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Version 5 product improvements from the atmospheric infrared sounder (AIRS)
Author(s): Thomas S. Pagano; Hartmut H. Aumann; Moustafa T. Chahine; Evan Manning; Steve Friedman; Steven E. Broberg; Stephen J. Licata; Denis A. Elliott; Fredrick W. Irion; Brian H. Kahn; Evan Fishbein; Edward Olsen; Stephanie Granger; Joel Susskind; Fricky Keita; John Blaisdell; Larrabee Strow; Sergio DeSouza-Machado; Chris Barnet
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Paper Abstract

The AIRS instrument was launched in May 2002 into a polar sun-synchronous orbit onboard the EOS Aqua Spacecraft. Since then we have released three versions of the AIRS data product to the scientific community. AIRS, in conjunction with the Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit (AMSU), produces temperature profiles with 1K/km accuracy on a global scale, as well as water vapor profiles and trace gas amounts. The first version of software, Version 2.0 was available to scientists shortly after launch with Version 3.0 released to the public in June 2003. Like all AIRS product releases, all products are accessible to the public in order to have the best user feedback on issues that appear in the data. Fortunately the products have had exceptional accuracy and stability. This paper presents the improvement between AIRS Version 4.0 and Version 5.0 products and shows examples of the new products available in Version 5.0.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 December 2006
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6408, Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Clouds, 640808 (8 December 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.696561
Show Author Affiliations
Thomas S. Pagano, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Hartmut H. Aumann, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Moustafa T. Chahine, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Evan Manning, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Steve Friedman, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Steven E. Broberg, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Stephen J. Licata, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Denis A. Elliott, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Fredrick W. Irion, Jet Propulsion Lab (United States)
Brian H. Kahn, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Evan Fishbein, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Edward Olsen, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Stephanie Granger, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Joel Susskind, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Fricky Keita, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
John Blaisdell, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Larrabee Strow, Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County (United States)
Sergio DeSouza-Machado, Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County (United States)
Chris Barnet, NOAA Ctr. for Satellite Applications and Research (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6408:
Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Clouds
Si-Chee Tsay; Teruyuki Nakajima; Ramesh P. Singh; R. Sridharan, Editor(s)

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