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SAMS/Nimbus-7 Level 3 Gridded Retrieval Temperature Data V001 (SAMSN7L3GRIDT) at GES DISC

SAMSN7L3GRIDT is the Nimbus-7 Stratospheric and Mesospheric Sounder (SAMS) Level 3 Gridded Retrieval Temperature Data Product. The Earth's surface is divided into 2.5 deg latitude by 10 deg longitude grids that extend from 50 deg South to 67.5 deg North. The data are stored in two different record types. The first contains temperatures at all 62 retrieved pressure levels between 246 and 0.0012 mbar, and the second contains temperature and error values at 10 standard pressure levels: 100, 30, 10, 3, 1, 0.3, 0.1, 0.03, 0.01 and 0.003 mbar. The data were recovered from the original magnetic tapes, and are now stored online as daily files in their original proprietary binary format. The data for this product are available from 24 December 1978 through 9 June 1983. The principal investigators for the SAMS experiment were Prof. John T. Houghton and Dr. Fredric W. Taylor from Oxford University. This product was previously available from the NSSDC with the identifier ESAD-00016 (old ID 78-098A-02B).

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