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L2 AERDT (Aerosol Dark Target) DOI Reference

Data Object Identifier System

Dataset Short Name:
AERDT_L2_VIIRS_SNPP  (VIIRS Instrument / SNPP Platform)

Dataset Long Name:
Continuity VIIRS/SNPP Level-2 (L2) Aerosol Dark Target Product

Other Information:
Swath, 6km resolution
Six minute time-period granules
Format: NetCDF4 files


VIIRS  (Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite)

Product Description:
The Level-2 Continuity Atmospheric Aerosol Dark Target Product (AERDT_L2) provides full global coverage of aerosol properties from the Dark Target (DT) algorithm. The DT algorithm covers the "dark surfaces" of the Earth. Results are provided on a 6 x 6 km pixel scale (6 km at nadir). Each product file covers a six-minute time interval. Product files are stored in NetCDF4 format.

Production Frequency:
VIIRS: 240 files per day

Spatial Coverage:
Global, in 6 minute granules

Spatial Resolution:
6 x 6 km at nadir

File Size:
100 MB

Related Links:
(Atmosphere Imager Continuity Aerosol Dark Target Product)

Data Authors:
Aerosol Dark Target:  Rob Levy, Shana Mattoo, Virginia Sawyer

Dataset Originator/Creator:
Atmosphere Science Team / Aerosol Dark Target Team
Science Investigator-led Processing Systems (SIPS)


When using Version 1.0 Data:   (File Version 001) 
(To determine the Collection version of the data you used or are using, look at the NetCDF4 filename. If there is a ".001." field in the NetCDF4 filename, then it's Version 1.0 data.)

Dataset DOI:   (Data Object Identifier) (VIIRS)


Citation:   (We kindly request that you cite the use of any Version 1.0 Continuity Atmosphere Aerosol Deep Blue data in a publication using the following wording.)

Levy, R., S. Matoo, V. Sawyer, 2019. Continuity Atmosphere L2 VIIRS Aerosol Dark Target (AERDT_L2_VIIRS_SNPP), SIPS Processing System, University of Wisconsin, [doi:10.5067/VIIRS/AERDT_L2_VIIRS_SNPP.001; doi:10.5067/VIIRS/AERDT_L2_VIIRS_SNPP.001]