TOMS/Nimbus-7 UV Reflectivity Daily and Monthly Zonal Means V008 (TOMSN7L3zref) at GES DISCEntry ID: GES_DISC_TOMSN7L3zref_V008
Abstract: This data product contains TOMS/Nimbus-7 UV Reflectivity Daily and Monthly Zonal Means Version 8 data in ASCII format.
The Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS) Version 8 Daily and Monthly Gridded Data consist of daily and monthly, global coverage of total column ozone, aerosol index, Lambertian effective reflectivity(Rayleigh corrected) and surface UV-B Erythemal irradiances.
Four ... TOMS instruments have been successfully flown on the following satellites: Nimbus-7 (Nov. 1978 - May 1993), Meteor-3 (Aug. 1991 - Dec. 1994), Earth Probe (July 1996 - current), and ADEOS (Sep. 1996 - June 1997).
Earth Probe, Meteor-3 and Nimbus-7 data are currently reprocessed using the Version-8 algorithm (http://toms.gsfc.nasa.gov/version8/v8toms_atbd.pdf) . These Version-8 data are archived at NASA Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC).
The total ozone, aerosol index, reflectivity data and UV-B Erythemal irradiances are mapped to a global grid of size 180 x 288 with a Lat/Lon resolution of 1.00 x 1.25 degrees. These data are also stored in the EOS Version of Hierarchical Data Format (HDF-EOS). HDF was developed by the National Center for Supercomputer Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
The GES DISC maintains an online Web-based system (Giovanni) for previewing the data, subsetting in ASCII format, and downloading the data and images. The URL for Giovanni is http://giovanni.gsfc.nasa.gov/.
The Level-2 data at instrument resolution(approx 50km x 50km pixel at nadir, in HDF5 EOS format) are also available from the GES DISC.
For more information regarding TOMS or other DAAC data sets please visit the GES DISC Home Page at http://disc.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/acdisc/ , or contact the DISC Help Desk at:
GES DISC Help Desk
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771
TOMS data are produced by the Laboratory for Atmospheres at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (Code 613). The Version-8 Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document (ATBD) is available from the TOMS site http://toms.gsfc.nasa.gov/version8/v8toms_atbd.pdf
For detailed information about the TOMS instrument, data, and ozone see the TOMS official Home Page at: http://toms.gsfc.nasa.gov/.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Government of Canada, Natural Resources Canada, Earth Sciences Sector, Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Directorate
Dataset Title: Climate Change in Canada - Impacts and Adaptation
Dataset Release Place: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Dataset Publisher: Government of Canada, Natural Resources Canada, Geological Survey of Canada, Terrain Sciences DivisionOnline Resource: http://adaptation.nrcan.gc.ca/index_e.php
Start Date: 1998-01-01
AGRICULTURE > AGRICULTURAL PLANT SCIENCE
AGRICULTURE > ANIMAL SCIENCE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE
BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS > EVOLUTIONARY ADAPTATION
CRYOSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > PERMAFROST
CRYOSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > SNOW/ICE TEMPERATURE
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT > WATER MANAGEMENT
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > SOCIAL BEHAVIOR > VULNERABILITY LEVELS/INDEX
ISO Topic Category
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints Crown copyright
Data Set Progress
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: adaptation at nrcan.gc.ca
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Province or State: Ontario
Postal Code: K1A 0E8
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2002-07-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-11-02
Future DIF Review Date: 2006-07-25