MISR Level 2
Entry Title: MISR Level 2 TOA/Cloud Albedo parameters subset for the UAE region V002

Entry ID: UAEMITAL_2
Clouds Radiation Budget
Description

UAEMITAL_2 is the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) Level 2 TOA/Cloud Albedo parameters subset for the UAE region version 2. It contains local, restrictive, and expansive albedo, with associated data. 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/UAEMITAL.002

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Keywords

From GCMD Science Keywords:
  • CLOUD RADIATIVE FORCING > CLOUD RADIATIVE TRANSFER
  • ANISOTROPY
  • CLOUD TYPES
  • CLOUD TOP TEMPERATURE > CLOUD PROPERTIES
  • REFLECTANCE
  • RADIATIVE FORCING
  • ALBEDO
  • Clear-Sky Albedo
  • Cloud Texture
  • Reflecting Level Reference Altitude
  • Surface Type
Data Distribution

File Format(s):

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Spatial Information

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Spatial Coverage: (-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Spatial Coverage Type: Horizontal
Longitude Resolution: 35.2 km
Latitude Resolution: 35.2 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: 2004-07-01 - 2006-10-05
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