SSBUVO3_008

Shuttle SBUV (SSBUV) Level 2 Ozone Profile and Total Column, Aerosol Index, and UV-Reflectivity V008 (SSBUVO3) at GES DISC

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  • Abstract
    The Shuttle Solar Backscatter Ultraviolet (SSBUV) Level-2 Ozone data are available for eight space shuttle missions flown between 1989 and 1996. SSBUV, a successor to the SBUV flown on the Nimbus-7 satellite, is nearly identical to the SBUV/2 instruments flying on the NOAA satellites. Data are available in the ASCII AMES text format. Ozone profiles of the uppoer atmosphere and total column ozone values are available for the following time periods: Flight #1: 1989 October 19, 20, 21. Flight #2: 1990 October 7, 8, 9. Flight #3: 1991 August 3, 4, 5, 6. Flight #4: 1992 March 29, 31. Flight #5: 1993 April 9, 11, 13, 15, 16. Flight #6: 1994 March 14, 15, 17. Flight #7: 1994 November 5, 7, 10, 13. Flight #8: 1996 January 12, 16, 18.SSBUV measures spectral ultraviolet radiances backscattered by the earth's atmosphere. For the ozone measurements the instrument steps over wavelengths between 252.2 and 339.99 nm while viewing the earth in the nadir position (50 km x 50 km footprint at nadir) at 19 pressure levels between 0.3 mb and 100 mb.
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    Data Dates
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    Processing Level

    2

    Quality
    Ozone along orbital track in the nadir and daytime only. Ozone values listed in the ASCII format have been screened to include only those scans that pass quality code standards (as specified in the file header). Portions of mission are dedicated to SSBUV solar view; thus there is incomplete spatial coverage within the stated latitude bounds. SBUV total ozone and ozone profiles have been extensively validated using Dobson, Umkehr, balloon and rocket data. Some comparisons have been performed with SAGE ozone profiles. In general there is agreement among these measurements to within the errors of the measurements. These analysis appear in the references. SSBUV data should be at least as accurate as these data. The confidence levels and accuracy judgments for the SSBUV parameters are as follows: Ultraviolet Albedos Accuracy: 2% based o NIST absolute standards Wavelength dependent: 1% Precision: 0.5% Flight to flight precision: 1-2% Total Ozone Accuracy: 2% Precision: 0.5% Ozone Profile: Accuracy: 5% at 40 km increasing to 10% at upper and lower limits (50 and 25 km) Precision: 2%
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    Science Keywords
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY
    • OXYGEN COMPOUNDS
    • OZONE
    • OZONE PROFILE AND TOTAL COLUMN
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION
    • REFLECTANCE
    • REFLECTIVITY
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • AEROSOLS
    • DUST/ASH/SMOKE
    • UV AEROSOL INDEX
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Ancillary Keywords
  • ATLAS-1
  • ATLAS-2
  • ATLAS-3
  • O3
ISO Topic Categories
  • CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
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Platforms
  • Space Stations/Manned Spacecraft
    STS-34
    Instruments
    • SSBUV
  • Space Stations/Manned Spacecraft
    STS-41
    Instruments
    • SSBUV
  • Space Stations/Manned Spacecraft
    STS-43
    Instruments
    • SSBUV
  • Space Stations/Manned Spacecraft
    STS-45
    Instruments
    • SSBUV
  • Space Stations/Manned Spacecraft
    STS-56
    Instruments
    • SSBUV
  • Space Stations/Manned Spacecraft
    STS-62
    Instruments
    • SSBUV
  • Space Stations/Manned Spacecraft
    STS-66
    Instruments
    • SSBUV
  • Space Stations/Manned Spacecraft
    STS-72
    Instruments
    • SSBUV
Projects
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DISCOVERY No campaigns listed. No dates provided.
ENDEAVOUR No campaigns listed. No dates provided.

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

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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  • ERNEST
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    Investigator

    Technical Contact

    ERNEST HILSENRATH, PH.D

    NASA
    HQ:DF000
    Washington, DC 20546-0001

  • RICHARD
    Technical Contact
    RICHARD CEBULA, PH.D

    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
    Code 613.3
    Greenbelt, MD 20771

  • 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

    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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    Collection Citations
    • Shuttle SBUV (SSBUV) Level 2 Ozone Profile, Ozone Total Column, Aerosol Index, and UV-Reflectivity V008
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      Created by: Hilsenrath, E.

      Published by: Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC)

      Released: 2009-09-08