Temperature, Pressure and Atmospheric Constituents Profiles (MIP_NL__2P)
Level 2 data are vertical profiles of the geo-physical quantities retrieved from the calibrated MIPAS spectra: pressure, Temperature, H2O, O3, HNO3, N2O, CH4 and NO2.
Performance and Quality
The monitoring of the MIPAS Level 2 products is performed though a number of activities summarized in different reports and maps generation.
Daily Maps (NRT production)
These are MIPAS Daily Maps of mean distribution. The filtering criteria applied is: non convergent profiles or retrievals with chi-2 exceeding a predefined limit are removed from the maps. The filtering criteria are explained in the Readme file for version 5. Statistics on filtered profiles for each target parameter are also provided (in table format). The retrieved geo-pysical products are interpolated at different Teta levels.The data is then interpolated to a fixed Lat/Lon grid using a weighted distance average. Note that Upper and Middle Atmosphere measurements are only retrieved up to 70km.
Examples of daily maps (Zonal mean, Daily mean, Arctic and Antarctic distributions)
The main objective of the MIPAS Daily Reports is to provide a daily monitoring of the mission and of the different data processing chains. The daily reports allow a quick detection of any anomaly in the instrument performance or data processing. The monitoring and reporting is made using the QUADAS tool which ingests the received products into long term databases and generates the html reports. The QUADAS quality monitoring for MIPAS is implemented for all the level of production and includes content and consistency checks.
The main objective of the MIPAS Monthly Reports was to give, on a regular basis, the status of MIPAS instrument performance, data acquisition, results of anomaly investigations, calibration activities and validation campaigns. The MIPAS Monthly Report is composed of analysis results obtained by the Instrument Data quality Evaluation and Analysis (IDEAS) team, combined with inputs received from the different groups working on MIPAS operation, calibration, product validation and data quality. The following groups participate in the MIPAS Quality Working Group: ESRIN-IDEAS, ESOC, ESTEC, ABB BOMEM, Oxford University, IFAC-CNR, EADS-Astrium GmbH, Leicester University, LPMi, IMK, University of Bologna, ISAC, IAA, DLR, ECMWF. In addition, the group interfaces with the Atmospheric Chemistry Validation Team.
Level 2 Daily Reports (Repro)
Level 2 Daily Reports (NRT)
Level 2 Daily Reports (OFL)
Level 2 Daily Reports (ORM)
Level 2 Daily Reports (ORM V2)
Daily Maps Reports
Monthly Maps Reports