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APPRAISE ADIENT: Advanced Along Track Scanning Radiometer (AATSR) Daily Data
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Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2010-05-19
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The objective of the ADIENT (Appraising the Direct Impacts of aErosol oN climaTe) project was quantifying the direct effect of aerosols on the Earth's radiation budget, via scattering and/or absorption of radiation. This daily data was a subset of the GlobAEROSOL climatology from the Advanced Along Track Scanning Radiometer (AATSR) instrument on-board Envisat, data for the period 24 July 2002 to 25 February 2009.

This dataset contains measurements of the following parameters over the globe:

Aerosol optical thickness taken at 550nm and 870nm,
Angstrom Coefficient,
Earth surface albedo taken at 550nm, 670nm, 870nm, and 1600nm.
Upwelling spectral radiance in the air (measured reflectance) at 550nm, 670nm, 870nm, 1600nm, and 3700nm.
Brightness temperature taken at 11000nm and 12000nm.
Cloud area fraction
Aerosol speciation (from a selection of 5 pre-defined types:maritime, continental, desert, urban/polluted and biomass burning).

Citable as:  Natural Environment Research Council; Thomas, G. (2010): APPRAISE ADIENT: Advanced Along Track Scanning Radiometer (AATSR) Daily Data. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation.
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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: When using these data you must cite them correctly using the citation given on the CEDA Data Catalogue record.
Data lineage:

Data for the period 2005 to 2010, provided as is by the APPRAISE campaign participants for archiving at the BADC.

Data Quality:
Research data
File Format:
Data are netCDF formatted
Process overview
This dataset was generated by a combination of instruments deployed on platforms and computations as detailed below.

Instrument/Platform pairings

Deployed on: Envisat

Mobile Platform Operation 1
Output Description

Computation Element: 1

Satellite deployed on Envisat
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Temporal Range
Geographic Extent

-180.0000°     180.0000°
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