8 December 2006 Version 5 product improvements from the atmospheric infrared sounder (AIRS)
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The AIRS instrument was launched in May 2002 into a polar sun-synchronous orbit onboard the EOS Aqua Spacecraft. Since then we have released three versions of the AIRS data product to the scientific community. AIRS, in conjunction with the Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit (AMSU), produces temperature profiles with 1K/km accuracy on a global scale, as well as water vapor profiles and trace gas amounts. The first version of software, Version 2.0 was available to scientists shortly after launch with Version 3.0 released to the public in June 2003. Like all AIRS product releases, all products are accessible to the public in order to have the best user feedback on issues that appear in the data. Fortunately the products have had exceptional accuracy and stability. This paper presents the improvement between AIRS Version 4.0 and Version 5.0 products and shows examples of the new products available in Version 5.0.
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Thomas S. Pagano, Thomas S. Pagano, Hartmut H. Aumann, Hartmut H. Aumann, Moustafa T. Chahine, Moustafa T. Chahine, Evan Manning, Evan Manning, Steve Friedman, Steve Friedman, Steven E. Broberg, Steven E. Broberg, Stephen J. Licata, Stephen J. Licata, Denis A. Elliott, Denis A. Elliott, Fredrick W. Irion, Fredrick W. Irion, Brian H. Kahn, Brian H. Kahn, Evan Fishbein, Evan Fishbein, Edward Olsen, Edward Olsen, Stephanie Granger, Stephanie Granger, Joel Susskind, Joel Susskind, Fricky Keita, Fricky Keita, John Blaisdell, John Blaisdell, Larrabee Strow, Larrabee Strow, Sergio DeSouza-Machado, Sergio DeSouza-Machado, Chris Barnet, Chris Barnet, "Version 5 product improvements from the atmospheric infrared sounder (AIRS)", Proc. SPIE 6408, Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Clouds, 640808 (8 December 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.696561; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.696561

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