PMRN6L1RAD_CDROM_001

PMR/Nimbus-6 Level 1 Radiance Data from CD-ROM V001 (PMRN6L1RAD_CDROM) at GES DISC

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  • Abstract
    PMRN6L1RAD_CDROM is the gridded Nimbus-6 Pressure Modulated Radiometer (PMR) Level 1 Radiance Data Product. The radiances are measured at CO2 lines in the 15 micron band. The purpose of the PMR experiment is to measure the temperature of the upper stratosphere and mesosphere from 40 to 90 km with a vertical resolution of about 10 km, and 500 km horizontal resolution. This product contains radiances in a daily 4 degree latitude x 10 degree longitude grid format, as well as copies of the original tapes. The data for this product are available from 16 June 1975 to 24 June 1978. The principal investigator for the PMR experiment was Dr. John T. Houghton from Oxford University. This product was created by the Oxford University's Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics (AOPP) group. The data are stored on two CD-ROMs in ASCII files of hexadecimal characters, and are available in gzipped Unix tar archive files. The first CD-ROM contains the gridded radiance data and a few original tape data files, the second CD-ROM contains the remaining compressed copies of the original data tapes. The byte-ordering in the data files follows the DEC convention for 16-bit integers of less significant byte first. Normal 2's complement integer storage is assumed.

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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. Users should cite this data product in their research.
    Collection Progress

    Complete

    Publication References
    • Remote sounding of atmospheric temperature from satellites. V: The pressure modulator radiometer for Nimbus F
      1974-03-05

      Author(s) P.D. Curtis, J.T. Houghton, G.D. Peskett, C.D. Rodgers

      Proc. R. Soc.

      Vol: A337

      Pages: 135-150

      DOI: 10.1098/rspa.1974.0042

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    Science Keywords
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING
    • INFRARED WAVELENGTHS
    • INFRARED RADIANCE
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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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Acquisition Information Fields:

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Platforms
  • Earth Observation Satellites
    Nimbus-6
    Instruments
    • PMR
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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  • 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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