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AIRS Version 5 Documentation

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General Documents
Document Filename
Description
V5_Data_Release_UG.pdf
The master overview document.
V5_Changes_from_V4.pdf
Summary of changes.
V5_Released_ProcFileDesc.pdf The big book of released AIRS Data Products.
V5_Modification_for_AMSU_Ch_4_NeDT.pdf Summary of modification to account for increased NeDT in AMSU channel .
AMSU-A_NeDT_Update_2012-06-28.pdf
 
A description of the decline in yield due to the degradation of AMSU channels 4 and 5.
V5_CalVal_Status_Summary.pdf Summary of validation status of products.
V5_Data_Disclaimer.pdf
Significant differences from V4 to V5, caveats, noHSB vs HSB, data validation states, instrument liens, tables of data outages.
V5_Test_Report.pdf A report of extensive testing of the V5 product against ECMWF and comparison with V4.  Not a validation.
AMSU-A-Channel-4-NeDT-Update-2007-12-20.pdf Assessment of AMSU Channel 4 degradation; introduction of IR-only retrievals
AMSU-A_NeDT_Update_2012-06-28.pdf
Failure of AMSU-A Channel 4 and Degradation of AMSU-A Channel 5 NeDT Affecting AIRS Retrieval Performance

 

 

Document Filename
Description
V5_L1B_QA_Quick_Start.pdf Summary of QA user may wish to apply in using AIRS radiance channels.
Selected_AIRS_QA_Fields.pdf Brief discussion of some L1B QA fields, unchanged since V4 delivery.
V5_Cal_Subset_QuickStart.pdf Discussion of the calibration subset radiance product.
V5_Cal_Prop_Files_Original.zip Zip file containing the original (but deprecated) short list of Calibration Properties files.  See the Note on the Calibration and Channel Properties Files Update.
V5_Chan_Prop_Files_Original.zip Zip file containing the original (but deprecated) short list of Channel Properties files.  See the Note on the Calibration and Channel Properties Files Update.

 

 

Document Filename
Description
V5_L2_Standard_Product_QuickStart.pdf Discussion of key L2 products, their QA , and caveats and suggestions for the users.
V5_Level2_Cloud-Cleared_Radiances Discussion of Error Estimates and Suggested Quality Control for AIRS Level-2 Clear Column Radiances
V5_L2_Levels_Layers_Trapezoids.pdf Discussion of the concepts of levels, layers and trapezoids upon which AIRS products are reported.
V5_L2_Standard_Pressure_Levels.pdf Table of Level 2 standard pressure levels.  Many users have difficulty accessing attributes, so here is a table.
V5_L2_Support_Pressure_Levels.pdf Table of Level 2 support pressure levels.  Many users have difficulty accessing attributes, so here is a table.
V5_Retrieval_Flow.pdf Comparison of V4, V5 and V5 AIRS-Only retrieval steps
V5_Retrieval_Channel_Sets.pdf Identifies by list and graphically the AIRS channels used in the retrieval code.
V5_L2_Quality_Control_and_Error_Estimation.pdf
 
 Discussion of the V5 quality control and error estimation.
V5_CO_initial_Guess_Profile For those who are still assimilating V5 CO Product

 

 

Document Filename
Description
V5_L3_QuickStart.pdf Discussion of the L3 products.
V5_L3_Quantization_QuickStart.pdf Distributional summaries derived from the Level 2 standard swath products. Provides a more comprehensive set of statistical summaries than simple means and standard deviations.
V5_L3_Standard_Pressure_Levels.pdf Table of Level 3 standard pressure levels.  Many users have difficulty accessing attributes, so here is a table.

 

 

Document Filename
Description
AIRS V5 Tropospheric CO2 Products The AIRS/AMSU and IR-Only Level 2 and 3 Carbon Dioxide (CO2) products.
AIRS mid_trop_CO2_330_370_390_wgt_func.txt
 
AIRS CO2 weighting functions for US Standard and TIGR atmospheres assuming constant CO2 volume
mixing ratio profiles of 330, 370 and 390 ppm.

 

Document Filename
Description
IDL MATLAB_READERS.tar.gz  Batched readme files in tar fromat for IDL and Matlab swath and grid data.

FORTRAN C_READERS.tar.gz
Batched files in tar format, with sample Input/Output

 

Document Filename
Description
README.AIRIBRAD.pdf  Level-1B AIRS IR
README.AIRVBRAD.pdf Level-1B AIRS Vis/NIR
README.AIRABRAD.pdf Level-1B AMSU-A
README.AIRHBRAD.pdf Level-1B HSB
README.AIRXBCAL.pdf Level-1B Calibration Subset
README.AIR_2CCF.pdf Level-2 Cloud-Cleared IR Radiances
README.AIR_2RET.pdf Level-2 Standard Product
README.AIR_2SUP.pdf Level-2 Support Product
README.AIR_3ST_.pdf Level-3 Standard Product
README.AIR_3QP_.pdf Level-3 Quantization Product

  

 

 

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