Microwave Integrated Retrieval System Daily Mapped FilesEntry ID: gov.noaa.class.MIRS_MAP
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 mapped 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, liquid water path, and rainfall rate available in HDF-EOS 4 format.
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: TBD
CURRENTNESS REFERENCE: ground condition
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: TBD
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 Daily Mapped Files
Dataset Release Date: 2009-03-31
Version: version 4.0
Data Presentation Form: GridOnline Resource: http://www.class.noaa.gov/saa/products/search?sub_id=0&datatype_fam...
Start Date: 2008-09-01
ISO Topic Category
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 missions 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 Acknowledgement of the data originator when using the data item as a source is requested.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Format: HDF-EOS Grid HDF4.1r5 and HDF-EOS2.9v1.00
Fees: Please See Summary
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (301) 763-8142 ext 125
Fax: (301) 899-9196
Email: Limin.Zhao at noaa.gov
WWBG Bldg, 5200 Auth Rd, Rm 510
City: Camp Springs
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20746-4304
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (303) 497-5099
Fax: (303) 497-6513
Email: Anna.Milan at noaa.gov
325 Broadway, Mail Code E/GC4
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80305-3328
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-08-13
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-11-03