UARML3AT_005

UARS Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS) Level 3AT V005 (UARML3AT) at GES DISC

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  • Abstract
    The Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS) Level 3AT data product consists of daily, 4 degree increment latitude-ordered vertical profiles of temperature, geopotential height, concentrations of O3, H2O, CH3CN, ClO, HNO3, and SO2, as well as upper tropospheric humidity (UTH). The insrument measures in the microwave spectral region at frequencies of 63, 183 and 205 GHz. MLS was flown on NASA's Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) and designed to measure the chemical composition of the stratosphere and mesosphere, relationship between chlorine monoxide and ozone destruction. Limb measurements were made in the altitude range between 10 and 85 km at about 2.5 km resolution. Data were collected between latitude 34S and 80N and 80S and 34N, alternating each satellite yaw cycle of about 36 days. The MLS Level 3AT data were processed with the version 5 algorithm, except H2O and HNO3 which are version 6, and SO2 and UTH which remained version 4.Note: H2O and O3 at 183 GHz data are available only through April 15, 1993 when the 183 GHz radiometer failed.The MLS level 3AT product consists of 10 granules per day. A data granule is one MLS species or subtype per day. The following subtypes are available: 1) CH3CN - methyl cyanide [vmr] 2) CLO - chlorine monoxide [vmr] 3) H2O - water vapor [vmr] 4) HNO3 - nitric acid [vmr] 5) O3_183 - ozone at 183 GHz [vmr] 6) O3_205 - ozone at 205 GHz [vmr] 7) SO2 - sulfur dioxide [vmr] 8) GPH - geopotential height [m] 9) TEMP - atmospheric temperature [Kelvin] 10) UTH - upper tropospheric humidity [%] *vmr = volume mixing ratioMLS data are on the UARS standard pressure levels (in mbars) given by: P(i) = 1000 * 10**(-i/6) for i = 0, 1, 2, ...Each of the 10 MLS granules is accompanied by an additional parameter file, designated as level 3TP. The parameter file, contains the additional ancillary and quality information, as well as total column amounts not found in the 3AT files. The data files are available in a binary record oriented format.
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    Data Dates
    Creation
    Last Revision
    Processing Level

    3

    Quality
    Collection Progress

    Complete

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    Science Keywords
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ALTITUDE
    • GEOPOTENTIAL HEIGHT
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY
    • CARBON AND HYDROCARBON COMPOUNDS
    • METHYL CYANIDE
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY
    • HALOCARBONS AND HALOGENS
    • CHLORINE MONOXIDE
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY
    • NITROGEN COMPOUNDS
    • NITRIC ACID
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY
    • OXYGEN COMPOUNDS
    • OZONE
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY
    • SULFUR COMPOUNDS
    • SULFUR DIOXIDE
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR
    • WATER VAPOR INDICATORS
    • WATER VAPOR
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR
    • WATER VAPOR INDICATORS
    • HUMIDITY
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE
    • UPPER AIR TEMPERATURE
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Ancillary Keywords
  • CH3CN
  • CLO
  • GPH
  • H2O
  • HNO3
  • O3
  • SO2
  • UTH
ISO Topic Categories
  • CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
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Platforms
  • Earth Observation Satellites
    UARS
    Instruments
    • MLS
Projects
Project Short Name Campaigns Project Dates
UARS No campaigns listed. No dates provided.

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

Data Centers

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  • NASA/GSFC/SED/ESD/GCDC/GESDISC
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    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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  • JAMES
    Metadata Author
    JAMES JOHNSON

    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
    Code 610.2
    Greenbelt, MD 20771

  • JOE
    Investigator
    JOE WATERS

    Mail Stop 183-701, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 4800 Oak Grove Drive
    Pasadena, CA 91109-8099

  • GES DISC HELP DESK SUPPORT GROUP
    Technical Contact
    GES DISC HELP DESK SUPPORT GROUP

    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
  • 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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