SBUV2N16O3_008

SBUV2/NOAA-16 Level 2 Daily Ozone Profile and Total Column from CD-ROM V008 (SBUV2N16O3) at GES DISC

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  • Abstract
    The version 8 SBUV/2 NOAA-16 ozone data were first released at the 2004 Quadrennial Ozone Symposium on DVD. The DVD contained all of the SBUV/2 data from NOAA-9, NOAA-11 and NOAA-16 satellites as well as SBUV data from the Nimbus-7 satellite. The DVD is no longer available, however all the data are available on-line from the NASA GES DISC. The NOAA-16 SBUV/2 v8 data are available from 2000-10-03 to 2003-12-31. The instrument spatial resolution is 180 km x 180 km footprint at nadir. The ozone profiles are made at 21 pressure levels between 1000 and 0.1 hPa. Each data file contains a days worth of ozone measurements, and is written in an ASCII text format.The SBUV/2 is a scanning double monochromator and a cloud cover radiometer (CCR) designed to measure ultraviolet (UV) spectral intensities. In its primary mode of operation, the monochromator measures solar radiation backscattered by the atmosphere in 12 discrete wavelength bands in the near-UV, ranging from 252.0 to 339.8 nanometers, each with a bandpass of 1.1 nm. The total-ozone algorithm uses the four longest wavelength bands (312.5, 317.5, 331.2 and 339.8 nm), whereas the profiling algorithm uses the shorter wavelengths. The cloud cover radiometer operates at 379 nm (i.e., outside the ozone absorption band) with a 3.0 nm bandpass and was designed to measure the reflectivity of the surface in the IFOV. The SBUV/2 also makes periodic measurements of the solar flux by deploying a diffuser plate into the FOV to reflect sunlight into the measurement.
  • Purpose
    From these data, the following atmospheric properties can be deduced:* The global and vertical distribution of stratospheric ozone.* The structure and dynamics of stratospheric ozone.* Photochemical processes and the influence of "trace" constituents on the ozone layer.* Long-term solar activity in the Ultraviolet spectrum.
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    Data Dates
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    2

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    See http://ozoneaq.gsfc.nasa.gov/V8_Data_Documentation.md
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    Complete

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    Science Keywords
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY
    • OXYGEN COMPOUNDS
    • OZONE
    • OZONE PROFILES AND TOTAL COLUMN
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION
    • REFLECTANCE
    • UV REFLECTIVITY
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • AEROSOLS
    • DUST/ASH/SMOKE
    • UV AEROSOL INDEX
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  • O3
ISO Topic Categories
  • CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
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  • Earth Observation Satellites
    NOAA-16
    Instruments
    • SBUV/2
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Location Keywords
    • GEOGRAPHIC REGION
    • GLOBAL
    • VERTICAL LOCATION
    • STRATOSPHERE

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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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    LARRY FLYNN, PH. D

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    • 301-763-8136 x131
  • JAMES
    Metadata Author
    JAMES JOHNSON

    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
    Code 610.2
    Greenbelt, MD 20771

  • Data Center Contact
    GES DISC HELP DESK SUPPORT GROUP

    NASA/GSFC/SED/ESD/GCDC/GESDISC

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    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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