In the early period, it also contains data from the ATSR-2 instrument on the ERS-2 satellite.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 Level 3 daily, monthly and yearly aerosol products from the ATSR-2 instrument on the ERS-2 satellite. The data is an uncertainty-weighted ensemble of the outputs of three separate algorithms (the SU, ADV, and ORAC algorithms.) This product is version 2.6 of the ensemble product. Data is provided for the period 1995 to 2002. In 2002, it also contains data from the AATSR instrument on the ENVISAT satellite. A separate AATSR product covering the period 2002-2012 is also available, and together these form a continuous timeseries from 1995-2012.
For further details about these data products please see the documentation.
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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 were processed by the ESA CCI Aerosol project team and supplied to CEDA in the context of the ESA CCI Open Data Portal Project.
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Data are in NetCDF format
- standard_name: atmosphere_optical_depth_due_to_ambient_aerosol
- var_id: Aerosol optical depth at 550 nm
- long_name: Aerosol optical depth at 550 nm
- names: Aerosol optical depth at 550 nm, atmosphere_optical_depth_due_to_ambient_aerosol
- long_name: Uncertainty Ensemble
- standard_name: uncertainty
- var_id: AOD550_UNCERTAINTY_ENSEMBLE
- units: #
- names: uncertainty, Uncertainty Ensemble
- long_name: number of measurements per gridcell
- standard_name: NMEAS
- var_id: NMEAS
- names: NMEAS, number of measurements per gridcell
- standard_name: latitude
- var_id: latitude
- long_name: Latitude
- units: degrees_north
- names: latitude, Latitude
- units: degrees_east
- standard_name: longitude
- long_name: Longitude
- var_id: longitude
- names: longitude, Longitude