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Solar-induced Chlorophyll Fluorescence from GOSAT's TANSO-FTS by the University of Leicester (v3.0)

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Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Citable
Publication Date: 2022-12-05
DOI Publication Date: 2022-12-05
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Dataset Size: 5.32K Files | 3GB


Solar-induced Chlorophyll Fluorescence (SIF) data created from the Greenhouse Gas Observing Satellite (GOSAT) Level 1B data using an adapted version of the University of Leicester Full-Physics retrieval scheme (UoL-FP). These dataset contains both Level 2 and Level 3 S-polarised SIF. The Level 2 data are in daily files and are not averaged, whilst the Level 3 data are averaged spatially and temporally on both a monthly and weekly timescale.

The SIF data was derived from L1B data from the TANSO-FTS ( Thermal and Near Infrared Sensor for carbon Observation - Fourier Transform Spectrometer) instrument on the GOSAT satellite. For each GOSAT sounding, the S-polarised spectra have been extracted from two narrow micro-windows outside the Oxygen A-band, at around 755 nm and 772 nm. For more information on the retrieval setup and bias correction, please see "Novel Methods for Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Retrieval from the JAXA GOSAT and NASA OCO-2 Satellites - Part II: Remote Sensing of Chlorophyll Fluorescence" by Peter Somkuti.

Citable as:  Webb, A.; Parker, R.; Somkuti, P.; Boesch, H. (2022): Solar-induced Chlorophyll Fluorescence from GOSAT's TANSO-FTS by the University of Leicester (v3.0). NERC EDS Centre for Environmental Data Analysis, 05 December 2022. doi:10.5285/edd6991e06024f7d9ee06460ec7cd7f6.
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: Solar Induced Fluorescence, SIF, GOSAT


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These data were produced by the National Centre for Earth Observation at the University of Leicester using the ALICE High Performance Computing Facility.

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This dataset was generated by a combination of instruments deployed on platforms and computations as detailed below.

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TANSO Deployed on: GOSAT

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Mobile Platform Operation 1 Mobile Platform Operation for GOSAT

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Title UoL_FP: University of Leicester Full-Physics retrieval algorithm for retrieval of Solar Induced Fluorescence
Abstract The UoL-FP algorithm has been specially modified for use with Solar Induced Fluorescence (SIF). See the linked documentation for a description on both.
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