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ESA Greenhouse Gases Climate Change Initiative (GHG_cci): Merged SCIAMACHY and GOSAT Level 3 gridded atmospheric column-average methane (XCH4) product in Obs4MIPs format
Dataset
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Citable
Publication Date: 2016-10-10
DOI Publication Date: 2016-10-10
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Abstract

This dataset contains satellite-derived atmospheric column-average dry-air mole fractions of methane (XCH4), and is a Level 3 gridded product in Obs4MIPs format. It has been derived by the Greenhouse Gases CCI (GHG_cci) project as part of the European Space Agency's (ESA's) Climate Change Initiative (CCI) programme, and was obtained from an ensemble of individual Level 2 (i.e. swath) XCH4 products, retrieved from the satellite sensors SCIAMACHY / ENVISAT and TANSO-FTS / GOSAT. The versions of the Level 2 GHG-CCI data products used as input for this product are those of the GHG_cci "Climate Research Data Package No. 3" (CRDP#3).

This Level 3 Obs4MIPs XCH4 product has been specifically generated for comparisons with climate model output in the context of the CMIP5/CMIP6/IPCC experiments.

Citable as:  Buchwitz, M.; Reuter, M.; Aben, I.; Boesch, H.; Butz, A.; Detmers, R.G.; Frankenberg, C.; Hasekamp, O.P.; Parker, R.; Schneising, O.; Somkuti, P. (2016): ESA Greenhouse Gases Climate Change Initiative (GHG_cci): Merged SCIAMACHY and GOSAT Level 3 gridded atmospheric column-average methane (XCH4) product in Obs4MIPs format. Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, 10 October 2016. doi:10.5285/C965E4AC-D2AF-4BAA-9E99-A234E9BA0193. http://dx.doi.org/10.5285/C965E4AC-D2AF-4BAA-9E99-A234E9BA0193
Keywords:  CCI, GHG, Obs4MIPS, methane, ESA, Institute of Environmental Physics, University of Bremen
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Public data: access to these data is available to both registered and non-registered users.
Use of these data is covered by the following licence: http://licences.ceda.ac.uk/image/data_access_condition/esacci_ghg_terms_and_conditions.pdf. When using these data you must cite them correctly using the citation given on the CEDA Data Catalogue record.
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Data lineage:

Data were processed by the ESA CCI GHG project team and supplied to CEDA as part of the ESA CCI Open Data Portal Project

File Format:
Data are in NetCDF format
Process overview

dry_atmosphere_mole_fraction_of_methane (xch4) [1]  
latitude (lat) [degrees...]  
longitude (lon) [degrees...]  
time (time)  
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Temporal Range
2003-01-01T00:00:00
2014-12-31T23:59:59
Geographic Extent

  90.0000°  
-180.0000°     180.0000°
  -90.0000°  
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