# S5P_L2_AER_AI

## Variables

The table below lists the variables that are present in the HARP product that results from an ingestion of S5P_L2_AER_AI data.

field name

type

dimensions

unit

description

scan_subindex

int16

{time}

pixel index (0-based) within the scanline

datetime_start

double

{time}

[seconds since 2010-01-01]

start time of the measurement

datetime_length

double

[s]

duration of the measurement

orbit_index

int32

absolute orbit number

validity

int32

{time}

processing quality flag

latitude

float

{time}

[degree_north]

latitude of the ground pixel center (WGS84)

longitude

float

{time}

[degree_east]

longitude of the ground pixel center (WGS84)

latitude_bounds

float

{time, 4}

[degree_north]

latitudes of the ground pixel corners (WGS84)

longitude_bounds

float

{time, 4}

[degree_east]

longitudes of the ground pixel corners (WGS84)

sensor_latitude

float

{time}

[degree_north]

latitude of the geodetic sub-satellite point (WGS84)

sensor_longitude

float

{time}

[degree_east]

longitude of the goedetic sub-satellite point (WGS84)

sensor_altitude

float

{time}

[m]

altitude of the satellite with respect to the geodetic sub-satellite point (WGS84)

solar_zenith_angle

float

{time}

[degree]

zenith angle of the Sun at the ground pixel location (WGS84); angle measured away from the vertical

solar_azimuth_angle

float

{time}

[degree]

azimuth angle of the Sun at the ground pixel location (WGS84); angle measured East-of-North

sensor_zenith_angle

float

{time}

[degree]

zenith angle of the satellite at the ground pixel location (WGS84); angle measured away from the vertical

sensor_azimuth_angle

float

{time}

[degree]

azimuth angle of the satellite at the ground pixel location (WGS84); angle measured East-of-North

surface_altitude

float

{time}

[m]

surface altitude

surface_altitude_uncertainty

float

{time}

[m]

surface altitude precision

surface_pressure

float

{time}

[Pa]

surface pressure

surface_meridional_wind_velocity

float

{time}

[m/s]

northward wind

surface_zonal_wind_velocity

float

{time}

[m/s]

eastward wind

absorbing_aerosol_index

float

{time}

[]

aerosol index

absorbing_aerosol_index_uncertainty

float

{time}

[]

uncertainty of the aerosol index

absorbing_aerosol_index_validity

int8

{time}

continuous quality descriptor, varying between 0 (no data) and 100 (full quality data)

index

int32

{time}

zero-based index of the sample within the source product

## Ingestion options

The table below lists the available ingestion options for S5P_L2_AER_AI products.

option name

legal values

description

wavelength_ratio

354_388nm, 340_380nm

ingest aerosol index retrieved at wavelengths 354/388 nm (default), or 340/380 nm

## Mapping description

The table below details where and how each variable was retrieved from the input product.

field name

mapping description

scan_subindex

description

the scanline and pixel dimensions are collapsed into a temporal dimension; the index of the pixel within the scanline is computed as the index on the temporal dimension modulo the number of scanlines

datetime_start

path

/PRODUCT/time, /PRODUCT/delta_time[]

description

time converted from milliseconds since a reference time (given as seconds since 2010-01-01) to seconds since 2010-01-01 (using 86400 seconds per day); the time associated with a scanline is repeated for each pixel in the scanline

datetime_length

path

/@time_coverage_resolution

description

the measurement length is parsed assuming the ISO 8601 ‘PT%(interval_seconds)fS’ format

orbit_index

path

/@orbit

validity

path

/PRODUCT/SUPPORT_DATA/DETAILED_RESULTS/processing_quality_flags[]

description

the uint32 data is cast to int32

latitude

path

/PRODUCT/latitude[]

longitude

path

/PRODUCT/longitude[]

latitude_bounds

path

/PRODUCT/SUPPORT_DATA/GEOLOCATIONS/latitude_bounds[]

longitude_bounds

path

/PRODUCT/SUPPORT_DATA/GEOLOCATIONS/longitude_bounds[]

sensor_latitude

path

/PRODUCT/SUPPORT_DATA/GEOLOCATIONS/satellite_latitude[]

description

the satellite latitude associated with a scanline is repeated for each pixel in the scanline

sensor_longitude

path

/PRODUCT/SUPPORT_DATA/GEOLOCATIONS/satellite_longitude[]

description

the satellite longitude associated with a scanline is repeated for each pixel in the scanline

sensor_altitude

path

/PRODUCT/SUPPORT_DATA/GEOLOCATIONS/satellite_altitude[]

description

the satellite altitude associated with a scanline is repeated for each pixel in the scanline

solar_zenith_angle

path

/PRODUCT/SUPPORT_DATA/GEOLOCATIONS/solar_zenith_angle[]

solar_azimuth_angle

path

/PRODUCT/SUPPORT_DATA/GEOLOCATIONS/solar_azimuth_angle[]

sensor_zenith_angle

path

/PRODUCT/SUPPORT_DATA/GEOLOCATIONS/viewing_zenith_angle[]

sensor_azimuth_angle

path

/PRODUCT/SUPPORT_DATA/GEOLOCATIONS/viewing_azimuth_angle[]

surface_altitude

path

/PRODUCT/SUPPORT_DATA/INPUT_DATA/surface_altitude[]

surface_altitude_uncertainty

path

/PRODUCT/SUPPORT_DATA/INPUT_DATA/surface_altitude_precision[]

surface_pressure

path

/PRODUCT/SUPPORT_DATA/INPUT_DATA/surface_pressure[]

surface_meridional_wind_velocity

available

optional

condition

processor version >= 01.03.00

path

/PRODUCT/SUPPORT_DATA/INPUT_DATA/northward_wind[]

surface_zonal_wind_velocity

available

optional

condition

processor version >= 01.03.00

path

/PRODUCT/SUPPORT_DATA/INPUT_DATA/eastward_wind[]

absorbing_aerosol_index

condition

wavelength_ratio=354_388nm or wavelength_ratio unset

path

/PRODUCT/aerosol_index_354_388

condition

wavelength_ratio=340_380nm

path

/PRODUCT/aerosol_index_340_380

absorbing_aerosol_index_uncertainty

condition

wavelength_ratio=354_388nm (default)

path

/PRODUCT/aerosol_index_354_388_precision

condition

wavelength_ratio=340_380nm

path

/PRODUCT/aerosol_index_340_380_precision

absorbing_aerosol_index_validity

path

/PRODUCT/qa_value