Dataset Information

title: Cloud Absorption Radiometer (CAR) Level-1C NetCDF data
experiment_name: SCAR-B
flight_number: 1689
aircraft: Convair C-131A
primary_navigation_system: GPS Trimble TNL-3000
start_date: 1995-08-18:17:06:59.0
end_date: 1995-08-18:19:47:51.0
lat_min: -15.3035002
lat_max: -12.2936001
lon_min: -48.7103996
lon_max: -47.9686012
flight_summary: https://car.gsfc.nasa.gov/flights/data-scar-b-1995-flight-1689
Instrument_PI: Charles K. Gatebe
Email: Charles.K.Gatebe@nasa.gov
Website: https://car.gsfc.nasa.gov
Reference: Gatebe CK, King MD. Airborne spectral BRDF of various surface types (ocean, vegetation, snow, desert, wetlands, cloud decks, smoke layers) for remote sensing applications. Remote Sensing of Environment. 2016;179:131 - 148.
change_log: R2: Data and Global Attributes updates
Identifier_Product_DOI_Authority: http://dx.doi.org/
DOI: 10.5067/CAR/DATA111
production_date: 2017-12-01T15:11:36.0Z
ShortName: CAR_SCARB_L1C
LongName: CAR SCAR-B Level 1C Smoke, Clouds, and Radiation-Brazil
VersionID: 1
GranuleID: Scarb-car_c131_19950818_R2_1689_Level1C_20171201.nc
Format: NetCDF4
ProcessingLevel: 1C
Conventions: CF-1.7
Unlimited_Dimension: Scans


Variables in this Dataset

Date: Grid
long_name: Data Acquisition Date in the format of YYYYMMDDhhmmss.s UTC
Date: Array of Strings [Scans = 0..15931]
long_name: Data Acquisition Date in the format of YYYYMMDDhhmmss.s UTC
Scans: Array of 32 bit Reals [Scans = 0..15931]
long_name: Scan line count from data start
_FillValue: -9999.00000
CoordinatedUniversalTime: Grid
long_name: UTC time in the format of HHMMSS.s
_FillValue: -9999.00000
time_format: HHMMSS.10thSecond
CoordinatedUniversalTime: Array of 32 bit Reals [Scans = 0..15931]
long_name: UTC time in the format of HHMMSS.s
_FillValue: -9999.00000
time_format: HHMMSS.10thSecond
Scans: Array of 32 bit Reals [Scans = 0..15931]
long_name: Scan line count from data start
_FillValue: -9999.00000
Scan_Start_Angle: Grid
long_name: Scan start angle relative to the local sky-earth normal
_FillValue: -9999.00000
units: degrees
scan start angle:-90.0: upward-looking imaging mode
scan start angle:0.0: Starboard
scan start angle:90.0: downward-looking imaging mode
Scan_Start_Angle: Array of 32 bit Reals [Scans = 0..15931]
long_name: Scan start angle relative to the local sky-earth normal
_FillValue: -9999.00000
units: degrees
scan start angle:-90.0: upward-looking imaging mode
scan start angle:0.0: Starboard
scan start angle:90.0: downward-looking imaging mode
Scans: Array of 32 bit Reals [Scans = 0..15931]
long_name: Scan line count from data start
_FillValue: -9999.00000
Time: Grid
long_name: seconds since 1995-08-18 00:00:00.0 UTC
units: seconds since 1995-08-18 00:00:00.0 UTC
Time: Array of 64 bit Reals [Scans = 0..15931]
long_name: seconds since 1995-08-18 00:00:00.0 UTC
units: seconds since 1995-08-18 00:00:00.0 UTC
Scans: Array of 32 bit Reals [Scans = 0..15931]
long_name: Scan line count from data start
_FillValue: -9999.00000
AircraftAltitude: Grid
long_name: GPS height in Meters above the mean sea level
units: m
_FillValue: -9999.00000
AircraftAltitude: Array of 32 bit Reals [Scans = 0..15931]
long_name: GPS height in Meters above the mean sea level
units: m
_FillValue: -9999.00000
Scans: Array of 32 bit Reals [Scans = 0..15931]
long_name: Scan line count from data start
_FillValue: -9999.00000
AircraftLatitude: Grid
long_name: Aircraft Latitude Degrees
units: degrees_north
valid_range: -90.0000000, 90.0000000
_FillValue: -9999.00000
AircraftLatitude: Array of 32 bit Reals [Scans = 0..15931]
long_name: Aircraft Latitude Degrees
units: degrees_north
valid_range: -90.0000000, 90.0000000
_FillValue: -9999.00000
Scans: Array of 32 bit Reals [Scans = 0..15931]
long_name: Scan line count from data start
_FillValue: -9999.00000
AircraftLongitude: Grid
long_name: Aircraft Longitude Degrees
units: degrees_east
valid_range: -180.000000, 180.000000
_FillValue: -9999.00000
AircraftLongitude: Array of 32 bit Reals [Scans = 0..15931]
long_name: Aircraft Longitude Degrees
units: degrees_east
valid_range: -180.000000, 180.000000
_FillValue: -9999.00000
Scans: Array of 32 bit Reals [Scans = 0..15931]
long_name: Scan line count from data start
_FillValue: -9999.00000
AircraftHeading: Grid
long_name: Aircraft Heading Degrees relative to the local geodetic north
units: degrees
valid_range: 0.00000000, 360.000000
_FillValue: -9999.00000
AircraftHeading: Array of 32 bit Reals [Scans = 0..15931]
long_name: Aircraft Heading Degrees relative to the local geodetic north
units: degrees
valid_range: 0.00000000, 360.000000
_FillValue: -9999.00000
Scans: Array of 32 bit Reals [Scans = 0..15931]
long_name: Scan line count from data start
_FillValue: -9999.00000
AircraftPitch: Grid
long_name: Aircraft Pitch Degrees relative to the local sky-earth normal
units: degrees
valid_range: -90.0000000, 90.0000000
_FillValue: -9999.00000
Positive: nose_up
Negative: nose_down
AircraftPitch: Array of 32 bit Reals [Scans = 0..15931]
long_name: Aircraft Pitch Degrees relative to the local sky-earth normal
units: degrees
valid_range: -90.0000000, 90.0000000
_FillValue: -9999.00000
Positive: nose_up
Negative: nose_down
Scans: Array of 32 bit Reals [Scans = 0..15931]
long_name: Scan line count from data start
_FillValue: -9999.00000
Scans: Array of 32 bit Reals [Scans = 0..15931]
long_name: Scan line count from data start
_FillValue: -9999.00000
CAR_Viewing_Angles: Array of 32 bit Reals [CAR_Viewing_Angles = 0..360]
long_name: CAR viewing angles
units: degrees
_FillValue: -9999.00000
radiance_471nm: Grid
long_name: 471 nm radiance
units: W m-2 sr-1
_FillValue: -9999.00000
radiance_471nm: Array of 32 bit Reals [Scans = 0..15931][CAR_Viewing_Angles = 0..360]
long_name: 471 nm radiance
units: W m-2 sr-1
_FillValue: -9999.00000
Scans: Array of 32 bit Reals [Scans = 0..15931]
long_name: Scan line count from data start
_FillValue: -9999.00000
CAR_Viewing_Angles: Array of 32 bit Reals [CAR_Viewing_Angles = 0..360]
long_name: CAR viewing angles
units: degrees
_FillValue: -9999.00000
radiance_675nm: Grid
long_name: 675 nm radiance
units: W m-2 sr-1
_FillValue: -9999.00000
radiance_675nm: Array of 32 bit Reals [Scans = 0..15931][CAR_Viewing_Angles = 0..360]
long_name: 675 nm radiance
units: W m-2 sr-1
_FillValue: -9999.00000
Scans: Array of 32 bit Reals [Scans = 0..15931]
long_name: Scan line count from data start
_FillValue: -9999.00000
CAR_Viewing_Angles: Array of 32 bit Reals [CAR_Viewing_Angles = 0..360]
long_name: CAR viewing angles
units: degrees
_FillValue: -9999.00000
radiance_300nm: Grid
long_name: 300 nm radiance
units: W m-2 sr-1
_FillValue: -9999.00000
radiance_300nm: Array of 32 bit Reals [Scans = 0..15931][CAR_Viewing_Angles = 0..360]
long_name: 300 nm radiance
units: W m-2 sr-1
_FillValue: -9999.00000
Scans: Array of 32 bit Reals [Scans = 0..15931]
long_name: Scan line count from data start
_FillValue: -9999.00000
CAR_Viewing_Angles: Array of 32 bit Reals [CAR_Viewing_Angles = 0..360]
long_name: CAR viewing angles
units: degrees
_FillValue: -9999.00000
radiance_868nm: Grid
long_name: 868 nm radiance
units: W m-2 sr-1
_FillValue: -9999.00000
radiance_868nm: Array of 32 bit Reals [Scans = 0..15931][CAR_Viewing_Angles = 0..360]
long_name: 868 nm radiance
units: W m-2 sr-1
_FillValue: -9999.00000
Scans: Array of 32 bit Reals [Scans = 0..15931]
long_name: Scan line count from data start
_FillValue: -9999.00000
CAR_Viewing_Angles: Array of 32 bit Reals [CAR_Viewing_Angles = 0..360]
long_name: CAR viewing angles
units: degrees
_FillValue: -9999.00000
radiance_1037nm: Grid
long_name: 1037 nm radiance
units: W m-2 sr-1
_FillValue: -9999.00000
radiance_1037nm: Array of 32 bit Reals [Scans = 0..15931][CAR_Viewing_Angles = 0..360]
long_name: 1037 nm radiance
units: W m-2 sr-1
_FillValue: -9999.00000
Scans: Array of 32 bit Reals [Scans = 0..15931]
long_name: Scan line count from data start
_FillValue: -9999.00000
CAR_Viewing_Angles: Array of 32 bit Reals [CAR_Viewing_Angles = 0..360]
long_name: CAR viewing angles
units: degrees
_FillValue: -9999.00000
radiance_1271nm: Grid
long_name: 1271 nm radiance
units: W m-2 sr-1
_FillValue: -9999.00000
radiance_1271nm: Array of 32 bit Reals [Scans = 0..15931][CAR_Viewing_Angles = 0..360]
long_name: 1271 nm radiance
units: W m-2 sr-1
_FillValue: -9999.00000
Scans: Array of 32 bit Reals [Scans = 0..15931]
long_name: Scan line count from data start
_FillValue: -9999.00000
CAR_Viewing_Angles: Array of 32 bit Reals [CAR_Viewing_Angles = 0..360]
long_name: CAR viewing angles
units: degrees
_FillValue: -9999.00000
radiance_1219nm: Grid
long_name: 1219 nm radiance
units: W m-2 sr-1
_FillValue: -9999.00000
radiance_1219nm: Array of 32 bit Reals [Scans = 0..15931][CAR_Viewing_Angles = 0..360]
long_name: 1219 nm radiance
units: W m-2 sr-1
_FillValue: -9999.00000
Scans: Array of 32 bit Reals [Scans = 0..15931]
long_name: Scan line count from data start
_FillValue: -9999.00000
CAR_Viewing_Angles: Array of 32 bit Reals [CAR_Viewing_Angles = 0..360]
long_name: CAR viewing angles
units: degrees
_FillValue: -9999.00000
radiance_1551nm: Grid
long_name: 1551 nm radiance
units: W m-2 sr-1
_FillValue: -9999.00000
radiance_1551nm: Array of 32 bit Reals [Scans = 0..15931][CAR_Viewing_Angles = 0..360]
long_name: 1551 nm radiance
units: W m-2 sr-1
_FillValue: -9999.00000
Scans: Array of 32 bit Reals [Scans = 0..15931]
long_name: Scan line count from data start
_FillValue: -9999.00000
CAR_Viewing_Angles: Array of 32 bit Reals [CAR_Viewing_Angles = 0..360]
long_name: CAR viewing angles
units: degrees
_FillValue: -9999.00000
radiance_1643nm: Grid
long_name: 1643 nm radiance
units: W m-2 sr-1
_FillValue: -9999.00000
radiance_1643nm: Array of 32 bit Reals [Scans = 0..15931][CAR_Viewing_Angles = 0..360]
long_name: 1643 nm radiance
units: W m-2 sr-1
_FillValue: -9999.00000
Scans: Array of 32 bit Reals [Scans = 0..15931]
long_name: Scan line count from data start
_FillValue: -9999.00000
CAR_Viewing_Angles: Array of 32 bit Reals [CAR_Viewing_Angles = 0..360]
long_name: CAR viewing angles
units: degrees
_FillValue: -9999.00000
radiance_1725nm: Grid
long_name: 1725 nm radiance
units: W m-2 sr-1
_FillValue: -9999.00000
radiance_1725nm: Array of 32 bit Reals [Scans = 0..15931][CAR_Viewing_Angles = 0..360]
long_name: 1725 nm radiance
units: W m-2 sr-1
_FillValue: -9999.00000
Scans: Array of 32 bit Reals [Scans = 0..15931]
long_name: Scan line count from data start
_FillValue: -9999.00000
CAR_Viewing_Angles: Array of 32 bit Reals [CAR_Viewing_Angles = 0..360]
long_name: CAR viewing angles
units: degrees
_FillValue: -9999.00000
radiance_2099nm: Grid
long_name: 2099 nm radiance
units: W m-2 sr-1
_FillValue: -9999.00000
radiance_2099nm: Array of 32 bit Reals [Scans = 0..15931][CAR_Viewing_Angles = 0..360]
long_name: 2099 nm radiance
units: W m-2 sr-1
_FillValue: -9999.00000
Scans: Array of 32 bit Reals [Scans = 0..15931]
long_name: Scan line count from data start
_FillValue: -9999.00000
CAR_Viewing_Angles: Array of 32 bit Reals [CAR_Viewing_Angles = 0..360]
long_name: CAR viewing angles
units: degrees
_FillValue: -9999.00000
radiance_2207nm: Grid
long_name: 2207 nm radiance
units: W m-2 sr-1
_FillValue: -9999.00000
radiance_2207nm: Array of 32 bit Reals [Scans = 0..15931][CAR_Viewing_Angles = 0..360]
long_name: 2207 nm radiance
units: W m-2 sr-1
_FillValue: -9999.00000
Scans: Array of 32 bit Reals [Scans = 0..15931]
long_name: Scan line count from data start
_FillValue: -9999.00000
CAR_Viewing_Angles: Array of 32 bit Reals [CAR_Viewing_Angles = 0..360]
long_name: CAR viewing angles
units: degrees
_FillValue: -9999.00000
radiance_2302nm: Grid
long_name: 2302 nm radiance
units: W m-2 sr-1
_FillValue: -9999.00000
radiance_2302nm: Array of 32 bit Reals [Scans = 0..15931][CAR_Viewing_Angles = 0..360]
long_name: 2302 nm radiance
units: W m-2 sr-1
_FillValue: -9999.00000
Scans: Array of 32 bit Reals [Scans = 0..15931]
long_name: Scan line count from data start
_FillValue: -9999.00000
CAR_Viewing_Angles: Array of 32 bit Reals [CAR_Viewing_Angles = 0..360]
long_name: CAR viewing angles
units: degrees
_FillValue: -9999.00000
ViewingAzimuthAngle: Grid
long_name: CAR pixel viewing azimuth angle relative to the local geodetic north
units: degrees
_FillValue: -9999.00000
valid_range: 0.00000000, 360.000000
ViewingAzimuthAngle: Array of 32 bit Reals [Scans = 0..15931][CAR_Viewing_Angles = 0..360]
long_name: CAR pixel viewing azimuth angle relative to the local geodetic north
units: degrees
_FillValue: -9999.00000
valid_range: 0.00000000, 360.000000
Scans: Array of 32 bit Reals [Scans = 0..15931]
long_name: Scan line count from data start
_FillValue: -9999.00000
CAR_Viewing_Angles: Array of 32 bit Reals [CAR_Viewing_Angles = 0..360]
long_name: CAR viewing angles
units: degrees
_FillValue: -9999.00000
ViewingZenithAngle: Grid
long_name: CAR pixel viewing zenith angle relative to the local sky-earth normal
units: degrees
_FillValue: -9999.00000
valid_range: 0.00000000, 180.000000
ViewingZenithAngle: Array of 32 bit Reals [Scans = 0..15931][CAR_Viewing_Angles = 0..360]
long_name: CAR pixel viewing zenith angle relative to the local sky-earth normal
units: degrees
_FillValue: -9999.00000
valid_range: 0.00000000, 180.000000
Scans: Array of 32 bit Reals [Scans = 0..15931]
long_name: Scan line count from data start
_FillValue: -9999.00000
CAR_Viewing_Angles: Array of 32 bit Reals [CAR_Viewing_Angles = 0..360]
long_name: CAR viewing angles
units: degrees
_FillValue: -9999.00000
SolarZenithAngle: Grid
long_name: Solar Zenith Angle relative to the local sky-earth normal
units: degrees
_FillValue: -9999.00000
valid_range: 0.00000000, 180.000000
SolarZenithAngle: Array of 32 bit Reals [Scans = 0..15931]
long_name: Solar Zenith Angle relative to the local sky-earth normal
units: degrees
_FillValue: -9999.00000
valid_range: 0.00000000, 180.000000
Scans: Array of 32 bit Reals [Scans = 0..15931]
long_name: Scan line count from data start
_FillValue: -9999.00000
SolarAzimuthAngle: Grid
long_name: Solar Azimuth Angle relative to the local geodetic north
units: degrees
_FillValue: -9999.00000
valid_range: 0.00000000, 360.000000
SolarAzimuthAngle: Array of 32 bit Reals [Scans = 0..15931]
long_name: Solar Azimuth Angle relative to the local geodetic north
units: degrees
_FillValue: -9999.00000
valid_range: 0.00000000, 360.000000
Scans: Array of 32 bit Reals [Scans = 0..15931]
long_name: Scan line count from data start
_FillValue: -9999.00000
CentralWavelength: Array of 32 bit Reals [CentralWavelength = 0..12]
long_name: CAR Central Wavelength
unit: nm
_FillValue: -9999.00000
SolarIrradiance: Grid
long_name: Solar Spectral Irradiance
unit: W m-2
_FillValue: -9999.00000
SolarIrradiance: Array of 32 bit Reals [CentralWavelength = 0..12]
long_name: Solar Spectral Irradiance
unit: W m-2
_FillValue: -9999.00000
CentralWavelength: Array of 32 bit Reals [CentralWavelength = 0..12]
long_name: CAR Central Wavelength
unit: nm
_FillValue: -9999.00000