MISR Level 3
Entry Title: MISR Level 3 Cloud Top Height-Optical Depth Product covering a quarter (seasonal) V001

Entry ID: MIL3QCOD_1
Clouds
Description

MIL3QCOD_1 is the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) Level 3 Cloud Top Height-Optical Depth Product covering a quarter (seasonal) version 1. MISR itself is an instrument designed to view Earth with cameras pointed in 9 different directions. As the instrument flies overhead, each piece of Earth's surface below is successively imaged by all 9 cameras, in each of 4 wavelengths (blue, green, red, and near-infrared). The goal of MISR is to improve our understanding of the fate of sunlight in Earth environment, as well as distinguish different types of clouds, particles and surfaces. Specifically, MISR monitors the monthly, seasonal, and long-term trends in three areas: 1) amount and type of atmospheric particles (aerosols), including those formed by natural sources and by human activities; 2) amounts, types, and heights of clouds, and 3) distribution of land surface cover, including vegetation canopy structure.

DOI

10.5067/TERRA/MISR/MIL3QCOD.001

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Keywords

From GCMD Science Keywords:
  • CLOUDS
  • CLOUD MICROPHYSICS
  • CLOUD PROPERTIES
  • CLOUD TOP HEIGHT > CLOUD PROPERTIES
  • CLOUD OPTICAL DEPTH/THICKNESS > CLOUD MICROPHYSICS
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Spatial Information

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Spatial Coverage: (-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Spatial Coverage Type: Horizontal
Coordinate System: Cartesian
Granule Spatial Representation: Cartesian
Locations

GEOGRAPHIC REGION GLOBAL
Temporal Information

Temporal Coverage: 2000-03-01 - Present
Platforms

Earth Observation Satellites
Terra
Earth Observing System, TERRA (AM-1)
MISR
Multi-Angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer
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Metadata Dates

Created on 2019-07-03
Last updated on 2022-02-11