LRIRN6L2IPAT_001

LRIR/Nimbus-6 Level 2 Inverted Profiles of Temperature and Ozone V001 (LRIRN6L2IPAT) at GES DISC

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  • Abstract
    LRIRN6L2IPAT is the Nimbus-6 Limb Radiance Inversion Radiometer (LRIR) Level 2 Inverted Profiles of Temperature and Ozone data product. The product contains daily profiles of temperature and ozone concentration profiles that were inverted from radiances measured in four spectral regions: two in the 15 micron carbon dioxide band; one in the 9.7 micron ozone band; and one located in the rotational water vapor band (23 to 27 microns). The calibrated radiances are also included in this product. There are a maximum of 13 orbits per day each with up to 115 profiles per orbit. LRIR is a limb profiler with spatial coverage from latitude -64 to +84 degrees. Vertical profiles are provided at 17 standard pressure levels (from 100 to 0.1 mbar, i.e., from 15 to 64 km) with about 1.5 km vertical resolution. The instrument operated successfully and data are available from 20 June 1975 to 6 January 1976. After this, the detector temperature began to rise rapidly, and the instrument was turned off. The principal investigator for the LRIR experiment was Dr. John Gille from NCAR. This product was previously available from the NSSDC with the identifier ESAD-00037 (old ID 75-052A-04A).

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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
    • On the Inversion of Limb Radiance Measurements I: Temperature and Thickness
      1971-11-01

      Author(s) J.C. Gille, and House F.B.

      J. Atmos. Sci.

      Vol: 28

      Pages: 1427-1442

      DOI: 10.1175/1520-0469(1971)028%3C1427%3AOTIOLR%3E2.0.CO;2

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    Science Keywords
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE
    • UPPER AIR TEMPERATURE
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY
    • OXYGEN COMPOUNDS
    • OZONE
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING
    • INFRARED WAVELENGTHS
    • INFRARED RADIANCE
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Ancillary Keywords
  • IPAT
ISO Topic Categories
  • CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Additional Attributes
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    The temporal coverage of individual data granules.
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Platforms
  • Earth Observation Satellites
    Nimbus-6
    Instruments
    • LRIR
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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