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

  New Versions of MISR Aerosol and Land Surface Products Available

Maturity Level Definitions

Maturity Level Definitions



Beta:                           Early release products for users to gain familiarity with data formats and parameters.



Provisional:               Limited comparisons with independent sources have been made and obvious artifacts fixed.



Validated Stage 1:   Uncertainties are estimated from independent measurements at selected locations and times.



Validated Stage 2:   Uncertainties are estimated from more widely distributed independent measurements.



Validated Stage 3:   Uncertainties are estimated from independent measurements representing global conditions.