EOSDIS Data News: August 24, 2018
NASA's Atmospheric Science Data Center (ASDC), in collaboration with the Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation (CALIPSO) mission team and the HYGEOS/AERIS/ICARE Data and Services Center, has announced the release of a new Cloud-Aerosol Lidar with Orthogonal Polarization (CALIOP) Level 3 Stratospheric Aerosol Profile Product (V1.00). The CALIOP Level 3 Stratospheric Aerosol Profile monthly product reports global distributions of 532 nm total attenuated backscatter coefficients, attenuated scattering ratios, aerosol extinction coefficients, and stratospheric aerosol optical depths on a uniform three-dimensional spatial grid (5° latitude × 20° longitude × 900 m vertically). All level 3 parameters are derived from the nighttime CALIPSO version 4 level 1 and level 2 5-km merged layer products and the version 1.x level 2 polar stratospheric cloud data products. The monthly product is available beginning with data from June 13, 2006 through December 31, 2016.
NASA's National Snow and Ice Data Center DAAC (NSIDC DAAC) has published an update to the dataset IceBridge ATM L4 Surface Elevation Rate of Change to include measurement comparisons of 2017 data to earlier years over Greenland. This dataset contains surface elevation rate of change measurements derived from IceBridge and Pre-IceBridge Airborne Topographic Mapper (ATM) wide scan elevation measurements data (ILATM1B) for missions flown under NASA’s Operation IceBridge and Arctic Ice Mapping projects.
NASA's Physical Oceanography DAAC (PO.DAAC) ingested the latest Making Earth System data records for Use in Research Environments (MEaSUREs) updates for the Integrated Multi-Mission Ocean Altimeter Data for Climate Research Version 4.2 dataset (Cycles 942 - 946) from B. Beckley. This update covers the period from April 10, 2018 to May 30, 2018.
NASA's Socioeconomic Data and Application Center (SEDAC) completed a production release of the Natural Resource Protection and Child Health Indicators (NRPI), 2017 Release dataset. The NRPI covers 234 countries and is calculated based on the weighted average percentage of biomes under protected status. The CHI is a composite index for 199 countries derived from the average of three proximity-to-target scores for access to at least basic water and sanitation, along with child mortality. The NRPI and CHI are part of a set of indicators used by the Millennium Challenge Corporation in its decisions about development assistance. See http://sedac.ciesin.columbia.edu/data/set/nrmi-natural-resource-protection-child-health-indicators-2017.
The Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (Suomi NPP) Sounder Science Team and GES DISC released the Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS) Level 1B data, Version 2. The three window channels of the ATMS at 23.8, 31.4, and 89 GHz provide information to compute total precipitable water, precipitation, information about cloud liquid water, sea-ice concentration, and snow cover. The window channel at 183 GHz channel is used to retrieve atmospheric humidity profiles. Processing of the Level 1B Version 2 included several changes, including modifications to geolocation, which are listed in the Level 1B Data Products user’s guide.
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