Microwave Integrated Retrieval System Orbital DataEntry ID: gov.noaa.class.MIRS_ORB
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The MIRS was developed with an end-to-end capability of calibrating and characterizing the radiances measured from satellite-based microwave instruments and retrieving the environmental data records with state of the art algorithm science. This system is an upgrade from the NESDIS operational Microwave Surface and Precipitation Products System (MSPPS) and is a one-stop resource for ... microwave-derived products from various polar-orbiting satellite instrument configurations. The MIRS is capable of optimally retrieving atmospheric and surface state parameters and provides physical-based retrievals/products in a consistent fashion. It is also designed to be instrument/spectrum-independent, parameter-independent, and platform-independent. The MIRS produces advanced near-real-time operational surface and precipitation products in all-weather and over all-surface conditions using brightness temperatures from multiple microwave instruments. Current instruments are the Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit-A (AMSU-A) and the Microwave Humidity Sounder (MHS) onboard NOAA-18 and MetOp-A satellites and the Special Sensor Microwave Imager/Sounder (SSMIS) aboard the DMSP 5D-2/F16 satellite. Current operational Sounding Products are temperature, moisture, and hydrometeor profiles over ocean and land available in the HDF-EOS and NetCDF profile format. Current operational Precipitation and Surface Products are total precipitable water over ocean and land, land surface temperature, land surface emissivity, cloud liquid water, sea ice concentration, snow water equivalent, snow cover, ice water path, rain water path, and rainfall rate available in the HDF-EOS and NetCDF image format.
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: MIRS Orbital Datatypes: * MIRS AMSU-A / MHS Orbital Level-2 Sounding Products * MIRS AMSU-A / MHS Orbital Level-2 Precipitation and Surface Products * MIRS SSMIS Orbital Level-2 Precipitation and Surface Products HDF-EOS Format * MIRS SSMIS Orbital Level-2 Sounding Products HDF-EOS Format
CURRENTNESS REFERENCE: ground condition
SPATIAL DATA ORGANIZATION INFORMATION
Direct Spatial Reference: Raster
Raster Object Type: Swath
Data Set ID Format: ______File_name_format_is:____*PROCESSING-CENTER.PROJECT-ID.VERSION.PRODUCT-TYPE.SENSOR-ID.SPACECRAFT_ID.YEAR-DAY.START-TIME.STOP-TIME.PROCESSING-BLOCK-ID.SOURCE.FILE-TYPE__________For_more_details_go_to_help_pages_at_http://www.class.noaa.gov. ____
Fees: Electronic download (FTP) of the data is free. There is a fee for copies of data on physical media. Optical disks are $25.00 per unit and magnetic tape is $100 per unit. Price does not include additional service and handling costs.
Purpose: PURPOSE: To produce environmental data to support operational and scientific research needs for precipitation and surface products using brightness temperatures from microwave instruments.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/OSDPD/SSD > Satellite Services Division, Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Dataset Title: Microwave Integrated Retrieval System Orbital Data
Dataset Release Date: 2007-08-30
Version: version 4.0
Data Presentation Form: Raster Digital DataOnline Resource: http://www.class.noaa.gov/nsaa/products/search?sub_id=0&datatype_fa...
Start Date: 2007-08-30
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > TEMPERATURE PROFILES
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > PRECIPITABLE WATER
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > WATER VAPOR PROFILES
ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS
ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > PRECIPITATION AMOUNT
ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION > PRECIPITATION RATE
ATMOSPHERE > PRECIPITATION
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > SNOW COVER
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > SNOW WATER EQUIVALENT
LAND SURFACE > LAND TEMPERATURE
LAND SURFACE > SURFACE RADIATIVE PROPERTIES > EMISSIVITY
OCEANS > SEA ICE > SEA ICE CONCENTRATION
Quality For more information on potential sensor-related anomalies, consult the following URL: http://landweb.nascom.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/QA_WWW/newPage.cgi?fileName=...
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints None
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: ~0.5 MB
Distribution Format: HDF-EOS
Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) publications written by the MODIS Science Team: [available online at http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov/sci_team/pubs/]
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2000, MODIS data products catalog (EOS AM platform): [Greenbelt, Maryland], Goddard Space Flight Center, http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/dataprod/index.php.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2000, EOS Reference Handbook, a Guide to NASA's Earth Science Enterprise and the Earth Observing System: Greenbelt, Maryland, Goddard Space Flight Center, 256 p. [available online in pdf format at http://eospso.gsfc.nasa.gov/ftp_docs/data_products_vol2.pdf].
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2010-04-15
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-01-31