MIPAS Level 2 dataset processed with ML2PP V6.0 is available at D-PAC
07 June 2012
The Level 2 re-processing of the full MIPAS mission (from 2002/07/01 up to 2012/04/08, including the Full Resolution and the Optimized Resolution mission phases) has been completed with the ESA processor ML2PP version 6.0. The data set is now being released to the user community and available on-line at the D-PAC.
A new account for the ML2PP version 6.0 has been set up, following the same data archive structure as for the previous MIPAS Level 2 data, organized per year/month/day. The previous data set (MIPAS IPF 5.06) will currently remain available at the D-PAC with the existing account.
Access to MIPAS ML2PP version 6.0 products can be provided through Fast Registration.
ML2PP processor upgrades
The following upgrades are implemented in the processor ML2PP V6.0:
The new dataset is identified by the following flags:
– Processing Stage = U
Note: different to previous reprocessing campaigns, ECMWF a-priori information has not been used. The retrieval initial guess is based on a weighted mean between the climatological profiles and the previous retrieved profile.
Products format and tool
The MIPAS ML2PP version 6.0 data set applies a product format change with respect to the previous version IPF 5.06. The Product Specification document has been updated accordingly and the BEAT Software has been aligned to the new product specification.
More detailed information on all changes implemented for the reprocessing campaign with ML2PP version 6.0 is available online:
Please contact the ESA EO Helpdesk for any further information.