UARWI3AL_011

UARS Wind Imaging Interferometer (WINDII) Level 3AL V011 (UARWI3AL) at GES DISC

Version 011 eng
  • Abstract
    The Wind Imaging Interferometer (WINDII) Level 3AL data product consists of daily, 4 degree increment latitude-ordered vertical profiles of meridional and zonal wind components, and temperature. The instrument was a Michelson interferometer designed to measure Doppler shifts of spectral lines in the visible between 550 and 780 nm. WINDII was flown on NASA's Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) and designed to measure wind, temperature and emission rates in the mesosphere and thermosphere between 80 and 300 km at about 5 km resolution. Data were collected between latitude 40S and 72N and 72S and 40N, alternating each satellite yaw cycle of about 36 days. The WINDII Level 3AL data were processed with the version 11 algorithm. The WINDII level 3AL product consists of 3 granules per day. A data granule is one WINDII species or subtype per day. The following subtypes are available: 1) MERWIN_A - meridional wind component on altitude grid [m/s] 2) ZONWIN_A - zonal wind component on altitude grid [m/s] 3) TEMP - temperature on altitude grid [Kelvin]WINDII data are on the UARS standard altitude levels (in km) given by: z(i) = 5*i for 1 <= i <= 12 z(i) = 60 + (i-12)*3 for 13 <= i <= 32 z(i) = 120 + (i-32)*5 for 33 <= i <= 88 Each of the 3 WINDII granules is accompanied by an additional parameter file, designated as level 3LP. The parameter file, contains additional ancillary and quality information not found in the 3AL files. The data files are available in a binary record oriented format.
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    Data Dates
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    Processing Level

    3

    Quality
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    Complete

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    Science Keywords
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE
    • UPPER AIR TEMPERATURE
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC WINDS
    • UPPER LEVEL WINDS
    • MERIDIONAL WINDS
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC WINDS
    • UPPER LEVEL WINDS
    • ZONAL WINDS
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Ancillary Keywords
  • U WIND
  • V WIND
ISO Topic Categories
  • CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
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Platforms
  • Earth Observation Satellites
    UARS
    Instruments
    • WINDII
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

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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    Metadata Author
    JAMES JOHNSON

    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
    Code 610.2
    Greenbelt, MD 20771

  • GORDON
    Investigator
    GORDON SHEPHERD

    Centre for Research in Experimental Space Science
    York University
    4700 Keele Street
    North York, Ontario L4J 3N3

  • 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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