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ESA Aerosol Climate Change Initiative (Aerosol CCI): Level 3 aerosol products from ATSR2 (SU algorithm), Version 4.21

Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2016-05-07
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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 products from ATSR-2, using the Swansea University (SU) algorithm, version 4.2. Both daily and monthly gridded products are available.

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

Citable as:  ESA Aerosols CCI project team; Popp, T.; de Leeuw, G. (2016): ESA Aerosol Climate Change Initiative (Aerosol CCI): Level 3 aerosol products from ATSR2 (SU algorithm), Version 4.21. Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, date of citation. http://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/6609ab72c29d49a4b45223cd15104fdd
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: ESA, CCI

Details

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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 in NetCDF format

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
  • 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
  • units: 1
  • long_name: Mean of L2 Uncertainty on AOT at 670 nm
  • var_id: AOD670_uncertainty_mean
  • names: Mean of L2 Uncertainty on AOT at 670 nm
  • long_name: Mean of L2 uncertainty on AOT at 1600 nm
  • var_id: AOD1600_uncertainty_mean
  • units: 1
  • names: Mean of L2 uncertainty on AOT at 1600 nm
  • long_name: Mean of L2 uncertainty on AOT at 550 nm
  • var_id: AOD550_uncertainty_mean
  • units: 1
  • names: Mean of L2 uncertainty on AOT at 550 nm
  • long_name: Mean of L2 uncertainty on AOT at 870 nm
  • var_id: AOD870_uncertainty_mean
  • units: 1
  • names: Mean of L2 uncertainty on AOT at 870 nm
  • units: 1
  • long_name: absorbing AOD
  • var_id: AAOD550_mean
  • standard_name: atmosphere_optical_thickness_due_to_ambient_aerosol
  • names: atmosphere_optical_thickness_due_to_ambient_aerosol, absorbing AOD
  • long_name: aerosol optical thickness at 1600 nm
  • standard_name: atmosphere_optical_thickness_due_to_ambient_aerosol
  • units: 1
  • var_id: AOD1600_mean
  • names: atmosphere_optical_thickness_due_to_ambient_aerosol, aerosol optical thickness at 1600 nm
  • long_name: aerosol optical thickness at 550 nm
  • var_id: AOD550_mean
  • 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
  • var_id: AOD670_mean
  • long_name: aerosol optical thickness at 670 nm
  • 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
  • var_id: AOD870_mean
  • units: 1
  • long_name: aerosol optical thickness at 870 nm
  • standard_name: atmosphere_optical_thickness_due_to_ambient_aerosol
  • names: atmosphere_optical_thickness_due_to_ambient_aerosol, aerosol optical thickness at 870 nm
  • long_name: angstrom exponent computed on AOD550nm and AOD870nm
  • var_id: ANG550_870_mean
  • standard_name: angstrom_exponent_of_ambient_aerosol_in_air
  • units: 1
  • names: angstrom_exponent_of_ambient_aerosol_in_air, angstrom exponent computed on AOD550nm and AOD870nm
  • long_name: fine mode AOD
  • var_id: FM_AOD550_mean
  • units: 1
  • standard_name: atmosphere_optical_thickness_due_to_ambient_aerosol
  • names: atmosphere_optical_thickness_due_to_ambient_aerosol, fine mode AOD
  • units: 1
  • long_name: maximum L2 Uncertainty on AOT at 670 nm
  • var_id: AOD670_uncertainty_max
  • names: maximum L2 Uncertainty on AOT at 670 nm
  • var_id: AOD1600_uncertainty_max
  • units: 1
  • long_name: maximum L2 uncertainty on AOT at 1600 nm
  • names: maximum L2 uncertainty on AOT at 1600 nm
  • long_name: maximum L2 uncertainty on AOT at 550 nm
  • var_id: AOD550_uncertainty_max
  • units: 1
  • names: maximum L2 uncertainty on AOT at 550 nm
  • long_name: maximum L2 uncertainty on AOT at 870 nm
  • var_id: AOD870_uncertainty_max
  • units: 1
  • names: maximum L2 uncertainty on AOT at 870 nm
  • var_id: surface_reflectance870_mean
  • long_name: mean bidirectional surface reflectance (nadir)
  • units: 1
  • names: mean bidirectional surface reflectance (nadir)
  • long_name: mean fraction of cloud flagged pixels in 10km bin
  • var_id: cloud_fraction_mean
  • units: 1
  • standard_name: cloud_area_fraction
  • names: cloud_area_fraction, mean fraction of cloud flagged pixels in 10km bin
  • standard_name: land_area_fraction
  • long_name: mean land fraction
  • var_id: surface_type_number_mean
  • units: 1
  • names: land_area_fraction, mean land fraction
  • long_name: minimum L2 Uncertainty on AOT at 670 nm
  • var_id: AOD670_uncertainty_min
  • units: 1
  • names: minimum L2 Uncertainty on AOT at 670 nm
  • long_name: minimum L2 uncertainty on AOT at 1600 nm
  • var_id: AOD1600_uncertainty_min
  • units: 1
  • names: minimum L2 uncertainty on AOT at 1600 nm
  • units: 1
  • long_name: minimum L2 uncertainty on AOT at 550 nm
  • var_id: AOD550_uncertainty_min
  • names: minimum L2 uncertainty on AOT at 550 nm
  • var_id: AOD870_uncertainty_min
  • units: 1
  • long_name: minimum L2 uncertainty on AOT at 870 nm
  • names: minimum L2 uncertainty on AOT at 870 nm
  • var_id: D_AOD550_mean
  • long_name: non-spherical dust AOD
  • units: 1
  • standard_name: atmosphere_optical_thickness_due_to_ambient_aerosol
  • names: atmosphere_optical_thickness_due_to_ambient_aerosol, non-spherical dust AOD
  • long_name: number of retrieval pixels in grid cell
  • var_id: pixel_count
  • units: 1
  • names: number of retrieval pixels in grid cell
  • long_name: propagated L2 uncertainty aerosol optical thickness at 870 nm
  • var_id: AOD870_uncertainty
  • units: 1
  • names: propagated L2 uncertainty aerosol optical thickness at 870 nm
  • long_name: propagated L2 uncertainty in aerosol optical thickness at 1600 nm
  • units: 1
  • var_id: AOD1600_uncertainty
  • names: propagated L2 uncertainty in aerosol optical thickness at 1600 nm
  • long_name: propagated L2 uncertainty in aerosol optical thickness at 550 nm
  • units: 1
  • var_id: AOD550_uncertainty
  • names: propagated L2 uncertainty in aerosol optical thickness at 550 nm
  • var_id: AOD670_uncertainty
  • long_name: propagated L2 uncertainty in aerosol optical thickness at 670 nm
  • units: 1
  • names: propagated L2 uncertainty in aerosol optical thickness at 670 nm
  • long_name: single scattering albedo at 550nm
  • units: 1
  • var_id: SSA550_mean
  • names: single scattering albedo at 550nm
  • long_name: standard deviation absorbing AOD
  • units: 1
  • var_id: AAOD550_sdev
  • names: standard deviation absorbing AOD
  • long_name: standard deviation aerosol optical thickness at 1600 nm
  • var_id: AOD1600_sdev
  • units: 1
  • names: standard deviation aerosol optical thickness at 1600 nm
  • long_name: standard deviation aerosol optical thickness at 550 nm
  • var_id: AOD550_sdev
  • units: 1
  • names: standard deviation aerosol optical thickness at 550 nm
  • long_name: standard deviation aerosol optical thickness at 670 nm
  • var_id: AOD670_sdev
  • units: 1
  • names: standard deviation aerosol optical thickness at 670 nm
  • long_name: standard deviation aerosol optical thickness at 870 nm
  • var_id: AOD870_sdev
  • units: 1
  • names: standard deviation aerosol optical thickness at 870 nm
  • units: 1
  • long_name: standard deviation angstrom exponent computed on AOD550nm and AOD870nm
  • var_id: ANG550_870_sdev
  • names: standard deviation angstrom exponent computed on AOD550nm and AOD870nm
  • long_name: standard deviation fine mode AOD
  • var_id: FM_AOD550_sdev
  • units: 1
  • names: standard deviation fine mode AOD
  • long_name: standard deviation mean bidirectional surface reflectance (nadir)
  • var_id: surface_reflectance870_sdev
  • units: 1
  • names: standard deviation mean bidirectional surface reflectance (nadir)
  • var_id: cloud_fraction_sdev
  • units: 1
  • long_name: standard deviation mean fraction of cloud flagged pixels in 10km bin
  • names: standard deviation mean fraction of cloud flagged pixels in 10km bin
  • long_name: standard deviation mean land fraction
  • var_id: surface_type_number_sdev
  • standard_name: land_area_fraction
  • units: 1
  • names: land_area_fraction, standard deviation mean land fraction
  • long_name: standard deviation non-spherical dust AOD
  • var_id: D_AOD550_sdev
  • units: 1
  • names: standard deviation non-spherical dust AOD
  • units: 1
  • long_name: standard deviation of L2 Uncertainty on AOT at 550 nm
  • var_id: AOD550_uncertainty_sdev
  • names: standard deviation of L2 Uncertainty on AOT at 550 nm
  • long_name: standard deviation of L2 Uncertainty on AOT at 670 nm
  • var_id: AOD670_uncertainty_sdev
  • units: 1
  • names: standard deviation of L2 Uncertainty on AOT at 670 nm
  • long_name: standard deviation of L2 uncertainty on AOT at 1600 nm
  • var_id: AOD1600_uncertainty_sdev
  • units: 1
  • names: standard deviation of L2 uncertainty on AOT at 1600 nm
  • long_name: standard deviation of L2 uncertainty on AOT at 870 nm
  • var_id: AOD870_uncertainty_sdev
  • units: 1
  • names: standard deviation of L2 uncertainty on AOT at 870 nm
  • units: 1
  • long_name: standard deviation of SSA
  • var_id: SSA550_sdev
  • names: standard deviation of SSA

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°