SAGE III-M3M Level 2
Entry Title: SAGE III Meteor-3M L2 Monthly Cloud Presence Data (Native) V003

Entry ID: g3acldb_3
Aerosols
Description

g3acldb_3 is the Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment III (SAGE III) on the Meteor-3M (M-3M) platform (SAGE III/M3M) SAGE III Meteor-3M L2 Monthly Cloud Presence Data (Native) Version 3 data product. It is monthly data file coincident with solar event granules, that provides a monthly compilation of polar cloud presence from SAGE III during data capture of the granules. SAGE III obtains profile measurements of aerosol extinction, ozone, water vapor, nitrogen dioxide, nitrogen trioxide, chlorine dioxide, clouds, temperature and pressure in the mesosphere, stratosphere, and upper troposphere with a vertical resolution of 0.5 - 1 km resolution. SAGE III was a fourth generation, satellite-borne instrument and a crucial element in NASA's Earth Observing System (EOS) . The instrument was launched on the Russian M-3M spacecraft in December 2001. The M-3M and SAGE III missions were terminated on March 6, 2006, because of a power supply system failure resulting in loss of communication with the satellite. The newest SAGE mission, SAGE III on ISS, was launched in 2017.

DOI

10.5067/M3M/SAGEIII/CLOUD_BINARY_L3-V3.0

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Keywords

From GCMD Science Keywords:
  • CLOUD HEIGHT > CLOUD PROPERTIES
  • CLOUDS
  • CLOUD VERTICAL DISTRIBUTION > CLOUD PROPERTIES
  • CLOUD PROPERTIES
  • CLOUD FREQUENCY > CLOUD PROPERTIES
  • Cloud Amount
  • Cloud Frequency
  • Cloud Height
  • Cloud Vertical Distribution
Data Distribution

File Format(s):

Binary

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Spatial Information

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Spatial Coverage: (-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Spatial Coverage Type: Horizontal Vertical
Vertical Resolution Range: 100 meters - < 1 km
Coordinate System: Cartesian
Granule Spatial Representation: Cartesian
Locations

GLOBAL
Temporal Information

Temporal Coverage: 2002-02-27 - 2005-12-31
Platforms

Earth Observation Satellites
Meteor-3M
SAGE III
Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment III
PIN Diode CCD
Metadata Dates

Created on 2019-05-30
Last updated on 2021-03-08