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MEaSUREs Projects at the GES DISC

NASA, through its Earth Science Data Systems, supports the NASA Earth Science research community by providing Earth science data products and services driven by NASAs Earth Science goals. NASAs Earth Science Program is dedicated to advancing Earth remote sensing and pioneering the scientific use of satellite measurements to improve human understanding of our home planet, in order to inform economic and policy decisions and improve operational services of benefit to the Nation. Through the MEaSUREs Program, NASA is continuing its commitment to expand understanding of the Earth system using consistent records. NASA has begun to deploy new types of sensors to provide three-dimensional perspectives of Earths atmosphere and surface. Emphasis is on linking together multiple satellites into a constellation, developing the means for using a multitude of data sources to form coherent time-series, and facilitating the use of extensive data in the development of comprehensive Earth system models.

As part of the ROSES-2006 announcement, MEaSUREs proposals were solicited to focus on the creation of Earth System Data Records (ESDRs), including Climate Data Records. An ESDR is defined as a unified and coherent set of observations of a given parameter of the Earth system, which is optimized to meet specific requirements for addressing science questions. These records are critical for understanding Earth System processes; for the assessment of variability, long-term trends, and change in the Earth System; and for providing input and validation means to modeling efforts. The solicitation resulted in the selection in October 2007 of 30 projects for funding.

MEaSUREs Projects at the GES DISC

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Reprocessing and Goddard Satellite-based Surface Turbulent Fluxes (GSSTF) Data Set for Global Water and Energy Cycle Research
Creating a Long Term Multi-Sensor Ozone Data Record
Consistent Long-Term Aerosol Data Records over Land and Ocean from SeaWIFS
GOZCARDS: Global Ozone Chemistry and Related trace gas Data Records for the Stratosphere
Earth Surface and Atmosphere Reflectivity Since 1979 from Multiple Satellites (TOMS, SBUV, SBUV-2, OMI, SeaWIFS, NPP, and NPOESS)
A Multi-Sensor Water Vapor Climate Data Record Using Cloud Classification
Developing Consistent Earth System Data Records for the global terrestrial water cycle

Project Information


Project Title: Earth Surface and Atmosphere Reflectivity Since 1979 from Multiple Satellites

PI Name: Jay Herman

Project Description: Project Description: This proposal concerns the production of a continuous ultraviolet reflectivity data record for the surface of the Earth and its atmosphere using multiple satellite data records since 1979 (TOMS, SBUV, SBUV-2, OMI, SeaWIFS). The scene reflectivities of the Earth at blue and ultraviolet (UV) wavelengths (320 nm to 415 nm) are low over most surfaces (except ice and snow), and are almost independent of the seasonal changes in vegetation on land and in the oceans. This makes it ideal for examining changes in radiation reflected back to space from changes in cloud and aerosol amounts, especially as affected by the start of climate change.

Formats: HDF-EOS 5
  
 

Data Access Methods

Product:MSLERLSTL3d10
Long Name:Multi-Satellite Lambertian Equivalent Reflectivity (Local Satellite Time) 10-Day L3 Global 2.0x5.0deg Lat/Lon Grid
README for MSLERLSTL3d10
Product page and data citation
GCMD DIF Document
Mirador:http://mirador.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/mirador/homepageAlt.pl?keyword=MSLERLSTL3d10
OPeNDAP:http://measures.gsfc.nasa.gov/opendap/LER/MSLERLSTL3d10.1/contents.html
Direct FTP:ftp://measures.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/s4pa/LER/MSLERLSTL3d10.1/
 
Product:MSLERNNL3d10
Long Name:Multi-Satellite Lambertian Equivalent Reflectivity (Noon Normalized) 10-Day L3 Global 2.0x5.0deg Lat/Lon Grid
README for MSLERNNL3d10
Product page and data citation
GCMD DIF Document
Mirador:http://mirador.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/mirador/homepageAlt.pl?keyword=MSLERNNL3d10
OPeNDAP:http://measures.gsfc.nasa.gov/opendap/LER/MSLERNNL3d10.1/contents.html
Direct FTP:ftp://measures.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/s4pa/LER/MSLERNNL3d10.1/
 
Product:MSLERLSTL3zm
Long Name:Multi-Satellite Lambertian Equivalent Reflectivity (Local Satellite Time) Daily L3 Global 5.0deg Lat Zones
README for MSLERLSTL3zm
Product page and data citation
GCMD DIF Document
Mirador:http://mirador.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/mirador/homepageAlt.pl?keyword=MSLERLSTL3zm
OPeNDAP:http://measures.gsfc.nasa.gov/opendap/LER/MSLERLSTL3zm.1/contents.html
Direct FTP:ftp://measures.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/s4pa/LER/MSLERLSTL3zm.1/
 
Product:MSLERNNL3zm
Long Name:Multi-Satellite Lambertian Equivalent Reflectivity (Noon Normalized) Daily L3 Global 5.0deg Lat Zones
README for MSLERNNL3zm
Product page and data citation
GCMD DIF Document
Mirador:http://mirador.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/mirador/homepageAlt.pl?keyword=MSLERNNL3zm
OPeNDAP:http://measures.gsfc.nasa.gov/opendap/LER/MSLERNNL3zm.1/contents.html
Direct FTP:ftp://measures.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/s4pa/LER/MSLERNNL3zm.1/
 

GES DISC POC for this Project: James Johnson James.Johnson@nasa.gov

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