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QUALITY SUMMARY: GERB L2 ARG: 3 scan average Edition 1 product

Russell, JE (2011) QUALITY SUMMARY: GERB L2 ARG: 3 scan average Edition 1 product. Technical Report. UNSPECIFIED.

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This document must be read prior to using GERB data, and all users should determine if their use of the data is appropriate after consideration of the information contained here. This document is designed to inform users of the accuracy of the GERB Edition 1 level 2 ARG data products as determined by the GERB team and summarises the important validation results. The document also provides cautions on the appropriate use of the data and provides references to further, more detailed information. The document relates to the METEOSAT 8 and METEOSAT 9 GERB datasets. The Edition 1 record from these two instruments is processed with the same algorithms but the independence of the two instrumental records is maintained and any offsets between the calibration of the two instruments are not rectified. Separate validation results are therefore included as well as an inter-comparison. The operational data record from the GERB instrument on METEOSAT 8 (GERB-2) covers the period March 2004 to May 2007. From May 2007 the GERB instrument on METEOSAT 9 (GERB-1) is the operational instrument. This document is intended as a high-level summary for scientific users of the product. It will be updated as necessary to reflect the current knowledge of the quality of the data products. Users should re-check this document for the latest status before publication of any scientific paper using these data. More detailed information and validation results will be made available in supplementary documentation as appropriate. Users are also referred to the product user guide for additional information concerning the product contents. Users are asked to pay particularly careful attention to section 1 of this document which contains ‘Specific Cautions’ regarding the use of the GERB level 2 ARG data.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Subjects: Data and Information
Atmospheric Sciences
Depositing User: Sam pepler
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2011 14:57
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2017 11:03
URI: http://cedadocs.ceda.ac.uk/id/eprint/820

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