SAMSN7L1RAD_CDROM_001

SAMS/Nimbus-7 Level 1 Radiance Data from CD-ROM V001 (SAMSN7L1RAD_CDROM) at GES DISC

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  • Abstract
    SAMSN7L1RAD_CDROM is the gridded Nimbus-7 Stratospheric and Mesospheric Sounder (SAMS) Level 1 Radiance Data Product. The radiances were selected to derive gas concentrations at the wavelength bands 15 (CO2), 25-100 (H2O) 4-5 (CO and NO), and 7.7 (N2O and CH4) microns in the stratosphere and mesosphere, with a resolution of 100 km in the horizontal by 10 km in the vertical at the limb. This product contains radiances in a daily 2.5 degree latitude x 10 degree longitude grid format, gridded temperature profiles at 100, 30, 10, 3, 1, 0.3, 0.1, 0.03, 0.01 and 0.003 hPa, as well as the calibration, apriori and reformatted copies of the original tapes. The data for this product are available from 22 October 1978 through June 9 1983, with a few additional raw radiances to 16 April 1984. The principal investigators for the SAMS experiment were Prof. John T. Houghton and Dr. Fredric W. Taylor from Oxford University. This product was created by the Oxford University's Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics (AOPP) group. The data are stored on a set of 53 CD-ROMs in ASCII files of hexadecimal characters, and are available in gzipped Unix tar archive files. The first CD-ROM contains the a-priori temperature profile, monthly mean retrieved temperature profile, pre-launch calibration, housekeeping and instrument subsystem status files. CD-ROMs 2-5 contain the gridded temperature data. CD-ROMs 6-22 contain the radiances from the C-series and G-series tapes, and CD-ROMs 34-53 contain the raw radiance values from the R-series tape. 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-7 User's Guide. Users should cite this data product in their research.
    Collection Progress

    Complete

    Publication References
    • The stratospheric and mesospheric sounder on Nimbus 7
      1980-03-06

      Author(s) J.R. Drummond, J.T. Houghton, G.D. Peskett, C.D. Rodgers, M.J. Wale, J. Whitney, E.J. Williamson

      Philos. Trans. R. Soc.

      Vol: A296

      Pages: 219-241

      DOI: 10.1098/rsta.1980.0166

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    Science Keywords
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING
    • INFRARED WAVELENGTHS
    • INFRARED RADIANCE
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE
    • UPPER AIR TEMPERATURE
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ISO Topic Categories
  • CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
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    The temporal coverage of individual data granules.
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Platforms
  • Earth Observation Satellites
    Nimbus-7
    Instruments
    • SAMS
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

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    • 301-614-5224
    • 301-614-5268

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