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 MISR Version 23 Aerosol Product Publication

MISR-Versioning-V23

MISR-Versioning-V23

 

Version Number: F13_0023 (aerosol), F08_0023 (land)
Production Start Date: 11/1/2017
Product Updates:

 

This is a major revision to aerosol and land surface products, including both product format and algorithm changes. Both aerosol and land surface product format is changed from HDF-EOS2/HDF4 to NetCDF4/HDF5. Stacked-block file structure is replaced by a conventional 2-D map grid. Field names in both aerosol and land surface products have been completely revamped. See the Aerosol Product DPS and Land Surface Product DPS for a description of product content.

 

Many significant algorithm related changes have been made, which impact quality and performance of both aerosol and land surface retrievals. See the Aerosol Data Quality Statement and Land Surface Quality Statement for more information.

The entire mission will be reprocessed to this version.

 

Quality Transition:

Stage 3 Validated:
Aerosol_Optical_Depth,
BHR, DHR, FPAR

 

Stage 2 Validated:
Angstrom_Exponent_550_860nm,
Absorption_Aerosol_Optical_Depth,
Nonspherical_Aerosol_Optical_Depth,
Small_Mode_Aerosol_Optical_Depth,
Medium_Mode_Aerosol_Optical_Depth,
Large_Mode_Aerosol_Optical_Depth

 

Stage 1 Validated:
LAI, NDVI, mRPV parameters (TBD)