AIRS Total Column Precipitable Water from Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) near Madagascar, 4 Jun 2009, demonstrating data quality screening
The GES DISC and the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) Science Team are pleased to announce the availability of the Data Quality Screening Service (DQSS) for Version 5 of the AIRS Level 2 Standard Retrievals (aka AIRX2RET, AIRS2RET, AIRH2RET). The DQSS is designed to help science users navigate and handle the often-complex quality information associated with NASA science data. It allows users to filter bad-quality data points from a data file using quality variables included within the file, eliminating the need for writing their own custom software. Filtering criteria can be based on the AIRS Science Team's recommendations, or users' research-specific criteria.
DQSS is available through the Mirador search tool:
A Web page with more details on how DQSS works and how to use it is available at:
The DQSS project is a collaboration with scientists from the AIRS Science Team, the MODIS Adaptive Processing System, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. A MODIS-capable version of DQSS will be released later this year.