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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
Frequently Asked Questions
The AATSR Instrument
Instrument Characteristics and Performance
In-flight performance verification
Instrument Description
Internal Data Flow
Instrument Functionality
AATSR Products and Algorithms
Common Auxiliary data sets
Auxiliary Data Sets for Level 2 processing
Instrument Specific Topics
Level 2 Products
Level 1B Products and Algorithms
Level 1B Products
Algorithms
Instrument Pixel Geolocation
Availability
The Level 0 Product
Differences Between ATSR-2 and AATSR Source Packets
Definitions and Conventions
Conventions
Organisation of Products
Relationship Between AATSR and ATSR Products
AATSR Product Organisation
Data Handling Cookbook
Characterisation and Calibration
Monitoring of AATSR VISCAL Parameters
Latency, Throughput and Data Volume
Throughput
Introduction
Heritage
Data Processing Software
Data Processing Centres
The AATSR Products User Guide
Image Gallery
Breakup of the Ross Ice Shelf
Land cover in the Middle East
Typhoon Saomai
Mutsu Bay, Japan
Deforestation in Brazil
Spatially Averaged Global SST, September 1993
Further Reading
How to use AATSR data
Why Choose AATSR Data?
Why Choose AATSR Data?
Special Features of AATSR
Principles of Measurement
Scientific Background
The AATSR Handbook
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
Glossary
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
Acquisition and On-Board Data Processing
Product Evolution History
Hints and Algorithms for Higher Level Processing
Data Volume
Software tools
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
Signal Calibration
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1.1 Why Choose AATSR Data?

The AATSR instrument is capable of retrieving a variety of geophysical measurements. In order to exploit these effectively, it is necessary to understand exactly what AATSR measures, why the instrument has been designed to operate in this way and how these measurements are made.

AATSR data also offer a number of unique capabilities and advantages over data from similar imaging instruments. These are also covered in this User Guide.

The results of these features are data suitable for a wide range of potential applications. A summary of products and applications is provided to assist the user in identifying the most suitable product for his or her particular use.

Subsequent sections cover the following themes:

The ENVISAT Data Policy

The conditions of data distribution for ENVISAT data are directly related to categories of use, as defined by the ENVISAT Data Policy (MMO-POL-0003-EOAD: ENVISAT Data Policy, Issue 1 Revision 0, 23 August 2000).

  • Category 1 use: Research and applications development use in support of the mission objectives, including research on long-term issues of Earth System science, research and development in preparation for future operational use, certification of receiving stations as part of the ESA functions, and ESA internal use;
  • Category 2 use: All other uses that do not fall into Category 1, including operational and commercial use.

For Category 1 users, the Data Policy, applicable for both ERS and ENVISAT, provides the possibility to submit Category 1 use proposals at any time beyond the fixed dates imposed by specific Announcements of Opportunity.

How to Order AATSR Data

A number of interactive catalogues are available for browsing ESA earth observation data. These can be found at http://www.envisat.esa.int/services/.

For data distribution falling under Category 1 use, the data will be provided by ESA at reproduction cost or free of charge (to be waived by the Earth Observation Program Board). If you wish to submit a proposal for Category 1 use of data please follow the guidelines for proposal submittal at the dedicated Earth Observation Principal Investigator Portal at http://eopi.esa.int/esa/esa.

Category 1 users can receive ENVISAT data on media, via FTP or via the web, depending on the nature of the order. The ESA Earth Observation Help Desk Team (EOHelp@esa.int) can also advise on data access issues.

Should you wish to purchase ERS or ENVISAT data for commercial or operational use (Category 2), please contact either of the two distributing entities:

EMMA - represented by Eurimage
Customer Services
tel.: +39 06 406 94 1
fax: +39 06 406 94 232
e-mail: cust.services-staff@eurimage.com
http://www.eurimage.com

SARCOM - represented by Spot Image
Sales department
tel.: +33.562.194070
fax: +33.562.194055
e-mail: jean.bobo@spotimage.fr
http://www.spotimage.com

Under the terms of the ENVISAT Data Policy, in their capacity as AO Instrument Provider, DEFRA have the right to make and distribute copies of AATSR data for its own use, for use by other funding entities of AATSR and for research groups designated by DEFRA. Users with links to Defra or the other AATSR programme partners should consult their local contacts within these agencies.