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AIRS L2 Cloud-Cleared Radiances Product (AIRS/AMSU) NRT

Product Description Product Summary

AIRI2CCF_NRT data sample product

Cloud-Cleared NRT Radiances are calibrated, geolocated AIRS infrared radiances. This data set is produced by the same core science algorithms as in the regular science data production, but using predicted ephemeris in place of definitive ephemeris data and without using optinal dynamic inputs; AIRABRAD for previous and next 6 minutes and  NOAA Global Forecast data. The advantage of NRT data is its fast turnaround time, generally available within 3 hours of observations globally. The NRT data sets stay for about 7 days from the time they are generated and can be utilized in regional weather forecast campaign.

General information on AIRS Cloud-Cleared Radiances products is found in AIRI2CCF.

 GES DISC Data Access

Note:  Access to AIRS NRT data requires prior user registration.  For details, please see: LANCE Registration

ESDT Shortname:

Global, Twice Daily
(Daytime and Nighttime)

Horizontal: 45km

9.5 MB/file, 240 files/day

Product Guide:
AIRS User Guide

Instrument Guide:
AIRS Instrument Guide
AMSU-A Instrument Guide
HSB Instrument Guide

To plot AIRS cloud-cleared radiation (converted to brightness temperatures) on satellite projection:(can save the image as well) idl -novm -rt=air2ccflook.sav -args filename channel_number(option) If channel_number is not given, the default is 766 at 11.08 micrometer.
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