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Dataset

 

ESA Greenhouse Gases Climate Change Initiative (GHG_cci): Column-averaged CH4 from GOSAT generated with the SRPR (RemoTeC) Proxy Retrieval algorithm (CH4_GOS_SRPR), version 2.3.8

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2018-03-19
Download Stats: last 12 months

Abstract

The CH4_GOS_SRPR dataset is comprised of Level 2, column-averaged dry-air mole fractions (mixing ratios) of methane (XCH4). It has been produced using data acquired from the Thermal and Near Infrared Sensor for Carbon Observations (TANSO-FTS) NIR and SWIR spectra, onboard the Japanese Greenhouse gases Observing Satellite (GOSAT), using the RemoTeC SRPR Proxy Retrieval algorithm. It has been generated as part of the European Space Agency (ESA) Greenhouse Gases Climate Change Initiative (GHG_cci) project. This version of the data is version 2.3.8, and forms part of the Climate Research Data Package 4.

This Proxy Retrieval product has been generated using the RemoTeC SRPR algorithm, which is being jointly developed at SRON and KIT. This has been designated as an 'alternative' GHG CCI algorithm, and a separate product has also been generated by applying the baseline GHG CCI proxy algorithm (the University of Leicester OCPR algorithm). It is advised that users who aren't sure whether to use the baseline or alternative product use the OCPR product generated with the baseline algorithm. For more information regarding the differences between the baseline and alternative algorithms please see the GHG-CCI data products webpage.

The data product is stored per day in a single NetCDF file. Retrieval results are provided for the individual GOSAT spatial footprints, no averaging having been applied. As well as containing the key product, the product file contains information relevant for the use of the data, such as the vertical layering and averaging kernels. The parameters which are retrieved simultaneously with XCH4 are also included (e.g. surface albedo), in addition to retrieval diagnostics like quality of the fit and retrieval errors. For further details on the product, including the RemoTeC algorithm and the TANSO-FTS instrument, please see the associated product user guide (PUG) or the Algorithm Theoretical Basis Documents.

Citable as:  ESA CCI GHG project team (2018): ESA Greenhouse Gases Climate Change Initiative (GHG_cci): Column-averaged CH4 from GOSAT generated with the SRPR (RemoTeC) Proxy Retrieval algorithm (CH4_GOS_SRPR), version 2.3.8. Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, date of citation. https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/96d5b75ea29946c5aab8214ddbab252b
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: ESA, GHG, CCI, CH4, Proxy, RemoTeC

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: https://artefacts.ceda.ac.uk/licences/specific_licences/esacci_ghg_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 GHG project team and supplied to CEDA as part of the ESA CCI Open Data Portal Project

File Format:
Data are in NetCDF format

Process overview

  • units: 1e-9
  • long_name: 1-sigma uncertainty of the retrieved column-average dry-air mole fraction of atmospheric methane
  • var_id: xch4_uncertainty
  • names: 1-sigma uncertainty of the retrieved column-average dry-air mole fraction of atmospheric methane
  • units: 1
  • long_name: Aerosol optical thickness per retrieval window
  • standard_name: optical_thickness_of_atmosphere_layer_due_to_ambient_aerosol
  • var_id: optical_thickness_of_atmosphere_layer_due_to_ambient_aerosol
  • names: optical_thickness_of_atmosphere_layer_due_to_ambient_aerosol, Aerosol optical thickness per retrieval window
  • units: K
  • standard_name: air_temperature
  • var_id: air_temperature
  • long_name: Air temperature at each level
  • names: air_temperature, Air temperature at each level
  • units: m
  • standard_name: altitude
  • var_id: altitude
  • long_name: Altitude
  • names: altitude, Altitude
  • units: 1e-6
  • var_id: xco2_apriori
  • long_name: Apriori XCO2 total column
  • names: Apriori XCO2 total column
  • units: 1
  • long_name: Chi-squared
  • var_id: chi2
  • names: Chi-squared
  • units: m-2
  • long_name: Dry airmass per layer
  • var_id: dry_airmass_layer
  • names: Dry airmass per layer
  • units: m-2
  • long_name: H2O total column at 1593 nm
  • var_id: h2o_column_1593
  • names: H2O total column at 1593 nm
  • units: m-2
  • long_name: H2O total column at 1629 nm
  • var_id: h2o_column_1629
  • names: H2O total column at 1629 nm
  • units: m-2
  • long_name: H2O total column at 2042 nm
  • var_id: h2o_column_2042
  • names: H2O total column at 2042 nm
  • units: W cm-2
  • long_name: Intensity offset in the O2A-band
  • var_id: intensity_offset_o2a
  • names: Intensity offset in the O2A-band
  • units: 1
  • long_name: Level 1B name
  • var_id: l1b_name
  • names: Level 1B name
  • units: 1e-9
  • var_id: raw_xch4
  • long_name: Raw retrieved XCH4 column
  • names: Raw retrieved XCH4 column
  • units: 1e-6
  • var_id: raw_xco2
  • long_name: Raw retrieved XCO2 column
  • names: Raw retrieved XCO2 column
  • units: 1e-9
  • long_name: Raw uncertainty on the XCH4 total column
  • var_id: raw_xch4_err
  • names: Raw uncertainty on the XCH4 total column
  • units: 1e-6
  • long_name: Raw uncertainty on the XCO2 total column
  • var_id: raw_xco2_err
  • names: Raw uncertainty on the XCO2 total column
  • units: degrees
  • long_name: Sensor zenith angle
  • standard_name: sensor_zenith_angle
  • var_id: sensor_zenith_angle
  • names: Sensor zenith angle, sensor_zenith_angle
  • units: degrees
  • long_name: Solar zenith angle
  • var_id: solar_zenith_angle
  • standard_name: solar_zenith_angle
  • names: Solar zenith angle, solar_zenith_angle
  • units: m
  • long_name: Standard deviation of the surface elevation
  • var_id: surface_altitude_stdv
  • names: Standard deviation of the surface elevation
  • units: 1
  • long_name: Surface albedo at 1593 nm
  • var_id: surface_albedo_1593
  • names: Surface albedo at 1593 nm
  • units: 1
  • long_name: Surface albedo at 1629 nm
  • var_id: surface_albedo_1629
  • names: Surface albedo at 1629 nm
  • units: 1
  • long_name: Surface albedo at 2042 nm
  • var_id: surface_albedo_2042
  • names: Surface albedo at 2042 nm
  • units: 1
  • long_name: Surface albedo at 758 nm
  • var_id: surface_albedo_758
  • names: Surface albedo at 758 nm
  • units: 1e-6
  • var_id: co2_profile_apriori
  • long_name: a priori dry-air mole fraction profile of atmospheric carbondioxide
  • names: a priori dry-air mole fraction profile of atmospheric carbondioxide
  • units: 1e-9
  • long_name: a priori dry-air mole fraction profile of atmospheric methane
  • var_id: ch4_profile_apriori
  • names: a priori dry-air mole fraction profile of atmospheric methane
  • units: 1e-9
  • long_name: column-average dry-air mole fraction of atmospheric methane
  • var_id: xch4
  • standard_name: dry_atmosphere_mole_fraction_of_methane
  • names: column-average dry-air mole fraction of atmospheric methane, dry_atmosphere_mole_fraction_of_methane
  • units: 1
  • long_name: exposure id
  • var_id: exposure_id
  • names: exposure id
  • units: 1
  • long_name: flag for land / ocean soundings
  • var_id: flag_landtype
  • names: flag for land / ocean soundings
  • units: 1
  • long_name: flag for normal / sunglint soundings
  • var_id: flag_sunglint
  • names: flag for normal / sunglint soundings
  • units: 1
  • long_name: gain
  • var_id: gain
  • names: gain
  • units: m s-1
  • standard_name: x_wind
  • var_id: x_wind
  • long_name: grid_eastward_wind
  • names: x_wind, grid_eastward_wind
  • units: m s-1
  • standard_name: y_wind
  • var_id: y_wind
  • long_name: grid_northward_wind
  • names: y_wind, grid_northward_wind
  • units: 1
  • long_name: normalized column averaging kernel
  • var_id: xco2_averaging_kernel
  • names: normalized column averaging kernel
  • units: hPa
  • long_name: pressure levels
  • var_id: pressure_levels
  • names: pressure levels
  • units: 1
  • long_name: pressure weight
  • var_id: pressure_weight
  • names: pressure weight
  • units: 1
  • long_name: signal to noise ratio
  • var_id: signal_to_noise_window
  • names: signal to noise ratio
  • units: 1
  • long_name: xch4_quality flag
  • var_id: xch4_quality_flag
  • names: xch4_quality flag

Co-ordinate Variables

  • units: degrees_north
  • standard_name: latitude
  • var_id: latitude
  • long_name: latitude
  • names: latitude
  • units: degrees_east
  • standard_name: longitude
  • var_id: longitude
  • long_name: longitude
  • names: longitude
  • long_name: time
  • standard_name: time
  • var_id: time
  • names: time
Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
2009-03-31T23:00:00
End time:
2015-12-30T23:59:59
Geographic Extent

 
90.0000°
 
-180.0000°
 
180.0000°
 
-90.0000°