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MISR RICO Products

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Rain In Cumulus over the Ocean (RICO)

The Rain In Cumulus over the Ocean (RICO) field campaign scheduled for November 1, 2004 - February 1, 2005 targets Antigua and Barbuda. The scientific issues include precipitation in trade wind cumulus, microphysics of the transition to a mature rainshaft, organization of trade wind clouds, water budget of trade wind cumulus, and the wind cloud environment. Over 50 scientists and organizations are participating in the field campaign.

Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer's (MISR) mission objectives involve providing accurate information on cloud cover, cloud-track winds, stereo-derived cloud-top altitude, and cloud geometric thickness. The MISR data products supporting the entire RICO region correspond to MISR Paths 1, 2, 3, and 233, Blocks 74 - 78. Local Mode sites are listed here. Data products for Nov 1 - Feb 1 for any year will eventually be available.

Products Temporal Coverage
MISBR

Color browse image for each camera, 2.2 km resolution.

November 1, 2004 - February 1, 2005

Products Temporal Coverage
MB2LME

Top of Atmosphere (TOA) radiance, ellipsoid projected for specific 300 km by 360 km RICO sites.

November 1, 2004 - February 1, 2005

Products Temporal Coverage
RICMIB2E

TOA radiance, ellipsoid projected.

November 1, 2004 - February 1, 2005

RICMITCL

Cloud classification.

November 1, 2004 - February 1, 2005

RICMITAL

Cloud albedo.

November 1, 2004 - February 1, 2005

RICMITST

Stereoscopically-derived cloud product.

November 1, 2004 - February 1, 2005

RICMIAAE

Aerosol product.

November 1, 2004 - February 1, 2005

RICMIRCM v4

Radiometric Camera-by-camera Cloud Mask.

November 1, 2004 - February 1, 2005

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