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AIRS Version 6 Documentation

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General Documents
Document Filename
Description
V6_Data_Release_User_Guide.pdf
The master overview document.
V6_Changes_from_V5.pdf
Summary of changes.
V6_Released_Processing_File_Description.pdf The big book of released AIRS Data Products.
V6_Data_Disclaimer.pdf

Provides list of new file names, products, liens, data outages.

 

 

Level 1 Documents (See the Version 5 Documentation Page for the full set of L1B documentation)
Document Filename
Description
V5_L1B_QA_Quick_Start.pdf Summary of QA user may wish to apply in using AIRS radiance channels.
Cal_Prop_Files.zip Zip file containing all AIRS calibration properties files.  See the Note on the Calibration and Channel Properties Files Update.
Chan_Prop_Files.zip Zip file containing all AIRS channel properties files.  See the Note on the Calibration and Channel Properties Files Update.
AIRS_L1C_UserGuide.pdf A description of the AIRS Level 1C radiance product.

 

 

Document Filename
Description
V6_L2_Product_User_Guide.pdf Discussion of key L2 products, their QA, and caveates and suggestions for the users.  This document replaced the L2_Standard_Product_QuickStart for Version 5.
V6_L2_Cloud_Cleared_Radiances.pdf Discussion of Error Estimates and Suggested Quality Control for AIRS Level-2 Clear Column Radiances.
V6_L2_Levels_Layers_Trapezoids.pdf Discussion of the concepts of levels, layers and trapezoids upon which AIRS products are reported.
V6_L2_Standard_Pressure_Levels.pdf Table of Level 2 standard pressure levels.  Many users have difficulty accessing attributes, so here is a table.
V6_L2_Support_Pressure_Levels.pdf Table of Level 2 support pressure levels.  Many users have difficulty accessing attributes, so here is a table.
V6_Retrieval_Flow.pdf Comparison of V5, V6 and V6 AIRS-Only retrieval steps
V6_Retrieval_Channel_Sets.pdf Identifies by list and graphically the AIRS channels used in the retrieval code.
V6_L2_Quality_Control_and_Error_Estimation.pdf
 
 Lists new QC parameters and how they are set.
V6_L2_Performance_and_Test_Report.pdf Report of initial testing of V6 retrievals
V6_CO_Initial_Guess_Profile.pdf Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere, with algorithm for transition between NH and SH.
V6_CH4_Initial_Guess_Profiles.pdf Algorithm and example profiles for 45S, 00N, 45N.

 

 

Document Filename
Description
V6_L3_User_Guide.pdf Discussion of the L3 products.
V6_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. 
V6_L3_Standard_Pressure_Levels.pdf Table of Level 3 standard pressure levels.  Many users have difficulty accessing attributes, so here is a table.

 

 

CO2 Documents (delivery of V6 Level 3 products is forthcoming)
Document Filename
Description
AIRS V6 Tropospheric CO2 Products Will describe the new AIRS/AMSU Level 2 and 3 Carbon Dioxide (CO2) products.  Note that the V6 CO2 have not been released yet.

 

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.AIRS_V6.pdf  AIRS Version 6 README file provides of brief description of all AIRS products and where to find more information.

  

 

 

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