Nimbus-2 Level 2 Medium Resolution Infrared Radiometer (MRIR) V001 (MRIRN2L2) at GES DISC
Entry ID: GES_DISC_MRIRN2L2_V001

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Summary
Abstract: The Nimbus II Medium Resolution Infrared Radiometer (MRIR) was designed to measure electromagnetic radiation emitted and reflected from the earth and its atmosphere at 5 wavelengths.

The five wavelengths regions are as follows:

6.7 to 6.9 microns- This channel covers the 6.7 micron water vapor absorption band. Its purpose is to provide information on water vapor distribution in the upper troposphere and, in conjunction with the other channels to provide relative humidities at these altitudes

10 to 11 microns - microns- This channel measures surface or near surface temperatures over clear portions of the atmosphere. It also provides cloud cover and cloud height information (day and night).

14 to 16 microns – This channel, centered about the strong absorption band of C02 at 15 microns, measures radiation which emanates primarily from the stratosphere.

5 to 30 microns – This channel measures the emitted long wavelength infrared energy and, in conjunction with the reflected solar radiation channel furnishes data on the heat budget of the planet.

0.2 to 4.0 microns – This channel covers more than 99% of the solar spectrum and yields information on the intensity of the reflected solar energy from the earth and its atmosphere.


The Nimbus II HRIR data are stored in a binary TAP format (proprietary Tape emulated format).


The MRIR instrument was launched on the Nimbus-2 satellite and was operational
from May 15, 1966 through July 28, 1966.

[Summary Extracted from the Nimbus II users' guide]

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Link: GET DATA
Description: Obtain Version 1 MRIR level 2 data.


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Geographic Coverage
 N: 80.8 S: -80.8  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Dataset Title: Nimbus-2 Level 2 Medium Resolution Infrared Radiometer (MRIR)
Dataset Release Date: May 20, 2009
Dataset Release Place: Greenbelt, MD, USA
Dataset Publisher: Goddard Earth Science Data and Information Services(GES DISC)
Version: 001
Data Presentation Form: Digital Science Data
Online Resource: http://reverb.echo.nasa.gov/reverb/#utf8=%E2%9C%93&spatial_map=sate...


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1966-05-15
Stop Date: 1966-07-28


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
VERTICAL LOCATION > LAND SURFACE
VERTICAL LOCATION > STRATOSPHERE
VERTICAL LOCATION > TROPOSPHERE


Data Resolution


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >AIR TEMPERATURE    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Platform
NIMBUS-2    [Information]


Instrument
MRIR NIMBUS-2 >Medium-Resolution Infrared Radiometer on NIMBUS-2    [Information]


Project
EOSDIS >Earth Observing System Data Information System    [Information]
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]
CWIC >CEOS WGISS Integrated Catalog    [Information]


Use Constraints
Please cite the dataset originator if you use this data.


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Data Center
Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (formerly Goddard DAAC), Global Change Data Center, Earth Sciences Division, Science and Exploration Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/
Dataset ID: Nimbus 2/HRIR

Data Center Personnel
Name: GES DISC HELP DESK SUPPORT GROUP
Phone: 301-614-5224
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: gsfc-help-disc at lists.nasa.gov
Contact Address:
Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center
Code 610.2
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: Online (FTP)
Distribution_Format: 36 bit IBM binary format
Fees: No Fee


Personnel
JEAN-JACQUES PHILIPPE BEDET
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 301-614-5003
Fax: 301-614-5304
Email: jean-jacques.p.bedet at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center
Code 610.2
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-04-21
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-03-06

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