AVHRR Pathfinder Atmosphere (PATMOS) Data Set
Entry ID: NOAA_AVHRR_PATMOS

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Summary
Abstract: The AVHRR Pathfinder Atmosphere (PATMOS) Project is a NOAA/NESDIS
activity in support of the NOAA/NASA Pathfinder Program. Its original
objective was to reprocess all afternoon AVHRR data from NOAA
satellites from 1994 back to 1981. Operational algorithms are applied
to radiance data corrected for calibration drift to produce a
consistent record of atmospheric parameters for climate change studies.
The output products are available on an equal area grid with resolution
of 110 km, sampled twice daily, and averaged over five day (pentad) and
monthly periods. The data set production continued beyond 1994.

Geographic Coverage
 N: 90.0 S: -90.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Stowe, L., H. Jacobowitz, P. Topoly, A. Kidd
Dataset Title: AVHRR Pathfinder Atmosphere (PATMOS) Data Set
Dataset Release Date: 1998
Dataset Publisher: NOAA/NESDIS
Online Resource: http://dss.ucar.edu/datasets/ds702.0/


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1981-07-01
Stop Date: 1994-08-31


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL


Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 110 km
Longitude Resolution: 110 km
Temporal Resolution: pentad, monthly


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >AEROSOLS >AEROSOL EXTINCTION >AEROSOL OPTICAL THICKNESS OVER OCEANS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD FREQUENCY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >OPTICAL DEPTH/THICKNESS >AEROSOL OPTICAL THICKNESS OVER OCEANS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >OUTGOING LONGWAVE RADIATION >ALL-SKY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >OUTGOING LONGWAVE RADIATION >CLEAR-SKY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >RADIATIVE FLUX >ABSORBED SOLAR FLUX (ALL-SKY)    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >RADIATIVE FLUX >ABSORBED SOLAR FLUX (CLEAR-SKY)    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >SOLAR RADIATION    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Platform
NOAA POES >NOAA Polar Orbiting Environmental Satellites    [Information]


Instrument
AVHRR >Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer    [Information]


Project
NOAA/NASA PATHFINDER >NOAA/NASA Pathfinder Program    [Information]


Keywords
CLIMATE CHANGE
PATHFINDER
PATMOS


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Originating Center
NOAA/NESDIS/OSDPD


Data Center
Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.osdpd.noaa.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: ALEX KIDD
Phone: 301-763-8598
Fax: 301-763-8388
Email: akidd at nesdis.noaa.gov
Contact Address:
NOAA/NESDIS
5627 Allentown Road
Suite 100
City: Suitland
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20746
Country: USA


Personnel
HERBERT JACOBOWITZ
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 301-763-8053 x113
Fax: 301-763-8108
Email: Herbert.Jacobowitz at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
NOAA/NESDIS
5200 Auth Rd.
City: Camp Springs
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20746-4304
Country: USA


ALEX KIDD
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 301-763-8598
Fax: 301-763-8388
Email: akidd at nesdis.noaa.gov
Contact Address:
NOAA/NESDIS
5627 Allentown Road
Suite 100
City: Suitland
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20746
Country: USA


LARRY L. STOWE
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: (301) 763-8053
Fax: 301-763-8108
Email: lstowe at nesdsis.noaa.gov
Contact Address:
NOAA/NESDIS
5200 Auth Rd.
City: Camp Springs
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20746-4304
Country: USA


PETER TOPOLY
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 301-763-8597
Fax: 301-763-8388
Email: ptopoly at nesdis.noaa.gov
Contact Address:
NOAA/NESDIS
5627 Allentown Road
Suite 100
City: Suitland
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20746
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-02-23

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