TOMSEPL3mery_008

TOMS Earth Probe UV-B Erythemal Local Noon Irradiance Monthly L3 Global 1 deg x 1.25 deg Lat/Lon Grid V008 (TOMSEPL3mery) at GES DISC

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  • Abstract
    This data product contains TOMS/Earth Probe UV-B Erythemal Local Noon Irradiance Monthly L3 Global 1 deg x 1.25 deg Lat/Lon Grid Version 8 data in ASCII format.The Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS) Version 8 monthly global gridded data consist of total column ozone, aerosol index, Lambertian effective surface reflectivity (Rayleigh corrected) and surface UV-B erythemal irradiances. Four TOMS instruments have been successfully flown on the following satellites: Nimbus-7 (Nov. 1978 - May 1993), Meteor-3 (Aug. 1991 - Dec. 1994), Earth Probe (July 1996 - current), and ADEOS (Sep. 1996 - June 1997). Earth Probe, Meteor-3 and Nimbus-7 data are currently reprocessed using the Version-8 algorithm. These Version-8 data are archived at the Goddard Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC). The total ozone, aerosol index, reflectivity data and UV-B Erythemal irradiances are mapped to a global grid of size 180 x 288 with a Lat/Lon resolution of 1.00 x 1.25 degrees. These data are also stored in the EOS version of Hierarchical Data Format (HDF-EOS).TOMS data are produced by the Laboratory for Atmospheres at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (Code 613).
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    Data Dates
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    2

    Quality
    WARNING: EP TOMS started experiencing calibration problem since 2002. For data beginning in year 2000, the calibration has been stabilized relative to NOAA-16 SBUV/2 in the equatorial zone. Because of continuing changes in the optical properties of the front scan mirror that are not well understood, data are showing a latitude dependent error that cannot be corrected by a simple calibration correction. The calibration appears to be stable near the equator. But by 50 degrees latitude, there is now a -2% to -4% error in TOMS, a bit larger in the northern hemisphere than in the southern hemisphere. Because of this error, data since 2002 should NOT be used for trend analysis
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    Use Constraints
    EP TOMS started experiencing calibration problem since 2002. Because of the continuing changes in the optical properties of the front scan mirror that are not well understood, data started showing a latitude dependent error that cannot be corrected by a simple calibration correction. The calibration appears to be stable near the equator. But by 50 degrees latitude, there is now a -2% to -4% error in TOMS, a bit larger in the northern hemisphere than in the southern hemisphere. Earth Probe TOMS data since 2002 should NOT be used for trend analysis because of the calibration problem.
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    Science Keywords
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION
    • ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION
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Ancillary Keywords
  • CLIMATOLOGY
  • MONTHLY DATA
  • EOSDIS
  • FTP
  • GRID DATA
  • STATISTICS
  • TOTAL COLUMN OZONE
  • Aerosol Index
  • UV Effective Surface Reflectivity
  • UV-B Erythemal Irradiance
ISO Topic Categories
  • CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
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Acquisition Information Fields:

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Platforms
  • Earth Observation Satellites
    EP-TOMS
    Instruments
    • TOMS
Projects
Project Short Name Campaigns Project Dates
TOMS No campaigns listed. No dates provided.

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Location Keywords
    • GEOGRAPHIC REGION
    • GLOBAL
    • VERTICAL LOCATION
    • STRATOSPHERE
    • VERTICAL LOCATION
    • TROPOSPHERE

Data Centers

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  • NASA/GSFC/SED/ESD/GCDC/GESDISC
    ARCHIVER
    Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (formerly Goddard DAAC), Global Change Data Center, Earth Sciences Division, Science and Exploration Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA

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  • PAWAN
    Investigator
    PAWAN BHARTIA, PH. D

    NASA
    Goddard Space Flight Center
    Mailstop 613.3
    Greenbelt, MD 20771

    • Email
    • 301-614-5731
    • 301-614-5903
  • OMAR
    Investigator
    OMAR TORRES, PH. D

    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
    Code 614
    Greenbelt, MD 20771

  • JAY
    Investigator
    JAY HERMAN, PH. D

    NASA
    Goddard Space Flight Center
    Mailstop 614.0
    Greenbelt, MD 20771

  • RICHARD
    Investigator
    RICHARD MCPETERS, PH. D

    NASA
    Goddard Space Flight Center
    Mailstop 613.3
    Greenbelt, MD 20771

    • Email
    • 301-614-6038
    • 301-614-5903
  • BETH
    Metadata Author
    BETH STETZLER

    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
    Code 610.2
    Greenbelt, MD 20771

  • GES DISC HELP DESK SUPPORT GROUP
    Data Center Contact
    GES DISC HELP DESK SUPPORT GROUP

    NASA/GSFC/SED/ESD/GCDC/GESDISC

    Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center
    Code 610.2
    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
    Greenbelt, MD 20771

    • Email
    • 301-614-5224
    • 301-614-5268

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