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by monger » Wed May 07, 2014 10:41 am America/New_York
Hi -- I generated a HICO Level-2 (chlor_a) file and noticed that the l2_flags image is not generated (well, it actually generates a single scalar integer = 0). I know that HICO is only just coming online and that the calibration etc.. are not really ready for primetime so I am guessing that it probably does not make sense to generate the full l2_flags. Is this indeed why you are not producing the l2_flags?
Also, I was wondering if you think there is any value in using the Level_1B quality flags (for now) to mask suspect data in the level 2 file?
by monger » Thu May 08, 2014 2:46 pm America/New_York
Sean -- Well I must be going totally crazy! ;-\ I swear I read in the hico l2_flags yesterday and my little read program gave me scalar short integer value of zero as a result. BUT... I just now re-checked the hico file with what I think is the same read program I used yesterday and it now correctly gives me a long integer array 512 x 2000. I think I need a drink! ;-(. Not sure where I messed up yesterday, but sorry to have caused you unnecessary extra work looking into this "imaginary" problem.