Processing TES Level-2 Data
- Sarkissian, Edwin
- September 2006.
- Physical Description:
- 1 electronic document
- Additional Creators:
- Strickland, Irina
- Restrictions on Access:
- Unclassified, Unlimited, Publicly available.
- TES Level 2 Subsystem is a set of computer programs that performs functions complementary to those of the program summarized in the immediately preceding article. TES Level-2 data pertain to retrieved species (or temperature) profiles, and errors thereof. Geolocation, quality, and other data (e.g., surface characteristics for nadir observations) are also included. The subsystem processes gridded meteorological information and extracts parameters that can be interpolated to the appropriate latitude, longitude, and pressure level based on the date and time. Radiances are simulated using the aforementioned meteorological information for initial guesses, and spectroscopic-parameter tables are generated. At each step of the retrieval, a nonlinear-least-squares- solving routine is run over multiple iterations, retrieving a subset of atmospheric constituents, and error analysis is performed. Scientific TES Level-2 data products are written in a format known as Hierarchical Data Format Earth Observing System 5 (HDF-EOS 5) for public distribution.
- Document ID: 20110013072.
NASA Tech Briefs, September 2006; 46-47.
- Copyright, Distribution as joint owner in the copyright.
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