Entry Title: MOPITT Derived CO (Thermal Infrared Radiances) V007
Entry ID: MOP02T_7
MOP02T_7 is the Measurements Of Pollution In The Troposphere (MOPITT) Level 2 Derived carbon monoxide (CO) (Near and Thermal Infrared Radiances) Version 7 data product. It consists of geolocated, retrieved CO profiles and total column amounts for CO. Ancillary data concerning surface properties and cloud conditions at the locations of the retrieved parameters are also included. Each retrieval is accompanied by an estimated error. MOPITT was successfully launched into sun-synchronous polar orbit aboard Terra, NASA's first Earth Observing System spacecraft, on December 18, 1999. The MOPITT instrument was constructed by a consortium of Canadian companies and funded by the Space Science Division of the Canadian Space Agency. Data collection for this product was completed in March of 2020.
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- NASA EOS ATB Documents: MOPITT
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- ASDC List of MOPITT Quality Statements
- Examples on how to access and visualize various NASA HDF/HDF-EOS files using Python (pyhdf/h5py), NCL, MATLAB®, and IDL®, NCL, MATLAB®, and IDL®
- L3 Harris Geospatial Forum: Reading multiple HDF/NCDF files in IDL running under Fedora 13
- Earth Observing System Data and InformationSystem (EOSDIS) Article: On The Trail of Global Pollution Drift
- Quality Summary: MOPITT Level 2 Version 7 (V7; L2V17.8.x) July, 2016
PRODUCT QUALITY ASSESSMENT
- MOPITT Data Products Overview
- NASA Earth Observatory Article: Bushfires Raging in Southeast Australia : Natural Hazards - Data taken by the Measurements Of Pollution In The Troposphere (MOPITT) instrument aboard NASA's Terra satellite have been combined for 6 days from January 15-20, 2003
- NASA Earth Observatory Article: Carbon Monoxide from Tropical Fires : Natural Hazards - The Terra MOPITT sensor observed large plumes of carbon monoxide produced by biomass burning in South America and Africa in early August 2004.
- NASA Earth Observatory Article: Fires and Thick Smoke over South America : Natural Hazards - Places where MOPITT could not collect enough data to make an estimate of carbon monoxide (probably due to clouds) are gray.
- NASA Earth Observatory Article: MOPITT First Light Image : Image of the Day - MOPITT measures radiances in several channels to determine the amount of carbon monoxide (CO) and methane in the atmosphere.
- NASA Earth Observatory Article: MOPITT Views Carbon Monoxide Concentration, there were widespread wildfires across Montana and Idaho.
- NASA Earth Observatory Article: MOPITT Views North America : Image of the Day - Measurement of Pollution in the Troposphere, MOPITT, measures two important pollutants in the Earth's atmosphere—carbon monoxide (CO) and methane.
- NASA Earthdata Article: Nature's contribution: Researchers investigate how much wildfires contribute to pollution, and how far this pollution can travel - By Jane Beitler
- NASA Langley Article: Fourteen Years of Carbon Monoxide from MOPITT, which has truly unlocked a pathway for groundbreaking studies of air pollution transport and atmospheric chemical processes.
- Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) Article: Unexpected slowdown of US pollutant emission reduction in the past decade (Ground and satellite observations show that air pollution regulations in the United States (US) have resulted in substantial reductions in emissions and corresponding improvements in air quality over the last several decades)
- Validation of MOPITT CO Mixing Ratio and Column Retrievals
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- MOPITT Version 7 Product User's Guide
From GCMD Science Keywords:
- ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE
- CARBON AND HYDROCARBON COMPOUNDS
- ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY
- SURFACE TEMPERATURE
- WATER VAPOR INDICATORS
- ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE
- ATMOSPHERIC CARBON MONOXIDE > CARBON AND HYDROCARBON COMPOUNDS
- SURFACE PRESSURE
- ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR
- WATER VAPOR > WATER VAPOR INDICATORS
- Carbon Monoxide (CO)
Spatial Coverage Type: Horizontal Vertical
Coordinate System: Cartesian
Granule Spatial Representation: Cartesian
Temporal Coverage: 2000-03-03 - 2020-03-22