AIRS User Guides and Documents

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The most up to date materials are found on the web site of the Goddard Earth Science Data and Information Services Center. The versions below refer to the version the AIRS data are processed to.

Version 6 documents and guides

Version 5 documents and guides

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  • AIRS/AMSU/HSB Version 6: Level 3 Product User Guide

    Level 3 product user guide for the version 6 data release for Atmospheric Infrared Sounder. Includes improvements for version 6, information about standard and support products, and disclaimer and caveats. Downloadable versions of the V6 User Guides are available from NASA's Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center at http://disc.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/AIRS/documentation.

  • AIRS/AMSU/HSB Version 6: Changes from Version 5

    Description of changes from AIRS version 5 processed data to version 6 for the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder on NASA's Aqua satellite. Includes level 2 standar product QA and error esimates, error corrections and enhancements to exhisting products, new products, and products moved from standard to support products. Downloadable versions of the V6 User Guides are available from NASA's Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center at http://disc.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/AIRS/documentation.

  • AIRS/AMSU/HSB Version 6: Level 2 Performance and Test Report

    Level 2 Performance and Test Report for the version 6 data release for the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder on NASA's Aqua satellite. Covers AIRS geophysical data products, layer to level transformation. Includes numerous tables and figures. Downloadable versions of the V6 User Guides are available from NASA's Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center at http://disc.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/AIRS/documentation.

  • AIRS/AMSU/HSB Version 6: Level 2 Product User Guide

    Level 2 product information for the version 6 data release for the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder on NASA's Aqua satellite. Gives users of the V6 Level 2 products a summary of the key information they require to properly use the products in their research. Downloadable versions of the V6 User Guides are available from NASA's Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center at http://disc.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/AIRS/documentation.

  • AIRS/AMSU/HSB Version 6 Data Release User Guide

    User guide for the version 6 data release for Atmospheric Infrared Sounder. Includes a description of the significant changes from version 5, data product descriptions, sample data readers, the science processing system, and a data disclaimer and quick start quality assurance. Downloadable versions of the V6 User Guides are available from NASA's Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center at http://disc.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/AIRS/documentation.

  • AIRS/AMSU/HSB Version 6 Data Disclaimer

    Data disclaimer information for the version 6 data release for the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder on NASA's Aqua satellite. Includes differences from version 5, invalid values, data validation states, instrument states and liens, and spacecraft safing events. Downloadable versions of the V6 User Guides are available from NASA's Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center at http://disc.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/AIRS/documentation.