Nimbus-2 Level 2 Medium Resolution Infrared Radiometer (MRIR) V001 (MRIRN2L2) at GES DISCEntry ID: GES_DISC_MRIRN2L2_V001
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 - 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]
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)
Data Presentation Form: Digital Science DataOnline Resource: http://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/datacollection/MRIRN2L2_V001.html
Start Date: 1966-05-15Stop Date: 1966-07-28
Horizontal Resolution Range: 10 km - < 50 km or approximately .09 degree - < .5 degree
ISO Topic Category
Use Constraints Please cite the dataset originator if you use this data.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: Online (FTP)
Distribution Format: 36 bit IBM binary format
Fees: No Fee
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: jean-jacques.p.bedet at nasa.gov
Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center Code 610.2 NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-04-21
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-20
Future DIF Review Date: 2015-08-20