Minimize Photosynthetically Active Radiation

The photosynthetically active radiation is the main variable included in the par.nc file.

The following table provides the main characteristics of this variable including coverage, parameter ID, time latency, sampling and bands used in the associated product. The ancillary and auxiliary data provides the variables used during processing and are provided in Auxiliary Data Files (ADFs).

 

PRODUCT NAME Photosynthetically Active Radiation
PARAMETER ID PAR
PRODUCT LEVEL 2
DESCRIPTION Quantum energy flux from the sun in the spectral range 400-700 nm and associated error estimates.
PRODUCT PARAMETERS
COVERAGE global
PACKAGING half-orbit
LATENCY NRT, NTC
UNITS ĀµEinstein.m-2
RANGE  
SAMPLING Spatial: approximately 300 m x 300 m (FR) and 1.2 km x 1.2 km (RR); spectral: N/A
FORMAT 1-byte integer
APPENDED DATA Error estimate (1-byte integer)
FREQUENCY 1 product per orbit
SIZE OF PRODUCT Approx. 0.54 GB (FR), 35 MB (RR)
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
INPUT BANDS  
ANCILLARY AND AUXILIARY DATA