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SST record 50 km cell MDS
BT/TOA Sea record 17 km cell MDS
ATS_TOA_1P_MDSR_conf
ATS_TOA_1P_MDSR_cl
ATS_TOA_1P_ADSR_pix
ATS_SST_AX_GADSR
Vegetation fraction for Land Surface Temperature Retrieval GADS
Topographic Variance data for Land Surface Temperature Retrieval GADS
Land Surface Temperature retrieval coefficients GADS
General Parameters for Land Surface Temperature Retrieval GADS
Climatology Variance Data for Land Surface Temperature Retrieval GADS
Level 0 SPH
Level 0 MDSR
Auxilliary Data SPH with N = 1
1.6 micron nadir view MDS
Summary Quality ADS
Scan pixel x and y ADS
Grid pixel latitude and longtitude topographic corrections ADS
Across-track Band Mapping Look-up Table
Configuration Data GADS
Processor configuration GADS
LST record 50 km cell MDS
Distributed product MDS
Level 2 SPH
SPH
10-arcminute mds
Limits GADS
Validation Parameters GADS
BT/TOA Land record 17 km cell MDS
General Parameters GADS
Temperature to Radiance LUT GADS
Radiance to Brightness Temperature LUT GADS
Medium/High Level Test LUT GADS
Infrared Histogram Test LUT GADS
11 Micron Spatial Coherence Test LUT GADS
11/3.7 Micron Nadir/Forward Test LUT GADS
11/12 Micron Nadir/Forward Test LUT GADS
Characterisation GADS
Browse Day_Time Colour LUT GADS
Browse SPH
Grid pixel latitude and longtitude topographic correction ADS
Level 2 SPH
Auxilliary Products
ATS_VC1_AX: Visible Calibration data
ATS_SST_AX: SST Retrieval Coeficients data
ATS_PC1_AX: Level-1B Processing configuration data
ATS_INS_AX: AATSR Instrument data
ATS_GC1_AX: General Calibration data
ATS_CH1_AX: Level-1B Characterization data
ATS_BRW_AX: Browse Product LUT data
Level 0 Products
ATS_NL__0P: AATSR Level 0 product
Browse Products
ATS_AST_BP: AATSR browse image
Level 1 Products
ATS_TOA_1P: AATSR Gridded brightness temperature and reflectance
Level 2 Products
ATS_NR__2P: AATSR geophysical product (full resolution)
ATS_MET_2P: AATSR Spatially Averaged Sea Surface Temperature for Meteo Users
ATS_AR__2P: AATSR averaged geophysical product
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Breakup of the Ross Ice Shelf
Land cover in the Middle East
Typhoon Saomai
Mutsu Bay, Japan
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Spatially Averaged Global SST, September 1993
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SST record 17 km cell MDS
Surface Vegetation class for Land Surface Temperature Retrieval GADS
1.6 micron forward view MDS
12 micron nadir view MDS
12 micron forward view MDS
Summary Quality ADS
Surveillance Limits GADS
Master Unpacking Definition Table GADS
1.6 micron Non-Linearity Correction LUT GADS
General Parameters GADS
Thin Cirrus Test LUT GADS
Fog/low Stratus Test LUT GADS
1.6 Micron Histogram
Browse MDS
ATS_CL1_AX: Cloud LUT data
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Pre-flight characteristics and expected performance
Payload description, position on the platform
Auxiliary products
Auxiliary Data Sets for Level 1B processing
Summary of auxiliary data sets
Calculate Solar Angles
Image Pixel Geolocation
Level 0 Products
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Product Evolution History
Hints and Algorithms for Higher Level Processing
Data Volume
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Summary of Applications vs Products
Geophysical Coverage
Geophysical Measurements
ATS_TOA_1P_ADSR_sa
Visible calibration coefficients GADS
Level 1B SPH
LST record 17 km cell MDS
Conversion Parameters GADS
12 Micron Gross Cloud Test LUT GADS
ATS_PC2_AX: Level-2 Processor Configuration data
Level 2 Products
Hints and Algorithms for Data Use
BT/TOA Sea record 50 km cell MDS
BT/TOA Land record 50 km cell MDS
Level 2 Algorithms
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1.1.6 Summary of Applications vs Products

Table 1.1 lists the AATSR products and example applications for which they can be used. Further details of the AATSR products can be found in section(Chapter 2. ), Products and Algorithms, and section(Chapter 6. ), Data Formats, of the Reference Guide. Example images from ATSR-2 can also be found in the Image Gallery in section 1.4. of this User Guide.

Table 1.1 Summary of products vs. Applications
Product Name and ID Contents Applications
Level 0 6.4.1.
ATS_NL_OP
Instrument Source Packets Not generally available to users
Ungridded Counts
(UCOUNTS)
Raw detector outputs in each channel, plus calibration data and auxiliary telemetry A tool for AATSR instrument scientists and engineers

Not an official ESA product, and not generally available to users

Ungridded Brightness Temperature/Reflectance Product
(UBTR)
Calibrated measurement data in instrument scan geometry, plus target lat/long and ground track x/y coordinates for each pixel A tool for AATSR instrument scientists and engineers. Also useful for scientific applications where it is important to retain pixel values in the original scan geometry and without cosmetic fill

Not an official ESA product and not generally available to users.

Gridded Brightness Temperature/Reflectance Product 6.2.1.
(GBTR)
ATS_TOA_1P
Full (1 km) resolution TOA BT/reflectance for all channels and both views L1B ocean, climate, land and cryosphere applications on local or regional scales:

Ocean circulation

Pollution monitoring

Deforestation

Land resource management

Natural hazards

urban growth/heat islands

Land surface temperature

Sea ice movement

Cloud parameter retrieval

Gridded Surface Temperature Product 6.1.3.
(GST)
ATS_NR_2P
Full (1 km) resolution geophysical parameters over sea, land and cloud L2 ocean, climate, land and cryosphere applications on local or regional scales:

Surface/atmosphere heat transfer

Climate modelling

SST climatologies

Oceanography

Climate monitoring: greenhouse effect, El Niño

Regional Land Surface Temperature

Vegetation studies and resource management using NDVI

Regional Cloud Top Temperature and Cloud Top Height*

Averaged Surface Temperature 6.1.1.
(AST)
ATS_AR_2P
Spatially averaged ocean, land and cloud parameters, plus spatially averaged BT/reflectance.
Averaged over 10 and 30 arc minute and 17 and 50 km cells
Similar ocean, climate, land and cryosphere applications to GST above, but on a global scale.
Meteo Product 6.1.2.
ATS_MET_2P
SST and averaged BT for all clear pixels in 10 arc min cells NRT product for operational atmospheric and climate modelling
Browse Product 6.3.1.
ATS_AST_BP
3 band colour composite browse image derived from L1b product, 4 x 4 km sampling Low data volume NRT product for image previews and data selection

The 11µm BT is currently used in the GST product as a placeholder for Cloud Top Temperature retrievals. The Cloud Top Height field is currently set to zero.