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Dataset

 

ESA Aerosol Climate Change Initiative (Aerosol CCI): Level 2 aerosol products from ATSR2 (SU algorithm), Version 4.2

Status: Superseded
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2015-12-08
Download Stats: last 12 months

This dataset has been superseded. See Latest Version here
Abstract

The ESA Climate Change Initiative Aerosol project has produced a number of global aerosol Essential Climate Variable (ECV) products from a set of European satellite instruments with different characteristics.

This dataset comprises the Level 2 aerosol products from ATSR-2, using the Swansea University (SU) algorithm, version 4.2.

For further details about these data products please see the documentation.

Citable as:  ESA Aerosols CCI project team; de Leeuw, G.; Popp, T. (2015): ESA Aerosol Climate Change Initiative (Aerosol CCI): Level 2 aerosol products from ATSR2 (SU algorithm), Version 4.2. Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, date of citation. https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/57b63f8d9e6f478aaf8cd35e7a6f1f44
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: ESA, CCI

Details

Previous Info:

2016-07-28 A new version (v4.21) of this dataset is available at http://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/ab9f7510268840ef9ec3e9692a0f129d 2016-07-28 A new version (v4.21) of this dataset is available at http://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/ab9f7510268840ef9ec3e9692a0f129d

Previously used record identifiers:
No related previous identifiers.
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://licences.ceda.ac.uk/image/data_access_condition/esacci_aerosol_terms_and_conditions.pdf. When using these data you must cite them correctly using the citation given on the CEDA Data Catalogue record.
Data lineage:

Data were processed by the ESA CCI Aerosol project team and supplied to CEDA in the context of the ESA CCI Open Data Portal Project.

File Format:
Data are netCDF fomatted

Process overview

  • gcmd_keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Aerosols
  • long_name: Aerosols
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/H316
  • names: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Aerosols, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/H316
  • units: 1
  • long_name: Instrument view
  • var_id: instrument_view
  • names: Instrument view
  • long_name: Sinusoidal pixel index
  • var_id: pixel_number
  • units: 1
  • names: Sinusoidal pixel index
  • units: 1
  • long_name: Uncertainty on AOT at 1600 nm
  • var_id: AOD1600_uncertainty
  • names: Uncertainty on AOT at 1600 nm
  • long_name: Uncertainty on AOT at 1610 nm
  • units: 1
  • var_id: AOD_uncertainty1610
  • names: Uncertainty on AOT at 1610 nm
  • units: 1
  • long_name: Uncertainty on AOT at 550 nm
  • var_id: AOD550_uncertainty
  • names: Uncertainty on AOT at 550 nm
  • long_name: Uncertainty on AOT at 555 nm
  • var_id: AOD_uncertainty555
  • units: 1
  • names: Uncertainty on AOT at 555 nm
  • long_name: Uncertainty on AOT at 659 nm
  • var_id: AOD_uncertainty659
  • units: 1
  • names: Uncertainty on AOT at 659 nm
  • long_name: Uncertainty on AOT at 670 nm
  • var_id: AOD670_uncertainty
  • units: 1
  • names: Uncertainty on AOT at 670 nm
  • var_id: AOD_uncertainty865
  • long_name: Uncertainty on AOT at 865 nm
  • units: 1
  • names: Uncertainty on AOT at 865 nm
  • long_name: Uncertainty on AOT at 870 nm
  • var_id: AOD870_uncertainty
  • units: 1
  • names: Uncertainty on AOT at 870 nm
  • units: 1
  • long_name: aerosol Angstrom exponent between 550 and 870 nm
  • standard_name: angstrom_exponent_of_ambient_aerosol_in_air
  • var_id: ANG550_870
  • names: angstrom_exponent_of_ambient_aerosol_in_air, aerosol Angstrom exponent between 550 and 870 nm
  • var_id: AAOD550
  • long_name: aerosol absorption optical thickness at 550nm
  • units: 1
  • standard_name: atmosphere_optical_thickness_due_to_ambient_aerosol
  • names: atmosphere_optical_thickness_due_to_ambient_aerosol, aerosol absorption optical thickness at 550nm
  • long_name: aerosol optical thickness at 1600 nm
  • var_id: AOD1600
  • units: 1
  • standard_name: atmosphere_optical_thickness_due_to_ambient_aerosol
  • names: atmosphere_optical_thickness_due_to_ambient_aerosol, aerosol optical thickness at 1600 nm
  • long_name: aerosol optical thickness at 1610 nm
  • var_id: AOD1610
  • units: 1
  • names: aerosol optical thickness at 1610 nm
  • var_id: AOD550
  • long_name: aerosol optical thickness at 550 nm
  • units: 1
  • standard_name: atmosphere_optical_thickness_due_to_ambient_aerosol
  • names: atmosphere_optical_thickness_due_to_ambient_aerosol, aerosol optical thickness at 550 nm
  • long_name: aerosol optical thickness at 555 nm
  • units: 1
  • var_id: AOD555
  • names: aerosol optical thickness at 555 nm
  • units: 1
  • var_id: AOD659
  • long_name: aerosol optical thickness at 659 nm
  • names: aerosol optical thickness at 659 nm
  • long_name: aerosol optical thickness at 670 nm
  • var_id: AOD670
  • units: 1
  • standard_name: atmosphere_optical_thickness_due_to_ambient_aerosol
  • names: atmosphere_optical_thickness_due_to_ambient_aerosol, aerosol optical thickness at 670 nm
  • long_name: aerosol optical thickness at 865 nm
  • units: 1
  • var_id: AOD865
  • names: aerosol optical thickness at 865 nm
  • standard_name: atmosphere_optical_thickness_due_to_ambient_aerosol
  • units: 1
  • long_name: aerosol optical thickness at 870 nm
  • var_id: AOD870
  • names: atmosphere_optical_thickness_due_to_ambient_aerosol, aerosol optical thickness at 870 nm
  • var_id: Angstrom_555_659
  • long_name: angstrom exponent computed on AOD555nm and AOD659nm
  • units: 1
  • names: angstrom exponent computed on AOD555nm and AOD659nm
  • long_name: dust aerosol optical thickness at 550nm
  • var_id: D_AOD550
  • units: 1
  • standard_name: atmosphere_optical_thickness_due_to_ambient_aerosol
  • names: atmosphere_optical_thickness_due_to_ambient_aerosol, dust aerosol optical thickness at 550nm
  • long_name: fine-mode aerosol optical thickness at 550nm
  • var_id: FM_AOD550
  • units: 1
  • standard_name: atmosphere_optical_thickness_due_to_ambient_aerosol
  • names: atmosphere_optical_thickness_due_to_ambient_aerosol, fine-mode aerosol optical thickness at 550nm
  • standard_name: cloud_area_fraction
  • units: 1
  • long_name: fraction of cloud flagged pixels in 10km bin
  • var_id: cloud_fraction
  • names: cloud_area_fraction, fraction of cloud flagged pixels in 10km bin
  • long_name: fraction of fine mode AOD of total AOD
  • var_id: fine_mode_fraction
  • units: 1
  • names: fraction of fine mode AOD of total AOD
  • long_name: fraction of non-spherical dust AOD of coarse mode AOD
  • var_id: dust_fraction
  • units: 1
  • names: fraction of non-spherical dust AOD of coarse mode AOD
  • units: 1
  • long_name: fraction of weak absorbing AOD of fine mode AOD
  • var_id: weak_absorbing_fraction
  • names: fraction of weak absorbing AOD of fine mode AOD
  • var_id: surface_type_number
  • standard_name: land_binary_mask
  • units: 1
  • long_name: land / sea flag
  • names: land_binary_mask, land / sea flag
  • var_id: latitude
  • long_name: latitude
  • units: degrees_north
  • names: latitude
  • units: degrees_east
  • long_name: longitude
  • var_id: longitude
  • names: longitude
  • long_name: mean bidirectional surface reflectance (nadir)
  • units: 1
  • var_id: surface_reflectance870
  • names: mean bidirectional surface reflectance (nadir)
  • var_id: relative_azimuth_at_center
  • long_name: relative azimuth angle
  • units: degrees
  • names: relative azimuth angle
  • var_id: satellite_zenith_at_center
  • units: degrees
  • long_name: satellite zenith angle
  • standard_name: zenith_angle
  • names: zenith_angle, satellite zenith angle
  • long_name: single scattering albedo at 550nm
  • var_id: SSA550
  • units: 1
  • names: single scattering albedo at 550nm
  • standard_name: solar_zenith_angle
  • var_id: sun_zenith_at_center
  • long_name: solar zenith angle
  • units: degrees
  • names: solar zenith angle, solar_zenith_angle

Co-ordinate Variables

  • standard_name: latitude
  • long_name: Latitude at pixel centre
  • units: degrees_north
  • var_id: latitude
  • names: latitude, Latitude at pixel centre
  • units: degrees_east
  • standard_name: longitude
  • long_name: Longitude at pixel centre
  • var_id: longitude
  • names: longitude, Longitude at pixel centre
  • standard_name: latitude
  • long_name: latitude_1st_corner
  • var_id: pixel_corner_latitude1
  • units: degrees_north
  • names: latitude, latitude_1st_corner
  • standard_name: latitude
  • units: degrees_north
  • long_name: latitude_2nd_corner
  • var_id: pixel_corner_latitude2
  • names: latitude, latitude_2nd_corner
  • long_name: latitude_3rd_corner
  • standard_name: latitude
  • units: degrees_north
  • var_id: pixel_corner_latitude3
  • names: latitude, latitude_3rd_corner
  • standard_name: latitude
  • long_name: latitude_4th_corner
  • var_id: pixel_corner_latitude4
  • units: degrees_north
  • names: latitude, latitude_4th_corner
  • long_name: longitude_1st_corner
  • units: degrees_east
  • standard_name: longitude
  • var_id: pixel_corner_longitude1
  • names: longitude, longitude_1st_corner
  • units: degrees_east
  • standard_name: longitude
  • long_name: longitude_2nd_corner
  • var_id: pixel_corner_longitude2
  • names: longitude, longitude_2nd_corner
  • long_name: longitude_3rd_corner
  • var_id: pixel_corner_longitude3
  • units: degrees_east
  • standard_name: longitude
  • names: longitude, longitude_3rd_corner
  • units: degrees_east
  • var_id: pixel_corner_longitude4
  • standard_name: longitude
  • long_name: longitude_4th_corner
  • names: longitude, longitude_4th_corner
  • units: seconds
  • standard_name: time
  • var_id: time
  • names: time
Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
1995-05-31T23:00:00
End time:
2003-06-04T22:59:59
Geographic Extent

 
90.0000°
 
-180.0000°
 
180.0000°
 
-90.0000°