 days

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