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

TES Data and Information

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TES Data and Information

The Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer (TES) launched into sun-synchronous orbit aboard Aura, the third of NASA's Earth Observing System (EOS) spacecraft, on July 15, 2004. The primary objective of TES is to make global, three-dimensional measurements of ozone and other chemical species involved in its formation and destruction.

 

TES is a high-resolution imaging infrared Fourier-transform spectrometer that operates in both nadir and limb-sounding modes. TES global survey standard products include profile measurements of ozone, water vapor, carbon monoxide, methane, nitrogen dioxide, and nitric acid for 16 orbits every other day. TES Special Observations are research measurements of targeted locations or regional transects which are used to observe specific phenomena or to support local or aircraft validation campaigns.

 

The TES Level 1B products are written in NCSA's HDF5 format. The Level 2 and Level 3 data products are written in HDF-EOS5 (based on HDF5) format. The TES Lite products, under Level 2, are intended to simplify TES data usage including data /model and data/data comparisons. This product can be used for science analysis as each data product is fully characterized.

Products Data Products

Level 3 Products

Products Data Products

Level 2 Products

Products Data Products

Level 1B Products

Products Spatial Resolution Temporal Coverage
TES/MLS Aura L2 Carbon Monoxide (CO) Nadir (TML2CO)

0.5 x 5 km nadir

09/18/2004 - 11/10/2012

TES/MLS Aura L2 Carbon Monoxide (CO) Nadir (TML2COS)

0.5 x 5 km nadir

09/21/2004 - 12/10/2012

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