DSCOVR Level 2
Entry Title: Deep Space Climate Observatory Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera Level 2 UV Aerosol Products Version 1

Entry ID: DSCOVR_EPIC_L2_AER_01
Aerosols Clouds
Description

The Aerosol UV product provides aerosol and UV products in three tiers. Tier 1 products include Absorbing Aerosol Index (AAI) and above-cloud-aerosol optical depth (ACAOD). Tier 2 includes a four-parameter retrieval algorithm combining of UV-VIS observations: aerosol optical depth (AOD), angstrom exponent (AE), near UV single scattering albedo (SSA), and effective aerosol layer height (ALH). Cloud masking will be carried out with collocated high resolution LEO observations. Tier 3 contains Experimental Products, including research work on using EPIC’s glint and off-glint observations to characterize spectral aerosol absorption. Tier 3 research includes ways of estimating the height of aerosol layers over the ocean using EPIC’s channels in the Oxygen-A and B bands.

DOI

10.5067/EPIC/DSCOVR/L2_AER.001

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Keywords

From GCMD Science Keywords:
  • CLOUD OPTICAL DEPTH/THICKNESS > CLOUD MICROPHYSICS
  • ANGSTROM EXPONENT > AEROSOL OPTICAL DEPTH/THICKNESS
  • AEROSOLS
  • AEROSOL OPTICAL DEPTH/THICKNESS
  • 318nm
  • 325nm
  • 340nm
  • 388nm
  • 443nm
  • 551nm
  • 680nm
  • 688nm
  • 764nm
  • 780nm
  • Aerosol Index (AI)
  • Aerosol Single Scattering Albedo
  • Apperature
  • Lagrange
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Spatial Information

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Spatial Coverage: (S: -90, N: 90), (W: -180, E: 180)
Spatial Coverage Type: Not provided
Longitude Resolution: 24 km
Latitude Resolution: 24 km
Coordinate System: Cartesian
Granule Spatial Representation: Cartesian
Locations

CONTINENT AFRICA ANTARCTICA ASIA AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND SOUTH AMERICA EUROPE NORTH AMERICA ARCTIC EASTERN HEMISPHERE EQUATORIAL EURASIA GLOBAL GLOBAL LAND GLOBAL OCEAN MID-LATITUDE NORTHERN HEMISPHERE OCEANIA POLAR SAHEL SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE TROPICS WESTERN HEMISPHERE ARCTIC OCEAN ATLANTIC OCEAN OCEAN INDIAN OCEAN PACIFIC OCEAN SOUTHERN OCEAN STRATOSPHERE TROPOSPHERE LAND SURFACE SEA SURFACE VERTICAL LOCATION
Temporal Information

Temporal Coverage: 2015-06-12 - 2021-12-31
Temporal Resolution: 12 to 23 images per day
Platforms

Solar/Space Observation Satellites
DSCOVR
Deep Space Climate Observatory
EPIC
Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera
Metadata Dates

Created on 2017-05-01
Last updated on 2022-06-10