GOZCARDS Source Data for Temperature Monthly Zonal Averages on a Geodetic Latitude and Pressure Grid V1.00 GozSmlpT at GES DISCEntry ID: GES_DISC_GozSmlpT_V1
Abstract: The GOZCARDS Source Data for Temperature Monthly Zonal Averages on a Geodetic Latitude and Pressure Grid product (GozSmlpT) contains zonal means and related information (standard deviation, minimum/maximum value, etc.), calculated from the original products. The source Temperature data are from the GMAO MERRA model product DAS 3d analyzed state MAI6NVANA (v5.2.0; 1979 - onward). The vertical ... pressure range for Temperature are from 1000 – 0.015 hPa.
The GozSmlpT source data are written using the new netCDF4 enhanced model using CF-1 metadata attributes. The data variables are organized into a Group hierarchy structure. Global Attributes describing the data file (e.g. data start/end time, spatial extent, etc.) are located at the file/root level. Users can use netCDF enabled tools to view the data. Since netCDF4 is based on the HDF5 format, HDF5 readers will also work with these data files.
Parameters contained in the data files include the following:
Variable Name |Description |Units
/MERRA/average |Temperature Zonal Average from MERRA |(K)
End of parameter information
Purpose: GOZCARDS (Global OZone Chemistry And Related trace gas Data records for the Stratosphere) refers to a commonly-formatted Earth system data record (ESDR) for stratospheric composition, of high relevance to the issue of ozone decline and recovery. High-quality long-term ozone and related trace gas data records are needed to (a) evaluate and understand composition changes in the atmosphere and (b) constrain model representations of atmospheric dynamics and photochemistry.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: M. J. Schwartz, L. Froidevaux, R. A. Fuller, and S. Pawson
Dataset Title: GOZCARDS Source Data for Temperature Monthly Zonal Averages on a Geodetic Latitude and Pressure Grid
Dataset Release Date: 2013
Dataset Release Place: Greenbelt, MD, USA
Dataset Publisher: NASA Goddard Earth Science Data and Information Services Center
Data Presentation Form: Digital Science Data
Dataset DOI: 10.5067/MEASURES/GOZCARDS/DATA3023Online Resource: http://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/measures
Start Date: 1979-01-01Stop Date: 2012-12-31
Latitude Resolution: 10 degrees
Vertical Resolution: 3 km
Temporal Resolution: Monthly
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > SURFACE PRESSURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > SURFACE AIR TEMPERATURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > HUMIDITY
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > CONVECTION
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS
ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > RAIN
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > LONGWAVE RADIATION
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > SHORTWAVE RADIATION
BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > PHOTOSYNTHETICALLY ACTIVE RADIATION
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > INFRARED WAVELENGTHS > BRIGHTNESS TEMPERATURE
ISO Topic Category
Quality The data are provisional and subject to change as model improvements are implemented and new input data sets become available.
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints None
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: Online (HTTP)
Distribution Format: GRIB
Fees: No Fee
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: gsfc-help-disc at lists.nasa.gov
Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center Code 610.2 NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
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Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2012-11-19
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-01-18