Solar radiation enters the Earth's atmosphere with a portion being scattered by clouds and aerosols.

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SCAR-A Data and Information

SCAR-A Data and Information

Smoke/Sulfates, Clouds and Radiation - America (SCAR-A) data include physical and chemical components of the Earth's surface, the atmosphere and the radiation field collected in the eastern part of the United States with an emphasis in air pollution.

Spatial Coverage: 

(35.02, 44.54)(-99.97,-79.75)

Spatial Resolution: 

50 meters (at 20 kilometers altitude)

Temporal Coverage: 

07/12/1993 - 07/29/1993

Temporal Resolution: 

Each granule contains one flight track.

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Mississippi River flooding, visible spectrum.
Mississippi River flooding, infrared spectrum.
July 12, 1993: Eastern U.S. Flight track #12, visible spectrum.
July 22, 1993: Eastern U.S. Flight track #4, infrared spectrum.
Visible Radiance
Infrared Radiance

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