SODA Level 3 Products

Description

The monthly means of cloud and aerosols optical depths, based on the SODA_AOD-5km products.

File Naming Convention

SODA_5km_L3_OD-Icare-v<Version>.<Year>-<Month>.Monthly.<Day/Night-Flag>.<Scenes-ID>.hdf

<Version> A 3 digits dot separated version number as X.X.X
<Orbit-Timestamp> The timestamp of the orbit, using the CALIPSO format YYYY-MM-SSTHH-MM-SSZ[DN]
<Year> The year, on 4 digits
<Month> The month, on 2 digits starting from "01"
<Day/Night-Flag> A D, N or A character that tells if the processed orbits are respectively Day only, Night only or All
<Scenes-ID> Type of scenes processed. Sc_All means no scenes filtering

Variables

Name Description Unit Type Fill Misc
Optical_Depth_532_Cloud Averaged Optical Depth retrieved from CALIPSO/CLOUDSAT at 532nm for Thin Cloud Scenes and mixted scenes thin clouds + aerosols None float32
Optical_Depth_532_Aerosol Averaged Optical Depth retrieved from CALIPSO/CLOUDSAT at 532nm for Aerosol Scenes without thin clouds contamination None float32
Optical_Depth_1064_Cloud Averaged Optical Depth retrieved from CALIPSO/CLOUDSAT at 1064nm for Thin Cloud Scenes and mixted scenes thin clouds + aerosols None float32
Optical_Depth_1064_Aerosol Averaged Optical Depth retrieved from CALIPSO/CLOUDSAT at 1064nm for Aerosol Scenes without thin clouds contamination None float32

Examples

Product Download
Monthly means of 5km Cloud and Aerosols Optical Depth for Aug. 2007 - All orbits SODA_5km_L3_OD-Icare-v0.3.4.2007-08.Monthly.A.Sc_All.hdf
Monthly means of 5km Cloud and Aerosols Optical Depth for Aug. 2007 - Night orbits only SODA_5km_L3_OD-Icare-v0.3.4.2007-08.Monthly.N.Sc_All.hdf
Monthly means of 5km Cloud and Aerosols Optical Depth for Aug. 2007 - Day orbits only SODA_5km_L3_OD-Icare-v0.3.4.2007-08.Monthly.D.Sc_All.hdf