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SBUV2/NOAA-16 Ozone Profile, Ozone Total Column 1-Orbit L2 200x200 km V008 (SBUV2N16O3) at GES DISCEntry ID: GES_DISC_SBUV2N16O3_V008
Abstract: The version 008 of the SBUV/2 instrument data was released at the 2004 Quadrennial Ozone Symposium on the DVD. The DVD contained SBUV/2 data from NOAA-09, NOAA-11 and NOAA-16 satellites as well as SBUV data from Nimbus-07 satellite.
The DVD is not available any more, however all the data is available on-line from the NASA GCFC GES DISC.
In the DVD there were some minor problems, e.g. wrong units ... in the figure captions of the images, December 31st data files included a few scans from the following day, January 1st. etc. See http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/stratosphere/sbuv2to/sbuv2to_... for the details.
The SBUV/2 is an operational remote sensor designed to map total ozone concentrations and the vertical distribution of ozone in the earth's atmosphere on a global scale. The purpose of the SBUV/2 instrument is to provide data on an operational basis, from which the distribution of ozone can be determined on the ground. The SBUV/2 system was chosen by NOAA because of the precision and reliability demonstrated by its predecessors, the SBUV and BUV, developed by NASA and flown on the NIMBUS-7 and NIMBUS-4 satellites, respectively.
The SBUV/2 contains a scanning double monochromator and a cloud cover radiometer (CCR) designed to measure ultraviolet (UV) spectral intensities. In its primary mode of operation, the monochromator measures solar radiation Backscattered by the atmosphere in 12 discrete wavelength bands in the near-UV, ranging from 252.0 to 339.8 nanometers, each with a bandpass of 1.1 nm. The total-ozone algorithm uses the four longest wavelength bands (312.5, 317.5, 331.2 and 339.8 nm), whereas the profiling algorithm uses the shorter wavelengths. The cloud cover radiometer operates at 379 nm (i.e., outside the ozone absorption band) with a 3.0 nm bandpass and was designed to measure the reflectivity of the surface in the IFOV. The SBUV/2 also makes periodic measurements of the solar flux by deploying a diffuser plate into the FOV to reflect sunlight into the measurement.
The monochromator and the cloud cover radiometer are mounted so that they look in the nadir direction with coincident FOV's of 11.3 by 11.3 degrees. As the satellite moves in a sun synchronous orbit, the FOV traces 160 km wide paths on the ground. The earth rotates approximately 26 degrees during each orbit. The satellite footprint moves at a speed of about 6 km/sec. In discrete mode, a set of 12 measurements, one for each discrete wavelength band, is taken every 32 seconds. The order of measurements is 252.0 to 339.9 nm and the integration time is 1.25 seconds per measurement. For each monochromator measurement, there is a cloud cover radiometer measurement.
The SBUV/2 instrument can also measure the solar irradiance or the atmospheric radiance with a continuous spectral scan from 160 to 400 nm in increments of nominally 0.148 nm.
Purpose: The purpose of the SBUV instrument is to measure the Solar irradiance and Earth radiance in the near ultraviolet spectrum. From these data, the following atmospheric properties can be deduced:
* The global and vertical distribution of stratospheric ozone.
* The structure and dynamics of stratospheric ozone.
* Photochemical processes and the influence of "trace" constituents on the ozone layer.
* Long-term solar activity in the Ultraviolet spectrum.
* Usable data can only be collected by the SBUV when it is integrated onto an afternoon spacecraft due to solar angle requirements.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: GES DISC
Dataset Title: SBUV2/NOAA-16 Ozone Profile, Ozone Total Column 1-Orbit L2 200x200 km
Dataset Release Place: Greenbelt, MD
Dataset Publisher: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Version: 008Online Resource: http://mirador.gsfc.nasa.gov/
Start Date: 2000-10-03Stop Date: 2003-12-31
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Data Set Progress
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
Phone: 301-763-8136 x131
Email: Lawrence.E.Flynn at noaa.gov
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: irina.v.gerasimov at nasa.gov
GES DISC NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Code 610.2
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
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DIF Creation Date: 2012-03-13
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-03-13