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Dataset

 

ESA Aerosol Climate Change Initiative (Aerosol CCI): Level 2 aerosol products from MERIS (ALAMO algorithm), Version 2.2

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2016-07-28
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 2 aerosol products from MERIS for 2008, using the ALAMO algorithm, version 2.2. The data have been provided by Hygeos.

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

Citable as:  ESA Aerosols CCI project team; de Leeuw, G.; Popp, T. (2016): ESA Aerosol Climate Change Initiative (Aerosol CCI): Level 2 aerosol products from MERIS (ALAMO algorithm), Version 2.2. Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, date of citation. https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/a6efcb0868664248b9cb212aba44313d
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: Aerosol, ESA, CCI, MERIS

Details

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Previously used record identifiers:
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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 produced by Hygeos as part of the ESA CCI Aerosol project 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

Envisat - MERIS Deployed on: Envisat

Mobile platform operations

Mobile Platform Operation 1 Mobile Platform Operation for: Envisat
Output Description None
  • 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: Column number of the pixel in the original grid
  • var_id: icolumn
  • names: Column number of the pixel in the original grid
  • long_name: Indice of the pixel in the vector of observations
  • var_id: pixel_number
  • units: 1
  • names: Indice of the pixel in the vector of observations
  • long_name: Line number of the pixel in the original grid
  • var_id: iline
  • units: 1
  • names: Line number of the pixel in the original grid
  • units: m
  • var_id: Aerosol_Altitude
  • long_name: Mean Aerosol Altitude
  • names: Mean Aerosol Altitude
  • long_name: Mean Effective Aerosol Optical Thickness at 550nm over ocean - Best solution
  • var_id: AOD550
  • units: 1
  • standard_name: atmosphere_optical_thickness_due_to_ambient_aerosol
  • names: atmosphere_optical_thickness_due_to_ambient_aerosol, Mean Effective Aerosol Optical Thickness at 550nm over ocean - Best solution
  • long_name: Mean Effective Aerosol Optical Thickness at 865nm over ocean - Best solution
  • standard_name: atmosphere_optical_thickness_due_to_ambient_aerosol
  • units: 1
  • var_id: AOD865
  • names: atmosphere_optical_thickness_due_to_ambient_aerosol, Mean Effective Aerosol Optical Thickness at 865nm over ocean - Best solution
  • units: m
  • long_name: Mean Effective Radius over ocean - Best solution
  • var_id: R_eff
  • names: Mean Effective Radius over ocean - Best solution
  • units: 1
  • long_name: Mean Fine Mode Aerosol Optical Thickness at 550nm over ocean - Best solution
  • var_id: fAOD550
  • standard_name: atmosphere_optical_thickness_due_to_ambient_aerosol
  • names: atmosphere_optical_thickness_due_to_ambient_aerosol, Mean Fine Mode Aerosol Optical Thickness at 550nm over ocean - Best solution
  • var_id: fAOD865
  • long_name: Mean Fine Mode Aerosol Optical Thickness at 865nm over ocean - Best solution
  • units: 1
  • standard_name: atmosphere_optical_thickness_due_to_ambient_aerosol
  • names: atmosphere_optical_thickness_due_to_ambient_aerosol, Mean Fine Mode Aerosol Optical Thickness at 865nm over ocean - Best solution
  • units: m
  • long_name: Standard Deviation of Aerosol Altitude
  • var_id: Aerosol_Altitude_std
  • names: Standard Deviation of Aerosol Altitude
  • long_name: Standard Deviation of Effective Aerosol Optical Thickness at 550nm over ocean - Best solution
  • var_id: AOD550_std
  • units: 1
  • names: Standard Deviation of Effective Aerosol Optical Thickness at 550nm over ocean - Best solution
  • long_name: Standard Deviation of Effective Aerosol Optical Thickness at 865nm over ocean - Best solution
  • units: 1
  • var_id: AOD865_std
  • names: Standard Deviation of Effective Aerosol Optical Thickness at 865nm over ocean - Best solution
  • units: m
  • var_id: R_eff_std
  • long_name: Standard Deviation of Effective Radius over ocean - Best solution
  • names: Standard Deviation of Effective Radius over ocean - Best solution
  • long_name: Standard Deviation of Fine Mode Aerosol Optical Thickness at 550nm over ocean - Best solution
  • var_id: fAOD550_std
  • units: 1
  • names: Standard Deviation of Fine Mode Aerosol Optical Thickness at 550nm over ocean - Best solution
  • long_name: Standard Deviation of Fine Mode Aerosol Optical Thickness at 865nm over ocean - Best solution
  • var_id: fAOD865_std
  • units: 1
  • names: Standard Deviation of Fine Mode Aerosol Optical Thickness at 865nm over ocean - Best solution

Co-ordinate Variables

  • standard_name: latitude
  • units: degree_north
  • long_name: Latitude
  • var_id: latitude
  • names: latitude, Latitude
  • units: degree_east
  • standard_name: longitude
  • long_name: Longitude
  • var_id: longitude
  • names: longitude, Longitude
  • standard_name: latitude
  • units: degree_north
  • long_name: North-East pixel corner latitude
  • var_id: pixel_corner_latitude2
  • names: latitude, North-East pixel corner latitude
  • long_name: North-East pixel corner longitude
  • units: degree_east
  • standard_name: longitude
  • var_id: pixel_corner_longitude2
  • names: longitude, North-East pixel corner longitude
  • standard_name: latitude
  • units: degree_north
  • long_name: North-West pixel corner latitude
  • var_id: pixel_corner_latitude1
  • names: latitude, North-West pixel corner latitude
  • units: degree_east
  • standard_name: longitude
  • var_id: pixel_corner_longitude1
  • long_name: North-West pixel corner longitude
  • names: longitude, North-West pixel corner longitude
  • standard_name: latitude
  • units: degree_north
  • long_name: South-East pixel corner latitude
  • var_id: pixel_corner_latitude3
  • names: latitude, South-East pixel corner latitude
  • long_name: South-East pixel corner longitude
  • var_id: pixel_corner_longitude3
  • units: degree_east
  • standard_name: longitude
  • names: longitude, South-East pixel corner longitude
  • standard_name: latitude
  • units: degree_north
  • var_id: pixel_corner_latitude4
  • long_name: South-West pixel corner latitude
  • names: latitude, South-West pixel corner latitude
  • units: degree_east
  • var_id: pixel_corner_longitude4
  • standard_name: longitude
  • long_name: South-West pixel corner longitude
  • names: longitude, South-West pixel corner longitude
Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
2008-01-01T00:00:00
End time:
2008-12-31T23:59:59
Geographic Extent

 
90.0000°
 
-180.0000°
 
180.0000°
 
-90.0000°