NSIDC-0027_1

TOVS Pathfinder Path-P Daily and Monthly Polar Gridded Atmospheric Parameters, Version 1

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  • Abstract
    The TIROS-N Operational Vertical Sounder (TOVS) Polar Pathfinder (Path-P) data set consists of gridded daily and monthly Arctic and Antarctic atmospheric data derived from various NOAA satellites. TOVS Path-P daily files are available for the Northern and Southern Hemispheres from 60 degrees poleward at 100 km gridded spatial resolution in an Equal-Area Scalable Earth Grid (EASE-Grid). TOVS Path-P monthly files are available for the Northern Hemisphere only from 60 degrees poleward at 100 km gridded spatial resolution in EASE-Grid. Daily and monthly Northern Hemisphere data are available from January 1979 through current processing, and daily Southern Hemisphere data are available from July 1979 through current processing. Data were created from a modified version of the Improved Initialization Inversion Algorithm (3I) (Chedin et al. 1985), a physical-statistical retrieval method improved for use in identifying geophysical variables in snow- and ice-covered areas (Francis 1994).
  • Purpose
    Scientific Research

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  • CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE

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Platforms
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  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
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    National Snow and Ice Data Center
    CIRES, 449 UCB
    University of Colorado
    Boulder, CO 80309-0449

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    CIRES, 449 UCB
    University of Colorado
    Boulder, CO 80309-0449

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  • Jennifer
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    Jennifer Francis

    Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences
    Rutgers University
    New Brunswick, New Jersey

    • 1 206 543 1254
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    Axel Schweiger

    Applied Physics Laboratory
    University of Washington
    1013 NE 40th Street
    Seattle, WA 98105-6698

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  • Jennifer
    Technical Contact
    Jennifer Francis

    Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences
    Rutgers University
    New Brunswick, New Jersey

    • 1 206 543 1254
    • 1 206 543 3521
    • Email
  • Axel
    Technical Contact
    Axel Schweiger

    Applied Physics Laboratory
    University of Washington
    1013 NE 40th Street
    Seattle, WA 98105-6698

    • 1 206 543 1312
    • 1 206 543 3521
    • Email
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    CIRES, 449 UCB
    University of Colorado
    Boulder, CO 80309-0449

    • 1 303 492 6199
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    • Email
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    CIRES, 449 UCB
    University of Colorado
    Boulder, CO 80309-0449

    • 1 303 492 6199
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