SCRN4L1RAD_001

SCR/Nimbus-4 Level 1 Calibrated Radiances V001 (SCRN4L1RAD) at GES DISC

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  • Abstract
    SCRN4L1RAD is the Nimbus-4 Selective Chopper Radiometer (SCR) Level 1 Calibrated Radiances data product. The calibrated radiances are measured at 6 channels from 2.3 to 15 micrometers with a ground resolution of 25 km, and are "declouded" (interpolated and smoothed across regions of cloud). The radianes were used to obtain the temperatures of six successive 10-km layers of the atmosphere from earth or cloudtop level to 60-km height. The data were recovered from the original 9-track tapes, and are now stored onlin as daily files in their original proprietary binary format with about 14 orbits per day. Spatial coverage is near global from latitude -80 to +80 degrees. The data are available from 27 July 1970 (day of year 208) to 20 February 1973 (day of year 51). The channel 1 temperature monitoring system failed on June 15, 1970, thereby reducing the accuracy of the SCR data. Channels 3 and 4 became noisy and unusable on April 18, 1972. The principal investigator for the SCR experiment was Dr. John T. Houghton from Oxford University. This product was previously available from the NSSDC with the identifier ESAD-00096 (old ID 78-098A-10E).

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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-4 User's Guide. Users should cite this data product in their research.
    Collection Progress

    Complete

    Publication References
    • Remote sounding of atmospheric temperature from satellites. II: The selective chopper radiometer for Nimbus D
      1970-11-24

      Author(s) P.G. Abel, P.J. Ellis, J.T. Houghton, G. Peckham, C.D. Rodgers, S.D. Smith, E.J. Williamson

      Proc. R. Soc.

      Vol: A320

      Pages: 35-55

      DOI: 10.1098/rspa.1970.0196

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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
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    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-4
    Instruments
    • SCR
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

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    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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