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ESA Aerosol Climate Change Initiative (Aerosol CCI): Level 2 aerosol products from ATSR2 (ORAC algorithm), Version 3.02

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 2 aerosol products from ATSR-2, using the ORAC algorithm, version 3.02.

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

Citable as:  ESA Aerosols CCI project team; Popp, T.; de Leeuw, G. (2016): ESA Aerosol Climate Change Initiative (Aerosol CCI): Level 2 aerosol products from ATSR2 (ORAC algorithm), Version 3.02. Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, date of citation. http://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/b6751acb59b242bfa33af689c4778abd
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
  • var_id: aerosol_type
  • units: 1
  • long_name: Best-guess aerosol type
  • names: Best-guess aerosol type
  • long_name: Cloud fraction
  • standard_name: cloud_area_fraction
  • units: 1
  • var_id: cloud_fraction
  • names: cloud_area_fraction, Cloud fraction
  • long_name: Cost function at solution
  • var_id: fit_error
  • units: 1
  • names: Cost function at solution
  • units: 1
  • long_name: Instrument view
  • var_id: instrument_view
  • names: Instrument view
  • var_id: surface_type_number
  • long_name: Land / sea flag
  • standard_name: land_binary_mask
  • units: 1
  • names: land_binary_mask, Land / sea flag
  • long_name: Quality check results
  • units: 1
  • var_id: quality_flag
  • names: Quality check results
  • var_id: relative_azimuth_at_center
  • long_name: Relative azimuth angle
  • units: degrees
  • names: Relative azimuth angle
  • units: 1
  • long_name: Retrieval iterations
  • var_id: iterations
  • names: Retrieval iterations
  • units: degrees
  • var_id: satellite_zenith_at_center
  • standard_name: zenith_angle
  • long_name: Satellite zenith angle
  • names: zenith_angle, Satellite zenith angle
  • long_name: Sinusoidal pixel index
  • var_id: pixel_number
  • units: 1
  • names: Sinusoidal pixel index
  • 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
  • long_name: Surface bihemispherical reflectance at 1600 nm
  • var_id: surface_reflectance1600
  • units: 1
  • names: Surface bihemispherical reflectance at 1600 nm
  • long_name: Surface bihemispherical reflectance at 550 nm
  • var_id: surface_reflectance550
  • units: 1
  • names: Surface bihemispherical reflectance at 550 nm
  • long_name: Surface bihemispherical reflectance at 670 nm
  • units: 1
  • var_id: surface_reflectance670
  • names: Surface bihemispherical reflectance at 670 nm
  • long_name: Surface bihemispherical reflectance at 870 nm
  • units: 1
  • var_id: surface_reflectance870
  • names: Surface bihemispherical reflectance at 870 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 870 nm
  • var_id: AOD870_uncertainty
  • units: 1
  • names: Uncertainty on AOT at 870 nm
  • units: microns
  • long_name: Uncertainty on aerosol effective radius
  • var_id: REFF_uncertainty
  • names: Uncertainty on aerosol effective radius
  • units: 1
  • long_name: Uncertainty on surface reflectance at 1600 nm
  • var_id: surface_reflectance1600_uncertainty
  • names: Uncertainty on surface reflectance at 1600 nm
  • long_name: Uncertainty on surface reflectance at 550 nm
  • var_id: surface_reflectance550_uncertainty
  • units: 1
  • names: Uncertainty on surface reflectance at 550 nm
  • long_name: Uncertainty on surface reflectance at 670nm
  • var_id: surface_reflectance670_uncertainty
  • units: 1
  • names: Uncertainty on surface reflectance at 670nm
  • long_name: Uncertainty on surface reflectance at 870 nm
  • var_id: surface_reflectance870_uncertainty
  • units: 1
  • names: Uncertainty on surface reflectance 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
  • units: 1
  • long_name: aerosol absorption optical thickness at 550 nm
  • names: aerosol absorption optical thickness at 550 nm
  • units: microns
  • var_id: REFF
  • long_name: aerosol effective radius
  • names: aerosol effective radius
  • long_name: aerosol optical thickness at 1600 nm
  • var_id: AOD1600
  • units: 1
  • standard_name: atmosphere_optical_thickness_due_to_aerosol
  • names: atmosphere_optical_thickness_due_to_aerosol, aerosol optical thickness at 1600 nm
  • var_id: AOD550
  • long_name: aerosol optical thickness at 550 nm
  • units: 1
  • standard_name: atmosphere_optical_thickness_due_to_aerosol
  • names: atmosphere_optical_thickness_due_to_aerosol, aerosol optical thickness at 550 nm
  • long_name: aerosol optical thickness at 670 nm
  • var_id: AOD670
  • units: 1
  • standard_name: atmosphere_optical_thickness_due_to_aerosol
  • names: atmosphere_optical_thickness_due_to_aerosol, aerosol optical thickness at 670 nm
  • standard_name: atmosphere_optical_thickness_due_to_aerosol
  • units: 1
  • long_name: aerosol optical thickness at 870 nm
  • var_id: AOD870
  • names: atmosphere_optical_thickness_due_to_aerosol, aerosol optical thickness at 870 nm
  • long_name: dust aerosol optical thickness at 550 nm
  • units: 1
  • var_id: D_AOD550
  • names: dust aerosol optical thickness at 550 nm
  • long_name: fine-mode aerosol optical thickness at 550 nm
  • var_id: FM_AOD550
  • units: 1
  • names: fine-mode aerosol optical thickness at 550 nm

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
  • long_name: TAI70 time
  • units: seconds
  • standard_name: time
  • var_id: time
  • names: time, TAI70 time
  • 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
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°