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MISR Level 3 Data Browser

Visualization of select parameters available in the MISR Level 3 global data products are provided. The Level 3 products are derived from averaging select Level 1 and Level 2 parameters over daily, monthly, seasonal and annual time periods. Level 3 data contain a range of Level 1 and Level 2 versions.

Model-Derived Global Aerosol Climatology for MISR Analysis ("Clim-Likely" Data)

Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) monthly, global 1° x 1° "Clim-Likely" aerosol climatology, derived from 'typical-year' aerosol transport model results are available for individual 1° x 1° boxes or as global monthly files. Provides monthly values for the clim-likely dataset based on lat/lon coordinates.

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Read software is available for most data products from the project data tables.
Any data not in Hierarchical Data Format (HDF) is considered to be Native format; these include binary and ASCII.

Tool Description Data Format Software Language
HDFView and HDF-EOS plug-in Tool for browsing and editing NCSA HDF4 and HDF5 files. Stacked-block, Conventional, HDF-EOS Grid (L3 only) Various
view_hdf A visualization and analysis tool for accessing data stored in Hierarchical Data Format (HDF) and HDF-EOS files. Used with CALIPSO, CERES, ERBE, and SAGE III. N/A IDL
HDF Information Information on the Hierarchical Data Format N/A N/A
HDF Data Manipulation Software Applications to open a Hierarchical Data Format (HDF) file N/A Various
HDF SDS Information Tool A computer and operating system independent utility is provided for generating an ASCII file of SDS information contained within an HDF file. N/A IDL
HDF-EOS to GIS Format (HEG) Conversion Tool Reformat, re-project and perform stitching/mosaicing and subsetting operations on HDF-EOS objects Stacked-block Various
HDF-EOS Tools/Information Website dedicated to information about HDF-EOS and about tools available to view or work with HDF-EOS and other NASA HDF files. N/A N/A
Tool Description Data Products Software Language
Tool Description Data Products Data Format Software Language
MISR Browse Tool Easy access to ellipsoid projected true-color images for each camera reduced to 2.2 km resolution Browse N/A N/A
MISR INteractive eXplorer (MINX) Interactive application for visualizing Level 1B2 data and for retrieving plume heights and wind velocities from wildfire smoke, volcanic and dust plumes L1B2, GP_GMP and AGP required; TC_CLASSIFIERS and AS_AEROSOL recommended Stacked-block IDL, C
Unidata software for manipulating or displaying netCDF data References to software packages for manipulating or displaying netCDF data L3 netCDF Various
MISR Data Processing Links to production reports, collections and processing status, and the terra spacecraft record. N/A N/A N/A
MISR Data Versioning Index Index of data versions for the MISR products N/A N/A N/A
ENVI SOM Instructions Instructions for setting Space Oblique Mercator map information in ENVI version 4.0 L1B2, L2 Conventional ENVI
IDL Utilities Routines for extracting data and metadata from Level 1B2, Level 2, and Level 3 products L1B2, L2, L3 Stacked-block, HDF-EOS Grid (L3 only) IDL
HDF-to-Binary Converter and Radiance/BRF Calculation HDFDUMP extracts data from a HDF-EOS grid format file (Level 1B2 and Level 2 files) and writes unformatted binary files L1B2, L2 Stacked-block FORTRAN 90
hdfscan Visualize and explore MISR data products L1B2, L2, L3 Stacked-block, HDF-EOS Grid (L3 only) Multiple
misr_time Calculates the block center times for MISR Level 1B2 files L1B2 Stacked-block IDL, IDLVM
misr_view Visualizes MISR TOA radiances, aerosol, surface, and cloud data products L1B2, L2 Stacked-block IDL, IDLVM
Conversion to ASCII Routines to write parameters from MISR Level 1B2 or AGP data files to a set of ASCII formatted files L1B2, AGP Stacked-block IDL, IDLVM
MISR Lat/Lon to Path/Block Conversion Interactive interface for obtaining MISR paths based on latitude and longitude L1, L2 N/A N/A
MISR Orbit/Date Conversion Interactive interface for converting dates to MISR Orbit number and Orbit numbers to dates N/A N/A N/A
HDFView and HDF-EOS plug-in Tool for browsing and editing NCSA HDF4 and HDF5 files L1B2, L2, L3 Stacked-block, Conventional, HDF-EOS Grid (L3 only) Various
HDF Data Manipulation Software Applications to open a Hierarchical Data Format (HDF) file N/A N/A Various
HDF-EOS to GIS Format (HEG) Conversion Tool Reformat, re-project and perform stitching/mosaicing and subsetting operations on HDF-EOS objects L1B2, L2 Stacked-block Various
MISR Toolkit Simplified programming interface for Level 1B2, Level 2, and Ancillary products L1B2, L2, Ancillary Stacked-block, Conventional Various
MISR ENVI Tool Geolocates and visualizes MISR TOA radiance, Terrain and Ellipsoid projected products and the Level 2 Land BRF parameter L1B2, L2 (BRF only) Stacked-block ENVI
AirMISR Coregistration Tool Used to determine the location of the L2AS Land Surface Product footprint within the L1B2 Georectified Radiance Product data area. L1B2/L2AS N/A IDL
Tool Description Software Language
Level 2 Viewer Creates plots of data from MOPITT Level 2 files. IDL
Tool Description Data Products Data Format Software Language
SAGE II v6.20 Binary File Subset Software to subset files Version 6.20 Binary IDL
Tool Description