Processed ATSR-2/AATSR data for the production of GRAPE (1995-2009)
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Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2007-02-16
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).
Keywords: CWVC, GRAPE, ATSR, CLOUDS, ATMOSPHERE
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Data supplied as is to the BADC by the Oxford Physics Department.
Data quality controlled by the GRAPE team at the University of Oxford.
Version 2 data is held in HDF format.
Version 3 data is held in NetCDF.
This dataset was generated by a combination of instruments deployed on platforms
and computations as detailed below.
Mobile Platform Operation 1
Mobile Platform Operation 2
Computation Element: 1
Satellite deployed on Envisat
Computation Element: 2
Deployed on European Remote Sensing satellite 2 (ERS-2)
This computation involved: deployed on European Remote Sensing satellite 2 (ERS-2).