TES Level 3
Entry Title: TES/Aura L3 Atmospheric Temperatures Monthly Gridded V001

Entry ID: TL3ATM_1
Tropospheric Composition

The TES Aura L3 ATM data consist of monthly averages of atmospheric temperature and VMR for atmospheric species. Data are provided at 2 degree latitude X 4 degree longitude spatial grids and at a subset of TES standard pressure levels.The TES Science Data Processing L3 subsystem interpolates the L2 atmospheric profiles collected in a Global Survey onto a global grid uniform in latitude and longitude to provide a 3-D representation of the distribution of atmospheric gasses. Daily and monthly averages of L2 profiles and browse images are available. The L3 standard data products are composed of L3 HDF-EOS grid data.A separate product file is produced for each different atmospheric species. TES obtains data in two basic observation modes: Limb or Nadir. The product file may contain, in separate folders, limb data, nadir data, or both folders may be present.Specific to L3 processing are the terms Daily and Monthly representing the approximate time coverage of the L3 products. However the input data granules to the L3 process are complete Global Surveys; in other words a Global Survey will not be split in relation to time when input to the L3 processes even if they exceed the usual understood meanings of a day or month. More specifically, Daily L3 products represent a single Global Survey (approximately 26 hours) and Monthly L3 products represent Global Surveys that are initiated within that calendar month.The data granules defined for L3 standard products are daily and monthly. L3 data is provided at uniform grids in latitude and longitude and at selected pressure levels.Details of the format of this product can be found in the TESData Products Specifications (DPS) which is available from the LaRC ASDC site:https://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/project/tes/DPS



Resources and Documentation

Earthdata Forum


TES project home page


From GCMD Science Keywords:
Data Distribution

  • Note: You are viewing a legacy product. "Current Products" is a link to an updated version.
  • Please contact user services if you need access to this product.
Spatial Information

Spatial Coverage: (S: -90, N: 90), (W: -180, E: 180)
Spatial Coverage Type: Not provided
Coordinate System: Cartesian
Granule Spatial Representation: Cartesian

Temporal Information

Temporal Coverage: 2004-08-22 - 2020-11-20

Earth Observation Satellites
Earth Observing System, Aura
Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer
FTIR Spectrometer
Metadata Dates

Created on 2019-07-09
Last updated on 2020-11-20