MERRA 3D IAU State, Meteorology Instantaneous 3-hourly subsetted along CloudSat track 0.6 x 0.25 degree V5.2.0 (MAI3CPASM_CPR) at GES DISC

This is the MERRA IAU 3d assimilated state on pressure subset, collocated with the CloudSat track. The subset is processed at the Modeling and Assimilation Data and Information Services Center (MDISC) of the GES DISC, NASA. The algorithm first calculates coordinates along the CloudSat ground track as well as coordinates orthogonal to the Clou dSat ground track to produce a swath co-instantiated with actual CloudSat coverage. The al gorithm proceeds to extract the closest MERRA grid cell at each point within the co-instan tiated swath and writes the output subset in HDF-EOS2 swath-format, one subset for each tim e stride for eight subsets per day. The swath has an along-track temporal resolution of 10 seconds and an across-track spatial resolution of 0.25 degrees. With 9 across-track bins, the resulting coverage is about 200km wide.

        All original parameters are preserved in the subset. As it is collocated with

CloudSat, the subset is automatically collocated with CALIPSO as well.

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Last Updated July 30, 2019, 22:48 (CDT)
Created July 30, 2019, 22:48 (CDT)
Identifier C1276798190-GES_DISC
Issued 2007-06-14
Modified 2015-07-07
accessLevel public
citation Global Modeling and Assimilation Office (GMAO). 2011-06-01. MAI3CPASM_CPR. Version 5.2.0. MERRA 3D IAU State, Meteorology Instantaneous 3-hourlysubsetted along CloudSat track V5.2.0. Greenbelt, MD, USA. Archived by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, U.S. Government, Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC). Digital Science Data.
creator Global Modeling and Assimilation Office (GMAO)
data-presentation-form Digital Science Data
datagov_dedupe_retained 20190501230127
graphic-preview-description The GES-DISC Interactive Online Visualization ANd aNalysis Interface (Giovanni) is a web-based tool that allows users to interactively visualize and analyze data.
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temporal 2006-06-02T00:00:00Z/2019-02-25T00:00:00Z