Scanning Multichannel Microwave Radiometer (SMMR) Monthly Mean Integrated Water Vapor (IWV) By PrabhakaraEntry ID: SMMR_IWV_PRABHAKARA
Abstract: SMMR_IWV_PRABHAKARA data are Special Multichannel Microwave Radiometer (SMMR) Monthly Mean Integrated Water Vapor (IWV) data by Prabhakara.
The Scanning Multichannel Microwave Radiometer (SMMR) Prabhakara integrated atmospheric water vapor (IWV) files were generated by Dr. Prabhakara Cuddapah at the Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) using SMMR Antenna Temperatures. A discussion of the SMMR Antenna Temperatures is available from the Langley Research Center Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC). Each IWV file contains one month of 3 degree by 5 degree gridded mean water vapor. A scale factor of 0.1 must be applied to convert the data into units of g/cm2. The data spans the period from October 1979 to September 1983.
Start Date: 1979-10-01Stop Date: 1983-09-30
Latitude Resolution: 3 Degree
Longitude Resolution: 5 Degree
Horizontal Resolution Range: 500 km - < 1000 km or approximately 5 degrees - < 10 degrees
Temporal Resolution: Monthly
Temporal Resolution Range: Monthly - < Annual
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Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: Michael.Goodman at nasa.gov
Global Hydrology and Climate Center 320 Sparkman Dr
Province or State: AL
Postal Code: 35805
Phone: (301) 286 5390
Fax: (301) 286 1759
Email: cuddapah at climate.gsfc.nasa.gov
Code 913 Climate and Radiation Branch Laboratory for Atmosphere GSFC, NASA
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Prabhakara, C., H. D. Chang, and T. C. Chang, 1982: Remote Sensing of
Precipitable Water over the Oceans from Nimbus 7 Microwave
Measurements. J. Appl. Meteor., Vol. 21, No. 1, 59-68.
Prabhakara, C., G. Dalu, J. J. Nucciarone, and G. L. Liberti, 1992:
Rainfall over Oceans: Remote Sensing from Satellite Microwave
Radiometers. Meteorol, Atmos. Phys., 47, 177-199.
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Last DIF Revision Date: 2015-08-06