SBUV/2 Product Master Files
Entry ID: gov.noaa.class.SBUVPMF

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Abstract: ABSTRACT: The Solar Backscatter Ultraviolet Radiometer-2 (SBUV/2) is an operational remote sensor designed to map, on a global scale, total ozone concentrations and the vertical distribution of ozone in the earth's atmosphere. The Product Master File (PMF) contains ozone information located in space and time, other meteorological information developed in support of the ozone computation, ... View entire text

Purpose: PURPOSE: For ozone research. Knowledge of the temporal and spatial distribution of atmospheric ozone is important since ozone strongly absorbs solar ultraviolet energy and prevents this harmful radiation from reaching the earth's surface.
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Description: Download options for products derived from Solar Backscatter Ultraviolet Radiometer-2 (SBUV/2) and archived at CLASS/NOAA.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

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: SBUV/2 Product Master Files
Dataset Release Date: 1985-03-14
Dataset Release Place: Suitland, MD
Dataset Publisher: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/OSDPD > Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Data Presentation Form: raster digital data
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1985-03-14
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 11.3 Decimal degrees
Longitude Resolution: 11.3 Decimal degrees
Horizontal Resolution Range: > 1000 km or > 10 degrees
Quality ATTRIBUTE ACCURACY REPORT: This is an operational dataset which uses the best available calibration at the time of data collection. Follow-on reprocessing is done the NESDIS/ORA in conjunction with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center which carefully takes into account instrument performance and inter-satellite comparison. Users who are doing trend studies should consider using the reprocessed ... View entire text
Access Constraints ACCESS CONSTRAINTS: None

DISTRIBUTION LIABILITY: Disclaimer - While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of the current state of the art, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.
Use Constraints Please reference NOAA/NESDIS if you use this data in publication.
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Data Center
Comprehensive Large Array-data Stewardship System, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Email: info at
Contact Address:
151 Patton Avenue
City: Asheville
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Country: USA
Distribution Format: Binary current
Fees: Please See Summary

Distribution Format: BUFR
Fees: Please See Summary
Phone: (301) 763-8142 x145
Fax: (301) 899-9196
Email: Donna.McNamara at
Contact Address:
5200 Auth Rd., Room 510
City: Camp Springs
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20746
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-09-10
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-11-02
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