BUV/Nimbus-04 Ozone (O3) Profile and Total Column Ozone Monthly L3 Global 5.0deg Lat Zones V1 BUVN04L3zm at GES DISC
Entry ID: GES_DISC_BUVN04L3zm_V1
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The Solar Backscattered Ultra Violet (SBUV) from Nimbus-4 Level-3 monthly zonal mean (MZM) product (BUVN04L3zm) is derived from the Level-2 retrieved ozone profiles. Ozone retrievals are generated from the v8.6 SBUV algorithm. A Level-3 MZM file computes zonal means covering 5 degree latitude bands for each calendar month. For this product there are 72 months of data from May 1970 through April 1976. There are a total of 36 latitudinal bands, 18 in each hemisphere. Profile data are provided at 21 layers from 1013.25, 639.318, 403.382,254.517, 160.589, 101.325,63.9317, 40.3382, 25.4517, 16.0589, 10.1325, 6.39317,4.03382, 2.54517, 1.60589, 1.01325,0.639317, 0.403382, 0.254517, 0.160589 and 0.101325 hPa (measured at bottom of layer). NOTE: Some profiles have 20 layers and do not report the top most layer. Mixing ratios are reported at 15 layers from 0.5, 0.7, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0, 7.0, 10.0, 15.0, 20.0, 30.0, 40.0 and 50.0 hPa (measured at middle of layer). |
The MZM product averages retrievals that meet the criteria for a good retrieval as determined by error flags in the Level 2 data. A good retrieval is defined as satisfying the following conditions:
1) Profile Error Flag = 0 or 1 (0 = good retrieval; 1 = solar zenith angle > 84 deg.)
2) Total Error Flags = 0, 1, 2 or 5 (0 = good retrieval; 1 = not used; 2 = solar zenith angle > 84 deg; large discrepancy between profile total and best total ozone)
NOTE - Total error flag = 5 is anomalously applied at high latitudes and high solar zenith angle where B-Pair total ozone estimate is not as reliable as profile under these conditions. This error flag may be removed in future version of algorithm.
The zonal means computed for each month are screened according to the following statistical criteria:
1) number of good retrievals for the month greater than or equal to 2/3 of the samples for a nominal month.
2) mean latitude of good retrievals less than or equal to 1 degree from center of latitude band.
3) mean time of good retrievals less than or equal to 4 days from center of month (i.e., day = 15)
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Data Set Citation
Richard D. McPeters
Dataset Title: BUV/Nimbus-04 Ozone (O3) Profile and Total Column Ozone Monthly L3 Global 5.0deg Lat Zones
Dataset Release Date: 2012-02-15
Dataset Release Place: Greenbelt, MD, USA
Dataset Publisher: Goddard Earth Science Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC)
Data Presentation Form: Digital Science Data
Dataset DOI: 10.5067/MEASURES/OZONE/DATA301
Online Resource: http://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/measures
|Start Date: 1970-05-01|
|Stop Date: 1976-04-30|
VERTICAL LOCATION > STRATOSPHERE
VERTICAL LOCATION > TROPOSPHERE
Temporal Resolution: Monthly
|ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >OXYGEN COMPOUNDS >OZONE [Definition]|
ISO Topic Category
|BUV >Backscatter Ultraviolet [Information]|
|EOSDIS >Earth Observing System Data Information System [Information]|
|ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program [Information]|
|MEASURES >Making Earth Science Data Records for Use in Research Environments [Information]|
Data Set Progress
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
Data Center URL: http://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/
Distribution_Size: 7 MB
MCPETERS, PH. D |
Email: richard.d.mcpeters at nasa.gov
Goddard Space Flight Center
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: James.Johnson at nasa.gov
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
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