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Nimbus-7 Total Solar Irradiance Data in Native Format

The NIMBUS7_ERB_Ch10C_TSI_NAT data set is the Nimbus-7 Channel 10C (Ch10C) Total Solar Irradiance (TSI) aboard the Earth Radiation Budget (ERB) satellite Data in Native (NAT) format.The Nimbus 7 research-and-development satellite served as a stabilized, earth-oriented platform for the testing of advanced systems for sensing and collecting data in the pollution, oceanographic and meteorological disciplines. The polar-orbiting spacecraft consisted of three major structures: (1) a hollow torus-shaped sensor mount, (2) solar paddles, and (3) a control housing unit that was connected to the sensor mount by a tripod truss structure.

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