Nimbus-2 Medium-Resolution Infrared Radiometer (MRIR) Imagery of the Earth and Atmosphere at Daytime on 4 x 5 inch Film Sheets (MRIRN2IM) at GES DISCEntry ID: GES_DISC_MRIRN2IM_V001
Abstract: The MRIRN2IM data product consists of 4 x 5 inch photographic film sheets from the Nimbus-2 Medium Resolution Infrared Radiometer. Each film sheet contains an entire orbit (daylight portion) of data measured at five wavelength bands: 6.4-6.9, 10-11, 14-16, 5-30, and 0.2-4.0 micrometers. There are also associated latitude grids, time, and gray scales representing different temperatures. The images ... are saved as JPEG 2000 digital files. About 3 weeks of images are archived into a TAR file. The processing techniques used to produce the data set and a full description of the data set are contained in section 4.3.4 of the "Nimbus II Users' Guide."
The Nimbus 2 Medium-Resolution Infrared Radiometer (MRIR) experiment measured the intensity and distribution of electromagnetic radiation emitted by and reflected from the earth and its atmosphere in five selected wavelength intervals from 0.2 to 30 micrometers. Data for heat balance of the earth-atmosphere system were obtained, as well as measurements of water vapor distribution, surface or near-surface temperatures, and seasonal changes of stratospheric temperature distribution. The MRIR experiment was successful, and good data were obtained from launch on May 15 1966 until the recorder failed on July 29, 1966.
Purpose: These images can be used to supplement the radiance data files from the MRIRN2L2 data product.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Dataset Title: Nimbus-2 Medium-Resolution Infrared Radiometer (MRIR) Imagery of the Earth and Atmosphere at Daytime on 4 x 5 inch Film Sheets
Dataset Release Place: Greenbelt, MD, USA
Dataset Publisher: Goddard Earth Science Data and Information Services (GES DISC)
Data Presentation Form: Digital Science Data
Start Date: 1966-05-15Stop Date: 1966-07-28
Horizontal Resolution Range: 10 km - < 50 km or approximately .09 degree - < .5 degree
Temporal Resolution: Approx 1 hour (daytime orbit)
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Use Constraints Please cite the dataset originator if you use this data.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: Online (FTP)
Distribution Size: approx. 650 MB per TAR file containing 2.5 MB images
Distribution Format: TAR containing JPEG 2000 images
Fees: No Fee
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: James.Johnson at nasa.gov
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Code 610.2
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
GSFC (1966), Nimbus II Users' Guide
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-07-19
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-07-27