A key component of the Early Adopters program is the development and distribution of synthetic TEMPO level 2 data products. The goal of distributing synthetic data is to identify end user needs by enabling an early assessment of data interfaces, files, and products, in addition to characterizing the applications of the TEMPO mission. The TEMPO retrieval team is developing “fast” synthetic products by applying retrieval effects, including lookup tables and on-line radiative transfer calculations, to model profiles that have been interpolated to the TEMPO pixels across the Field of Regard (FOR). These products will be distributed to early adopter community via a file server at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center by summer 2020. A technical document describing the synthetic data files will also be provided to the early adopters. Other synthetic level 2 products generated from synthetic radiances and operational retrieval algorithms will also be distributed in the future.
|Level 2 Product
|VCDs for Total, Stratopsheric, Tropospheric, and 0-2km layers
|Errors, a priori profile, averaging kernels
|Stratospheric and Tropospheric VCDs
|SCD, error, shape factor, scattering weights
|SCD, error, shape, factor, scattering weights
|Absorbing Aerosol Index, Aerosol Optical Depth, Single Scatter Albedo
This first phase of synthetic TEMPO data distribution will include NO2 and HCHO products. This page will be updated as new synthetic data in the baseline product list become available.
Synthetic TEMPO data can be visualized using the ArcGIS platform at the MSFC Earth Portal