ESMRN5L1_001

ESMR/Nimbus-5 Level 1 Calibrated Brightness Temperature V001 (ESMRN5L1) at GES DISC

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  • Abstract
    ESMRN5L1 is the Nimbus-5 Electrically Scanning Microwave Radiometer (ESMR) Level 1 Calibrated Brightness Temperature product and contains calibrated radiances expressed in units of brightness temperature measured at 19.35 GHz. The data, originally written on IBM 360 machines, were recovered from magnetic tapes, also referred to as the Calibrated Brightness Temperature Tapes (CBTT). The data are archived in their original IBM binary proprietary format, also referred to as a binary TAP file.The Nimbus-5 satellite was successfully launched on December 11, 1972. The ESMR experiment on Nimbus-5 continued the measurements made by its predecessor flown on Nimbus-4. The ESMR instrument objectives were (1) to derive the liquid water content of clouds from brightness temperatures over oceans, (2) to observe differences between sea ice and the open sea over the polar caps, and (3) to test the feasibility of inferring surface composition and soil moisture.The ESMR Principal Investigator was Dr. Thomas T. Wilheit, Jr. from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. The Nimbus-5 ESMR data are available from December 19, 1972 (day of year 354) through March 1, 1975 (day of year 60).JJJThis product was previously available from the NSSDC with the identifier ESAD-00219 (old ID 72-097A-04A).
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    Data Dates
    Creation
    Last Revision
    Processing Level

    1

    Quality
    The data should be used with care and one should first read the Nimbus-6 User?s Guide.
    Collection Progress

    Complete

    Science Keywords
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING
    • MICROWAVE
    • BRIGHTNESS TEMPERATURE
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ISO Topic Categories
  • CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Additional Attributes
  • Data Granularity
    STRING
    The temporal coverage of individual data granules.
    Resolution Range Begin Range End Unit of Measure Accuracy

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Platforms
  • Earth Observation Satellites
    Nimbus-5
    Instruments
    • ESMR
Projects
Project Short Name Campaigns Project Dates
NIMBUS No campaigns listed. No dates provided.

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Location Keywords
    • GEOGRAPHIC REGION
    • GLOBAL

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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    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

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