International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) TOVS in Native Data FormatEntry ID: ISSCP_TOVS_NAT
Abstract: The ISCCP_TOVS_NAT data set is a daily, global description of the ozone, temperature and humidity distributions obtained from the analysis of data from the TIROS Operational Vertical Sounder (TOVS) system. TOVS Data Set contents include atmosphere and surface data including temperature structure, water, and ozone abundances obtained from the TIROS Operational Vertical Sounding Product and ... supplemented by two climatologies.
The ISCCP_TOVS_NAT data set contains information concerning the atmospheric temperature and humidity profiles and the ozone column abundance. This data set is composed of 3 types of data files, CLIM MONTHLY which contains the monthly climatological data obtained from balloon observations, TOVS MONTHLY which contains the monthly climatological data computed from the daily TOVS values, and TOVS DAILY which contains the daily composite of the TOVS Sounding Product.
The data were collected on a global equal-area grid with the cell area equivalent to 2.5 deg. latitude/longitude at the equator. The grid begins at the South Pole with the intersection of the Greenwich meridian (0 deg. longitude) and the South Pole as a cell corner.
The TIROS Operational Vertical Sounder (TOVS) system flew on the NOAA Operational Polar Orbiting Satellite series. The measurements from the High Resolution Infrared Radiation Sounder (HIRS/2), the Stratospheric Sounding Unit (SSU), and the Microwave Sounding Unit (MSU) were processed by NOAA to produce the TOVS Sounding Product.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Rossow, W.B.
Dataset Title: ISCCP_TOVS_NAT
Dataset Release Place: Hampton, VA
Dataset Publisher: Langley Research CenterOnline Resource: https://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/project/isccp/isccp_table
Start Date: 1980-12-01Stop Date: 2009-12-31
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE > SURFACE PRESSURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > AIR TEMPERATURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > SURFACE AIR TEMPERATURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > HUMIDITY
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > PRECIPITABLE WATER
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > WATER VAPOR
ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD PROPERTIES > CLOUD FREQUENCY
ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD PROPERTIES > CLOUD TOP PRESSURE
ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD PROPERTIES > CLOUD TOP TEMPERATURE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY > OXYGEN COMPOUNDS > OZONE
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Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: varies
Distribution Format: native
Email: wbrossow at ccny.cuny.edu
NASA/Goddard Institute for Space Studies 2880 Broadway
City: New York
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 10025
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2001-05-21
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-10-28