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1 National Aeronautics and Space Administration Jet Propulsion Laboratory California Institute of Technology MLS Level 3 Products Paul Wagner 1, Yibo Jiang 1, Christina Vuu 2, David Cuddy 1 1 Jet Propulsion Laboratory California Institute of Technology 2 Raytheon Information Solutions – Pasadena Operations December 2, 2005

2 Aura Microwave Limb Sounder National Aeronautics and Space Administration Jet Propulsion Laboratory California Institute of Technology December 2, 2005P. Wagner, Y. Jiang, C. Vuu, D. Cuddy 2 Agenda Project Overview Aura Data Flow MLS Data Flow Diagram Level 3 Products –Data Format –Swath Data Structure –Grid Data Structure –Zonal Means Data Structure –Metadata File Tools and Components Conclusion Useful Websites

3 Aura Microwave Limb Sounder National Aeronautics and Space Administration Jet Propulsion Laboratory California Institute of Technology December 2, 2005P. Wagner, Y. Jiang, C. Vuu, D. Cuddy 3 Project Overview Salient Features One of 4 instruments on the EOS Aura spacecraft Launch date: July 15, 2004 Operational life: 5 years Dr. Joe Waters (JPL) Principal Investigator Thermal emission from 1 to 100 km altitude in five millimeter and submillimeter wavelength bands All measurements are performed simultaneously and continuously, both day and night, and can be made even in the presence of dense cirrus clouds and stratospheric aerosols Science Improve understanding and assessment of: –Stratospheric ozone depletion and chemistry –Upper tropospheric ozone distribution and chemistry –Climate change and variability Global distribution of O3, ClO, H2O, SO2, CO, N2O, HNO3, HCl, HOCl, BrO, OH, HO2, HCN, temperature, geopotential height, and cirrus ice EOS MLS - Microwave Limb Sounder

4 Aura Microwave Limb Sounder National Aeronautics and Space Administration Jet Propulsion Laboratory California Institute of Technology December 2, 2005P. Wagner, Y. Jiang, C. Vuu, D. Cuddy 4 Aura Data Flow

5 Aura Microwave Limb Sounder National Aeronautics and Space Administration Jet Propulsion Laboratory California Institute of Technology December 2, 2005P. Wagner, Y. Jiang, C. Vuu, D. Cuddy 5 Data Flow Diagram

6 Aura Microwave Limb Sounder National Aeronautics and Space Administration Jet Propulsion Laboratory California Institute of Technology December 2, 2005P. Wagner, Y. Jiang, C. Vuu, D. Cuddy 6 Level 3 Data Format MLS Level 3 Daily Products: –Using HDF-EOS5 Swath and Grid formats MLS Swaths comply with the Aura Guidelines, v1.7 –13 daily maps and their metadata files for the following species: ClO, CO, GPH, H2O, HCl, HCN, HNO3, N2O, O3, OH, RHI, IWC, and Temperature MLS Level 3 Monthly Products: –Using HDF-EOS5 Swath, Grid and/or Zonal Means formats –‘Standard’ and ‘Diagnostic’ data files for each day of the processed month in Zonal Means format –Two monthly data files named ‘Standard’ and ‘Diagnostic’ in Zonal Means format –Two monthly data files named ‘Standard’ and ‘Diagnostic’ in Grid and Swath formats

7 Aura Microwave Limb Sounder National Aeronautics and Space Administration Jet Propulsion Laboratory California Institute of Technology December 2, 2005P. Wagner, Y. Jiang, C. Vuu, D. Cuddy 7 Level 3 Swath Data Structure File Level Attributes: OrbitNumber – 16 (for daily) or 2 (for monthly) orbit numbers OrbitPeriod – 16 (for daily) or 2 (for monthly) orbit periods InstrumentName – ‘MLS Aura’ ProcessLevel – ‘L3-Daily’ or ‘L3-Monthly’ GranuleMonth – ‘3’ GranuleDay – ‘11’ GranuleYear – ‘2005’ TAI93At0zOfGranule – ‘3.846e+08’ PGEVersion – ‘v2-0’ StartUTC -- ‘ T00:00: Z’ EndUTC -- ‘ T23:59: Z’ Period --‘Daily’ or ‘Monthly’ Swath Name 1: Species names Swath Level Attributes: Pressure – Pressure values VerticalCoordinate – ‘Pressure’ Dimensions: nLevels -- Number of Pressure levels nTimes – Number of times (profiles) in data set

8 Aura Microwave Limb Sounder National Aeronautics and Space Administration Jet Propulsion Laboratory California Institute of Technology December 2, 2005P. Wagner, Y. Jiang, C. Vuu, D. Cuddy 8 Level 3 Swath Data Structure (Cont.) Swath Name 1: Species names (cont.) Data Fields: Value Precision Status Quality Data Field Attributes: MissingValue Title Units UniqueFieldDefinition Swath Name2: Species names Additional swaths may occur in a file Geolocation Fields: Time Latitude Longitude Pressure SolarZenithAngle LocalSolarTime LineOfSightAngle OrbitGeodeticAngle Geolocation Field Attributes: MissingValue Title Units UniqueFieldDefinition

9 Aura Microwave Limb Sounder National Aeronautics and Space Administration Jet Propulsion Laboratory California Institute of Technology December 2, 2005P. Wagner, Y. Jiang, C. Vuu, D. Cuddy 9 Level 3 Grid Data Structure File Level Attributes: OrbitNumber – 16 (for daily) or 2 (for monthly) orbit numbers OrbitPeriod – 16 (for daily) or 2 (for monthly) orbit periods InstrumentName – ‘MLS Aura’ ProcessLevel – ‘L3-Daily’ or ‘L3-Monthly’ GranuleMonth – ‘3’ GranuleDay – ‘11’ GranuleYear – ‘2005’ TAI93At0zOfGranule – ‘3.846e+08’ PGEVersion – ‘v2-0’ StartUTC -- ‘ T00:00: Z’ EndUTC -- ‘ T23:59: Z’ Period --‘Daily’ or ‘Monthly’ Grid Name 1: Species names Grid Level Attributes: Projection – ‘Simple Cylindrical’ GridOrigin – ‘Center’ GridSpacing – ‘(4,2)’ GridSpacingUnit – ‘Degree’ GridSpan – ‘(0,360,-82,+82)’ GridSpanUnit – ‘Degree’

10 Aura Microwave Limb Sounder National Aeronautics and Space Administration Jet Propulsion Laboratory California Institute of Technology December 2, 2005P. Wagner, Y. Jiang, C. Vuu, D. Cuddy 10 Grid Name 1: Species names (cont.) Data Fields: Value Precision Latitude Longitude Pressure Time Data Field Attributes: MissingValue Title Units UniqueFieldDefinition Grid Name2: Species names Additional grids may occur in a file Level 3 Grid Data Structure (Cont.) Dimensions: XDim – Which is Longitude YDim – Which is Latitude nLevels -- Number of Pressure levels

11 Aura Microwave Limb Sounder National Aeronautics and Space Administration Jet Propulsion Laboratory California Institute of Technology December 2, 2005P. Wagner, Y. Jiang, C. Vuu, D. Cuddy 11 Level 3 Zonal Means Data Structure File Level Attributes: OrbitNumber – 16 (for daily) or 2 (for monthly) orbit numbers OrbitPeriod – 16 (for daily) or 2 (for monthly) orbit periods InstrumentName – ‘MLS Aura’ ProcessLevel – ‘L3-Daily’ or ‘L3-Monthly’ GranuleMonth – ‘3’ GranuleDay – ‘11’ GranuleYear – ‘2005’ TAI93At0zOfGranule – ‘3.846e+08’ PGEVersion – ‘v2-0’ StartUTC -- ‘ T00:00: Z’ EndUTC -- ‘ T23:59: Z’ Period --‘Daily’ or ‘Monthly’ Zonal Name 1: Species names Zonal Level Attributes: Pressure – Pressure values VerticalCoordinate – ‘Pressure’ ZonalSpacing – ‘2’ ZonalSpacingUnit – ‘Degree’ Dimensions: nLatitude – Number of Latitudes nLevels -- Number of Pressure levels

12 Aura Microwave Limb Sounder National Aeronautics and Space Administration Jet Propulsion Laboratory California Institute of Technology December 2, 2005P. Wagner, Y. Jiang, C. Vuu, D. Cuddy 12 Level 3 Zonal Means Data Structure (Cont.) Zonal Name 1: Species names (cont.) Data Fields: Value Precision Latitude Pressure Time Data Field Attributes: MissingValue Title Units UniqueFieldDefinition Zonal Name2: Species names Additional zonals may occur in a file

13 Aura Microwave Limb Sounder National Aeronautics and Space Administration Jet Propulsion Laboratory California Institute of Technology December 2, 2005P. Wagner, Y. Jiang, C. Vuu, D. Cuddy 13 Level 3 Metadata MLS Level 3 Metadata file will be created for each data file. MLS Level 3 Metadata file contains the following information: –Local Granule ID –Production Date and Time –Local Version ID –PGE Version –Reprocessing Planned –Input Granule –Short Name –Beginning and Ending Date and Time –Group of Measured Parameter contains QA Flags and Statistic –Group of Orbit Calculated Spatial Domain contains Start and Stop Orbit Numbers, Equator Crossing Date, Time and Longitude –Group of Horizontal and Vertical Spatial Domain

14 Aura Microwave Limb Sounder National Aeronautics and Space Administration Jet Propulsion Laboratory California Institute of Technology December 2, 2005P. Wagner, Y. Jiang, C. Vuu, D. Cuddy 14 Tools and Components MLS Level 3 currently built with the following: –Toolkit version –HDF5 library version –HDF-EOS5 library version MLS Level 3: –Fortran 95 –Lahey compiler v6.1 –Linux with Red Hat Enterprise v IDL –MLS uses version 6.2 –Version 6.1 or later required to read Aura Guidelines-compliant data –A Level 2 reader available now; a Level 3 reader is promised

15 Aura Microwave Limb Sounder National Aeronautics and Space Administration Jet Propulsion Laboratory California Institute of Technology December 2, 2005P. Wagner, Y. Jiang, C. Vuu, D. Cuddy 15 Conclusion MLS Level 1 and Level 2 products continue to be produced, and archived, having become available to users since February MLS Level 3 is currently under development; its release is planned for August The draft version 2.0 of HDF-EOS Aura Guidelines including the MLS Level 3 Standard was issued on October 30, 2005.

16 Aura Microwave Limb Sounder National Aeronautics and Space Administration Jet Propulsion Laboratory California Institute of Technology December 2, 2005P. Wagner, Y. Jiang, C. Vuu, D. Cuddy 16 Useful Websites Microwave Limb Sounder home page –http://mls.jpl.nasa.gov/ EOS Data Gateway (EDG) –http://delenn.gsfc.nasa.gov/~imswww/pub/imswelcome/ GSFC DAAC Web-based Hierarchical Ordering Mechanism (WHOM) –http://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/dataset/MLS/ GSFC DAAC Datapool –http://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/datapool/MLS/ GES-DISC DAAC Interactive Online Visualization and Analysis Infrastructure (Giovanni) –http://reason.gsfc.nasa.gov/Giovanni_mls3d/


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