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 Earth Probe (EP) Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS) version 8 monthly averaged global gridded data product contains UV-B erythemal local noon irradiance values. The data are mapped to a global grid of size 180 x 288 with a lat-long resolution of 1.00 x 1.25 degrees. These data are stored in an ASCII format. The TOMS data were produced by the Laboratory for Atmospheres at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (Code 614).

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    Data Dates
    Creation
    Last Revision
    Processing Level

    2

    Quality
    EP TOMS started experiencing calibration problems 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
    Collection Progress

    Complete

    Use Constraints
    Earth Probe TOMS data since 2002 should NOT be used for trend analysis because of calibration problems.
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    Science Keywords
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION
    • ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION
    • ERYTHEMAL IRRADIANCE
Other Descriptive Keywords
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Ancillary Keywords
  • UV-B Erythemal Irradiance
ISO Topic Categories
  • CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE

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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Data Contacts

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  • PAWAN BHARTIA, PH. D
    Investigator
    PAWAN BHARTIA, PH. D

    NASA
    Goddard Space Flight Center
    Mailstop 613.3
    Greenbelt, MD 20771

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

    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
    Code 614
    Greenbelt, MD 20771

  • JAY HERMAN, PH. D
    Investigator
    JAY HERMAN, PH. D

    NASA
    Goddard Space Flight Center
    Mailstop 614.0
    Greenbelt, MD 20771

  • RICHARD MCPETERS, PH. D
    Investigator
    RICHARD MCPETERS, PH. D

    NASA
    Goddard Space Flight Center
    Mailstop 613.3
    Greenbelt, MD 20771

    • Email
    • 301-614-6038
    • 301-614-5903
  • JAMES JOHNSON
    Metadata Author
    JAMES JOHNSON

    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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    File Distribution Information
    • ASCII

      Format Type: Native

      Media: Online Archive

      Average File Size: 163 KB

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