MISR Level 2
Entry Title: MISR radiometric camera-by-camera Cloud Mask subset for the UAE region V003

Entry ID: UAEMIRCM_3
Clouds
Description

UAEMIRCM_3 is the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) radiometric camera-by-camera Cloud Mask subset for the UAE region version 3. It contains the Radiometric camera-by-camera Cloud Mask dataset. It is used to determine whether a scene is classified as clear or cloudy. 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/UAEMIRCM.003

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Keywords

From GCMD Science Keywords:
  • CLOUD PROPERTIES
  • CLOUDS
  • Cloud Mask
  • Sun Glint
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Spatial Information

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Spatial Coverage: (-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Spatial Coverage Type: Horizontal
Longitude Resolution: 1.1 km - 17.6 km
Latitude Resolution: 1.1 km - 17.6 km
Horizontal Resolution Range: 10 km - < 50 km or approximately .09 degree - < .5 degree
Coordinate System: Cartesian
Granule Spatial Representation: Cartesian
Locations

GLOBAL LAND
Temporal Information

Temporal Coverage: 2004-08-02 - 2004-11-03
Temporal Resolution: about 15 orbits/day
Platforms

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

Created on 2019-07-08
Last updated on 2022-02-15