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Orbit Track Nitric Oxide Density Profiles from the Solar Mesosphere Explorer (SME)
Entry ID: 81-100A-01FG

Abstract: The SME orbit track nitric oxide data sets were derived from radiance
measurements made by the UV ozone spectrometer at 2650.7 and 2964.3
Ang. The nitric oxide densities are given on altitude surfaces from
100 to 160 km at 3-1/3-km intervals. There are two sets of data, one
on a grid of magnetic latitudes and the other on geographic latitudes.
Each set contains 19 altitude levels and 37 latitudes, ranging from 90
S to 90 N in 5 degree increments. Each set also includes longitudes
and solar zenith angles.

There are three tapes each for the entire set of orbital track nitric
oxide data on magnetic and geographic latitude grids, respectively,
covering the period January 6, 1982 through December 11, 1986.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 85.0   S: -85.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: NG, C
Dataset Title: Orbit Track Nitric Oxide Density Profiles from the Solar Mesosphere Explorer (SME)
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1982-01-06
Stop Date: 1986-12-11
Originating Center
Data Center
National Space Science Data Center, Space Science Data Operation Office, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:
Dataset ID: 81-100A-01F > Orbital NO Density Pfl, Magnetic Lat
Dataset ID: 81-100A-01G > Orbital NO Density Pfl, Geographic Lat

Data Center Personnel
Email: nssdc-request at
Contact Address:
National Space Science Data Center
NSSDC/Code 633.4
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Email: Charles.Barth at
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Unknown (Unknown), Special section on Solar Mesosphere Explorer, Geophys. Res. Lett., 10, 237-268, 1983

Unknown (Unknown), Special section on Solar Mesosphere Explorer, J. Geophys. Res., 10, 1984
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18

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