TOMS/Earth Probe Total Column Ozone Monthly L3 Global 1x1.25 deg Lat/Lon Grid V008 (TOMSEPL3mtoz) at GES DISCEntry ID: GES_DISC_TOMSEPL3mtoz_V008
Abstract: This data product contains TOMS/Earth Probe Total Column Ozone Monthly L3 Global 1x1.25 deg Lat/Lon Grid Version 8 data in ASCII format.
The Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS) Version 8 monthly global gridded data consist of total column ozone, aerosol index, Lambertian effective surface 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 the Goddard Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC).
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 DAAC 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 DAAC Home Page at http://disc.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/acdisc/ , or contact the DAAC Help Desk at:
GSFC DAAC 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: TOMS Science Team
Dataset Title: TOMS/Earth Probe Total Column Ozone Monthly L3 Global 1x1.25 deg Lat/Lon Grid
Dataset Series Name: TOMS Data
Dataset Release Place: Greenbelt, MD
Dataset Publisher: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Version: 008Online Resource: http://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/
Start Date: 1996-07-22Stop Date: 2005-12-31
Latitude Resolution: 1.0 Degrees
Longitude Resolution: 1.25 Degrees
Horizontal Resolution Range: 100 km - < 250 km or approximately 1 degree - < 2.5 degrees
Temporal Resolution: Monthly
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > AIR TEMPERATURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > WATER VAPOR
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > RADIATIVE FLUX
BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > CARBON
BIOSPHERE > VEGETATION > PHOTOSYNTHETICALLY ACTIVE RADIATION
LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL TEMPERATURE
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-09-13
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-05-23