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Processed ATSR-2/AATSR data for the production of GRAPE (1995-2009)
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Update Frequency: Not Planned
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2007-02-16
DOI Publication Date: No DOI
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Abstract

The aim of the GRAPE project was to produce a global cloud and aerosol dataset using a state-of-the-art physical retrieval of the entire duration of the Along Track Scanning Radiometer 2 (ATSR-2) mission (aboard ERS-2). This dataset will be compared and contrasted with existing climatologies (based on different instruments and very different retrieval algorithms). The GRAPE project was initially funded through the Clouds, Water Vapour and Climate (CWVC) Programme, a five-year NERC directed research programme. The dataset has been developed further within the National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO) and now includes data from the Advanced Along Track Scanning Radiometer (AATSR). The GRAPE dataset contains cloud optical depth, aerosol optical depth (cloud free), cloud phase, cloud particle size, cloud top pressure, cloud fraction and cloud ice/water path along with associated error measurements. Data spans the period 1995 to 2009 (v2 covers 1995-2001, v3 covers 1995-2009).

Citable as:  Dean, S.; Poulsen, C.A. (2007): Processed ATSR-2/AATSR data for the production of GRAPE (1995-2009). NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation. http://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/ad2828e7db3436964ed900d8974bd2e8
Keywords:  CWVC, GRAPE, ATSR, CLOUDS, ATMOSPHERE
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Previously used record identifiers:
http://badc.nerc.ac.uk/view/badc.nerc.ac.uk__ATOM__dep_11716103594215045
Access rules:
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://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3/. When using these data you must cite them correctly using the citation given on the CEDA Data Catalogue record.
Abbreviation:
CWVC-GRAPE
Data lineage:

Data supplied as is to the BADC by the Oxford Physics Department.

Data Quality:
Data quality controlled by the GRAPE team at the University of Oxford.
File Format:
Version 2 data is held in HDF format. Version 3 data is held in NetCDF.
Process overview
This dataset was generated by a combination of instruments deployed on platforms and computations as detailed below.

Output Description
None

Computation Element: 1

Title
Satellite deployed on Envisat
Abstract
Envisat.
Input Description
None
Output Description
None
Software Reference
None
Computation Element: 2

Title
Deployed on European Remote Sensing satellite 2 (ERS-2)
Abstract
This computation involved: deployed on European Remote Sensing satellite 2 (ERS-2).
Input Description
None
Output Description
None
Software Reference
None
CLOUDAMOUNT
CLOUDFRACTION
CLOUDICEWATERCONTENT
CLOUDIMAGES
CLOUDLIQUIDWATER
CLOUDOPTICALDEPTH
CLOUDTOPPRESSURE
CLOUDTYPES
FREQUENCY
ICE
PHASE
THICKNESS
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Temporal Range
1995-07-01T00:00:00
2009-12-31T00:00:00
Geographic Extent

  90.0000°  
-180.0000°     180.0000°
  -90.0000°  
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