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ESA Aerosol Climate Change Initiative (Aerosol CCI): Level 3 aerosol monthly products from ATSR2 (SU algorithm), Version 4.2

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

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 3 aerosol monthly 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; Popp, T.; de Leeuw, G. (2015): ESA Aerosol Climate Change Initiative (Aerosol CCI): Level 3 aerosol monthly products from ATSR2 (SU algorithm), Version 4.2. Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, date of citation. http://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/62fae7fa0c33421db2fef0d65e374779
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: Aerosol, ESA, CCI, AATSR

Details

Previous Info:

2016-07-28 A new version of this dataset (v4.21) is now available at http://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/6609ab72c29d49a4b45223cd15104fdd

Previously used record identifiers:
No releated 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 formatted.

Process overview

This dataset was generated by instruments deployed on platforms as listed below.

Instrument/Platform pairings

ERS2 ATSR2 Deployed on: European Remote Sensing satellite 2 - ERS-2

Mobile platform operations

Mobile Platform Operation 1 Mobile Platform Operation for: ERS-2
Output Description None
  • long_name: Aerosol optical depth at 1610 nm
  • units: 1
  • var_id: AOD1610_MEDIAN
  • standard_name: atmosphere_optical_thickness_due_to_aerosol
  • names: atmosphere_optical_thickness_due_to_aerosol, Aerosol optical depth at 1610 nm
  • var_id: AOD550_MEDIAN
  • long_name: Aerosol optical depth at 550 nm
  • units: 1
  • standard_name: atmosphere_optical_thickness_due_to_aerosol
  • names: atmosphere_optical_thickness_due_to_aerosol, Aerosol optical depth at 550 nm
  • long_name: Aerosol optical depth at 659 nm
  • var_id: AOD659_MEDIAN
  • units: 1
  • standard_name: atmosphere_optical_thickness_due_to_aerosol
  • names: atmosphere_optical_thickness_due_to_aerosol, Aerosol optical depth at 659 nm
  • standard_name: atmosphere_optical_thickness_due_to_aerosol
  • long_name: Aerosol optical depth at 865 nm
  • units: 1
  • var_id: AOD865_MEDIAN
  • names: atmosphere_optical_thickness_due_to_aerosol, Aerosol optical depth at 865 nm
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/H316
  • gcmd_name: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Aerosols
  • long_name: Aerosols
  • names: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Aerosols, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/H316
  • long_name: number of pixels in one gridcell
  • standard_name: pixel_number_in_one_cell
  • var_id: PIXEL_COVERAGE
  • units: 1
  • names: number of pixels in one gridcell, pixel_number_in_one_cell

Co-ordinate Variables

  • standard_name: latitude
  • var_id: latitude
  • long_name: latitude
  • units: degrees_north
  • names: latitude
  • units: degrees_east
  • standard_name: longitude
  • long_name: longitude
  • var_id: longitude
  • names: longitude
Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
1995-06-01T00:00:00
End time:
2003-06-04T23:59:59
Geographic Extent

 
90.0000°
 
-180.0000°
 
180.0000°
 
-90.0000°