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

Product Description Product Summary
AIRS Cloud-Cleared Radiances sample product

This product is similar to AIRI2CCF. However, it contains science retrievals that use the Humidity Sounder for Brazil (HSB). Because the HSB instrument lived only from September 2002 through January 2003 when it terminally failed, the data set covers these five months only.

Cloud-Cleared Radiances are produced along with the AIRS Standard Product, as they are the radiances used to retrieve the Standard Product. They are an order of magnitude larger in data volume than that of the Standard Products and many Standard Product users are expected to have little interest in the Cloud Cleared Radiances. For these reasons, they are produced as separate output files, but, like the Standard Product, will be generated at all locations.

An AIRS granule has been set as 6 minutes of data. This will normally correspond to approximately 1/15 of an orbit but exactly 45 scanlines of AMSU-A data or 135 scanlines of AIRS and HSB data.

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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. Example: idl -novm -rt=air2ccflook.sav –args AIRS.2007.01.07.239.L2.CC.v5.0.14.0. G07196100239.hdf 767
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