Definition of Dataset and Product Baseline
LATEST_BASELINES FOLDER: the users will find all the interoperable products generated in a consistent way with the application of all significant data quality improvements, but not necessarily covering the entire mission.
ENTIRE_MISSION_DATA FOLDER: the users will find the full data coverage of the entire mission, regardless of any consideration of interoperability among the same product type. In other words the data might have been produced with strategies or knowledge that does not make the products necessarily interoperable for certain type of science. This information can be still be captured by looking at the Product Baseline number.
N.B. This strategy ensures that users do not mix old data with new products that have been improved in quality by significant upgrades. It might occur that not all of the old data is immediately regenerated or reprocessed into the ‘Latest_baselines' Folder. Therefore if the user does not find the improved product in the ‘Latest_baselines' Folder but s/he is nonetheless interested in accessing the data without the significant data quality improvements, s/he can find them in the ‘Entire_mission_data' Folder.
The Product Baseline is increased when upgrades lead to significant improvements in the data quality of the related products. This subsequently leads to a reprocessing of the affected product types. Products with an older File Counter but same Product Baseline are erased.