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POLDER/PARASOL Earth Radiation Budget, Water Vapor and Cloud Parameters - Level-3

The geophysical parameters shown in table given below are computed from the level-1 product for each superpixel (3x3 pixels).

Version history:

RB3 Version 08.06: Released September 2016
RB3-HDF5 Version 1.00: First release March 2016
RB3-HDF5 Version 1.01: Released September 2016

File description: POLDER3_M3-RGB


Product file format: HDF5

Product datasets

Dataset DataType Dimensions units valid_range scale_factor add_offset _FillValue Missing_Output long_name
Beginning of group : Data_Fields
Ndays uint8 [?,
?]
no unit NONE 1.0 0.0 255 NONE number of days with a least one observation
Nobs uint16 [?,
?]
no unit NONE 1.0 0.0 65535 NONE number of observations
Nobs_clear uint16 [?,
?]
no unit NONE 1.0 0.0 65535 NONE number of clear-sky observations
Nobs_cloud uint16 [?,
?]
no unit NONE 1.0 0.0 65535 NONE number of cloudy observations
Nobs_cloud_Rayleigh_pressure uint16 [?,
?]
no unit NONE 1.0 0.0 65535 NONE number of successful Rayleigh pressure retrieval
Nobs_cloud_optical_thickness uint16 [?,
?]
no unit NONE 1.0 0.0 65535 NONE number of successful cloud optical thickness retrieval
Nobs_cloud_oxygen_pressure uint16 [?,
?]
no unit NONE 1.0 0.0 65535 NONE number of successful oxygen pressure retrieval
Nobs_cloud_phase uint16 [?,
?]
no unit NONE 1.0 0.0 65535 NONE number of successful cloud phase retrieval
Nobs_snow_ice uint16 [?,
?]
no unit NONE 1.0 0.0 65535 NONE number of observations with snow/ice flag
Nobs_water_vapor uint16 [?,
?]
no unit NONE 1.0 0.0 65535 NONE number of successful water vapor retrieval
Nreclassified_to_clear uint8 [?,
?]
no units NONE 1.0 0.0 255 NONE mean number of pixels reclassified from indeterminate to clear_sky in the 3x3 superpixel of each overpass
Nreclassified_to_cloudy uint8 [?,
?]
no units NONE 1.0 0.0 255 NONE mean number of pixels reclassified from indeterminate to cloudy in the 3x3 superpixel of each overpass
albedo_SW uint16 [?,
?]
no unit NONE 0.0001 0.0 65535 NONE mean shortwave broadband albedo
albedo_SW_clear_sky uint16 [?,
?]
no unit NONE 0.0001 0.0 65535 NONE mean clear-sky shortwave broadband albedo
albedo_SW_clear_sky_model uint8 [?,
?]
no unit NONE 0.004 0.0 255 NONE mean modeled clear-sky shortwave broadband albedo (independant of POLDER measurements)
albedo_SW_clear_sky_std_dev_temporal uint8 [?,
?]
no unit NONE 0.002 0.0 255 NONE temporal standard deviation of clear-sky shortwave broadband albedo
albedo_SW_std_dev_temporal uint8 [?,
?]
no unit NONE 0.002 0.0 255 NONE temporal standard deviation of shortwave broadband albedo
albedo_VIS uint16 [?,
?]
no unit NONE 0.0001 0.0 65535 NONE mean visible narrowband albedo
albedo_VIS_clear_sky uint16 [?,
?]
no unit NONE 0.0001 0.0 65535 NONE mean clear-sky visible narrowband albedo
albedo_VIS_clear_sky_model uint8 [?,
?]
no unit NONE 0.004 0.0 255 NONE mean modeled clear-sky narrowband albedo (independant of POLDER measurements)
albedo_VIS_clear_sky_std_dev_temporal uint8 [?,
?]
no unit NONE 0.002 0.0 255 NONE temporal standard deviation of clear-sky visible narrowband albedo
albedo_VIS_std_dev_temporal uint8 [?,
?]
no unit NONE 0.002 0.0 255 NONE temporal standard deviation of visible narrowband albedo
cloud_fraction uint8 [?,
?]
no unit NONE 0.005 0.0 255 NONE mean cloud fraction
cloud_fraction_std_dev_temporal uint8 [?,
?]
no unit NONE 0.005 0.0 255 NONE temporal standard deviation of cloud fraction
cloud_optical_thickness uint16 [?,
?]
no unit NONE 0.01 0.0 65535 NONE mean cloud optical thickness
cloud_optical_thickness_ice uint16 [?,
?]
no unit NONE 0.01 0.0 65535 NONE mean ice cloud optical thickness
cloud_optical_thickness_liquid uint16 [?,
?]
no unit NONE 0.01 0.0 65535 NONE mean liquid cloud optical thickness
cloud_optical_thickness_mixed uint16 [?,
?]
no unit NONE 0.01 0.0 65535 NONE mean mixed-phase cloud optical thickness
cloud_optical_thickness_std_dev_temporal uint8 [?,
?]
no unit NONE 0.4 0.0 255 NONE temporal standard deviation of cloud optical thickness
cloud_oxygen_pressure uint8 [?,
?]
hPa NONE 5.0 0.0 255 NONE mean cloud pressure derived from oxygen channels
cloud_oxygen_pressure_std_dev_temporal uint8 [?,
?]
hPa NONE 5.0 0.0 255 NONE temporal standard deviation of oxygen cloud pressure
cloud_phase_ice_occurence uint8 [?,
?]
percent NONE 0.4 0.0 255 NONE occurence of ice clouds
cloud_phase_liquid_occurence uint8 [?,
?]
percent NONE 0.4 0.0 255 NONE occurence of liquid clouds
cloud_phase_mixed_occurence uint8 [?,
?]
percent NONE 0.4 0.0 255 NONE occurence of mixed-phase clouds
cloud_phase_occurence uint8 [?,
?]
percent NONE 0.4 0.0 255 NONE success of rate phase retrieval
cloud_rayleigh_pressure uint8 [?,
?]
hPa NONE 5.0 0.0 255 NONE mean cloud pressure based on Rayleigh method
cloud_rayleigh_pressure_std_dev_temporal uint8 [?,
?]
hPa NONE 5.0 0.0 255 NONE temporal standard deviation of cloud Rayleigh pressure
cloud_spherical_albedo_VIS uint8 [?,
?]
no unit NONE 0.004 0.0 255 NONE mean cloud spherical visible narrowband albedo
cloud_spherical_albedo_VIS_std_dev_temporal uint8 [?,
?]
no unit NONE 0.004 0.0 255 NONE temporal standard deviation the cloud spherical visible narrowband albedo
mus uint8 [?,
?]
no unit NONE 0.004 0.2 255 NONE mean cosine of the solar zenith angle (defined for the central pixel)
solar_flux_TOA uint16 [?,
?]
W.m-2 NONE 0.1 0.0 65535 NONE mean TOA incoming solar flux
solar_flux_TOA_SW uint16 [?,
?]
W.m-2 NONE 0.1 0.0 65535 NONE mean TOA reflected solar flux
solar_flux_TOA_SW_clear_sky uint16 [?,
?]
W.m-2 NONE 0.1 0.0 65535 NONE mean clear-sky shortwave broadband fluxes
water_vapor_column uint8 [?,
?]
g/cm2 NONE 0.03 0.0 255 NONE mean total column precipitable water vapor (clear-sky pixel only)
water_vapor_column_std_dev_temporal uint8 [?,
?]
g/cm2 NONE 0.03 0.0 255 NONE temporal standard deviation of precipitable water vapor
End of group : Data_Fields
Beginning of group : Geolocation_Fields
Latitude float64 [?,
?]
degrees NONE 1.0 0.0 -99999.0 NONE pixel center latitude
Longitude float64 [?,
?]
degrees NONE 1.0 0.0 -99999.0 NONE pixel center longitude
column_number uint16 [?,
?]
no units NONE 1.0 0.0 65535 NONE column number of the pixel in the POLDER grid [1-2160]
land_sea_flag uint8 [?,
?]
percent NONE 1.0 0.0 255 NONE land sea flag (0:sea, 100:land, 50:mixed)
row_number uint16 [?,
?]
no units NONE 1.0 0.0 65535 NONE row number of the pixel in the POLDER grid [1-1080]
surface_altitude int16 [?,
?]
meters NONE 1.0 0.0 32767 NONE pixel center surface altitude
End of group : Geolocation_Fields



Product global attributes

Global attribute DataType Dimensions Value
Product_Description: Data Format and User Manual string 1 http://www.icare.univ-lille1.fr/projects_data/parasol/docs/POLDER-Parasol_Level-3_format.pdf
File_Name string 1 POLDER3_M3-RGB-100115M_2010-01_V1-01.h5
Geographic_Projection string 1 sinusoidal equal area projection (Sanson-Flamsted)
HDF_Version string 1 1.8.13
Nadir_Pixel_Size float64 1 18.5400009155
ICARE_ID string 1 2010-01-01T00:00:00
Product_Name string 1 RGB-100115M
Software_Version string 1 1.0.4
Product_Version string 1 V1-01
Production_Center string 1 ICARE
Production_Date string 1 2016/09/26 17:54:45
Sensors string 1 POLDER3
Input_Files string 1 P3L3TRGB100115ML; P3L3TRGB100115MD
North_Bounding_Latitude float64 1 60.9166679382
South_Bounding_Latitude float64 1 -88.0833358765
West_Bounding_Longitude float64 1 -179.916671753
East_Bounding_Longitude float64 1 179.916671753
Reference_date_of_the_earliest_Level-2_product_potentially_used_for_the synthesis string 1 20100101000000
Satellite_identificator string 1 MYRIADE2
Pixel_size_of_the_reference_grid(km) string 1 018.540
Software_version_number string 1 080620
Level-3_processing_software_version string 1 080620
Identificator_of_each_level-2_product_used_as_input_of_level-3_processing string 1 116192M 116193M 116195M 116197M 116198M 116199M 116200M 116201M 116202M 116203M 116204M 116205M 116206M 116207M 116208M 116209M 116210M 116211M 116212M 116213M 116214M 116215M 116216M 116217M 116218M 116219M 116220M 116221M 116222M 116223M 116224M 116225M 116226M 116227M 116228M 116229M 116230M 116231M 116232M 116233M 117001M 117002M 117003M 117004M 117005M 117006M 117007M 117008M 117009M 117010M 117011M 117012M 117013M 117014M 117015M 117016M 117017M 117018M 117019M 117020M 117021M 117022M 117023M 117024M 117025M 117026M 117027M 117028M 117029M 117030M 117031M 117032M 117033M 117034M 117035M 117036M 117037M 117038M 117039M 117040M 117041M 117042M 117043M 117044M 117045M 117046M 117047M 117048M 117049M 117050M 117051M 117052M 117053M 117054M 117055M 117056M 117057M 117058M 117059M 117060M 117061M 117062M 117063M 117064M 117065M 117066M 117067M 117068M 117069M 117070M 117071M 117072M 117073M 117074M 117075M 117076M 117077M 117078M 117079M 117080M 117081M 117082M 117083M 117084M 117085M 117086M 117087M 117088M 117089M 117090M 117091M 117092M 117093M 117094M 117095M 117096M 117097M 117098M 117099M 117100M 117101M 117102M 117103M 117104M 117105M 117106M 117107M 117108M 117109M 117110M 117111M 117112M 117113M 117114M 117115M 117116M 117117M 117118M 117119M 117120M 117121M 117122M 117123M 117124M 117125M 117126M 117127M 117128M 117129M 117130M 117131M 117132M 117133M 117134M 117135M 117136M 117137M 117138M 117139M 117140M 117141M 117142M 117143M 117144M 117145M 117146M 117147M 117148M 117149M 117150M 117151M 117152M 117153M 117154M 117155M 117156M 117157M 117158M 117159M 117160M 117161M 117162M 117163M 117164M 117165M 117166M 117167M 117168M 117169M 117170M 117171M 117172M 117173M 117174M 117175M 117176M 117177M 117178M 117179M 117180M 117181M 117182M 117183M 117184M 117185M 117186M 117187M 117188M 117189M 117190M 117191M 117192M 117193M 117194M 117195M 117196M 117197M 117198M 117199M 117200M 117201M 117202M 117203M 117204M 117205M 117206M 117207M 117208M 117209M 117210M 117211M 117212M 117213M 117214M 117215M 117216M 117217M 117218M 117219M 117220M 117221M 117226M 117227M 117228M 117229M 117230M 117231M 117232M 117233M 118001M 118002M 118003M 118004M 118005M 118006M 118007M 118008M 118009M 118010M 118011M 118012M 118013M 118014M 118015M 118016M 118017M 118018M 118019M 118020M 118021M 118022M 118023M 118024M 118025M 118026M 118027M 118028M 118029M 118030M 118031M 118032M 118033M 118034M 118035M 118036M 118037M 118038M 118039M 118040M 118041M 118042M 118043M 118044M 118045M 118046M 118047M 118048M 118049M 118050M 118051M 118052M 118053M 118054M 118055M 118056M 118057M 118058M 118059M 118060M 118061M 118062M 118063M 118064M 118065M 118066M 118067M 118068M 118069M 118070M 118071M 118072M 118073M 118074M 118075M 118076M 118077M 118078M 118079M 118080M 118081M 118082M 118083M 118084M 118085M 118086M 118087M 118088M 118089M 118090M 118091M 118092M 118093M 118094M 118095M 118096M 118097M 118098M 118099M 118100M 118101M 118102M 118103M 118104M 118105M 118106M 118107M 118108M 118109M 118110M 118111M 118112M 118113M 118114M 118115M 118116M 118117M 118118M 118119M 118120M 118121M 118122M 118123M 118124M 118125M 118126M 118127M 118128M 118129M 118130M 118131M 118132M 118133M 118134M 118135M 118136M 118137M 118138M 118139M 118140M 118141M 118142M 118143M 118144M 118145M 118146M 118147M 118148M 118149M 118150M 118151M 118152M 118153M 118154M 118155M 118156M 118157M 118158M 118159M 118160M 118161M 118162M 118163M 118164M 118165M 118166M 118167M 118168M 118169M 118170M 118171M 118172M 118173M 118174M 118175M
Reference_date_of_the_latest_Level-2_product_potentially_used_for_the synthesis string 1 20100131235900

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