MISR Level 2
Entry Title: MISR Level 2 Land Surface Product subset for the VBBE region V002

Entry ID: VBEMI2LS_2
Aerosols Clouds Radiation Budget
Description

VBEMI2LS_2 is the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) Level 2 Land Surface Product subset for the VBBE region version 2. It contains information on land directional reflectance properties; albedos (spectral and photosynthetically active radiation (PAR) integrated); fraction of absorbed photosynthetically active radiation (FPAR); associated radiation parameters; and terrain-referenced geometric parameters. MISR itself is an instrument designed to view Earth with cameras pointed in 9 differentD28 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/VBEMI2LS.002

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Keywords

From GCMD Science Keywords:
  • LAND USE CLASSES
  • ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION
  • PHOTOSYNTHETICALLY ACTIVE RADIATION
  • LAND USE/LAND COVER CLASSIFICATION
  • NORMALIZED DIFFERENCE VEGETATION INDEX (NDVI) > VEGETATION INDEX > LAND USE/LAND COVER CLASSIFICATION
  • PLANT CHARACTERISTICS
  • VEGETATION INDEX > LAND USE/LAND COVER CLASSIFICATION
  • VEGETATION COVER
  • CANOPY CHARACTERISTICS
  • REFLECTANCE
  • Bidirectional Reflectance Factor (BRF)
  • Bihemispherical Reflectance
  • Directional Hemispherical Reflectance
  • Fractional Absorbed Photosynthetically Active Radiation (FAPAR)
  • LAI (Leaf Area Index)
  • Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI)
  • Radiant Exitance
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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
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GLOBAL LAND
Temporal Information

Temporal Coverage: 2007-08-01 - 2007-11-30
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 2020-04-13