Inverted Radiance Profile and Mixing Ratio Data (LAIPAT) from NIMBUS-7 LIMSEntry ID: MR_LN7-2
Abstract: This data set contains corrected IR radiance profiles from the Nimbus-7 Limb
Infrared Monitor of the Stratosphere (LIMS). The data were derived from the
Radiance Archival Tapes (RAT) files. The data set contains inverted daily
profiles of temperature, and mixing ratios for ozone, water vapor, nitric acid,
and nitrogen dioxide, all as a function of pressure. In addition, earth
location, time, ... cloudtop, and housekeeping information are included.
Radiances are corrected and profiled at 4-deg latitude zones from 64 deg S.
to 84 deg N. Vertical coverage extends from approximately 10 to 50 km, with
the ozone channel measuring through the lower mesosphere to 65 km.
Each LAIPAT tape contains 2 to 6 days of data, covering the period from
October 26, 1978, through May 28, 1979. This data is used to generate
another LIMS data product, called Master Archival Tape (LAMAT), which
contains daily global maps of 6 atmospheric parameters, given in the
form of Fourier Coefficients. The NCDS ID for LAMAT is MR/LN7.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: RUSSELL III, J
Dataset Title: Inverted Radiance Profile and Mixing Ratio Data (LAIPAT) from NIMBUS-7 LIMSOnline Resource: http://daac.gsfc.nasa.gov
Start Date: 1978-10-26Stop Date: 1979-05-28
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY > TRACE GASES/TRACE SPECIES
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > AIR TEMPERATURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > HUMIDITY
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > WATER VAPOR
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > INFRARED WAVELENGTHS > INFRARED RADIANCE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY > NITROGEN COMPOUNDS > NITRIC ACID
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY > NITROGEN COMPOUNDS > NITROGEN DIOXIDE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY > OXYGEN COMPOUNDS > OZONE
AIM Mission Principal Investigator
NOPS Tape Specification - T564021. Rev.E, July 1981. NASA/GSFC (sent as
part of the data information packet).
GSFC, 1978. The Nimbus-7 Users Guide. NASA/GSFC. Greenbelt, Maryland.
Bailey, P.L., and J.C. Gille, 1986. 'The Inversion of Limb Radiance
Measurements - An Operational Algorithm.' J. Geophys. Res. 91:2757-2774
Russell, J.A.,III, S. Solomon, M.P. McCormick, A.J. Miller, J.J. Barnett,
R.L.Jones, and D.W. Rusch, September 1986. 'Middle Atmosphere Composition
Revealed by Satellite Observations.' Mid. Atmos. Prog. 22:1-302.
Russell, J.M., J.C. Gille, E.E. Remsberg, L.L. Gordley, P.L. Bailey,
H. Fisher, A. Girard, S.R. Drayson, W.F.J. Evans and J.E. Harries, 1984.
'Validation of Water Vapor Results Measured by the LImb Infrared Monitor
of the Stratosphere (LIMS) experiment on Nimbus-7.' J. Geophys. Res.
Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2006-02-17