International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP) TOVS in Native Data Format
Entry ID: ISSCP_TOVS_NAT

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Summary
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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Geographic Coverage
 N: 90.0 S: -90.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Rossow, W.B.
Dataset Title: ISCCP_TOVS_NAT
Dataset Release Place: Hampton, VA
Dataset Publisher: Langley Research Center
Online Resource: https://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/project/isccp/isccp_table


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1980-12-01
Stop Date: 2009-12-31


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >SURFACE PRESSURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >AIR TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >SURFACE AIR TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >HUMIDITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >PRECIPITABLE WATER    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >WATER VAPOR    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD FREQUENCY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD TOP PRESSURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD TOP TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >OXYGEN COMPOUNDS >OZONE    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Platform
NOAA-10 >National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-10    [Information]
NOAA-11 >National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-11    [Information]
NOAA-12 >National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-12    [Information]
NOAA-14 >National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-14    [Information]
NOAA-7 >National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-7    [Information]
NOAA-8 >National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-8    [Information]
NOAA-9 >National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-9    [Information]


Instrument
TOVS >TIROS Operational Vertical Sounder    [Information]


Project
EOSDIS >Earth Observing System Data Information System    [Information]
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]
ISCCP >International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project    [Information]
REASON >Research, Education, and Applications Solution Network    [Information]


Keywords
TEMPERATURE PROFILES
WATER PROFILES
EOSDIS


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center
LARC_DAAC


Data Center
Atmospheric Science Data Center, Science Directorate, Langley Research Center, NASA    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/
Dataset ID: ISCCP_TOVS_NAT

Data Center Personnel
Name: ASDC USER SERVICES
Phone: 757-864-8656
Email: support-asdc at earthdata.nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Langley Atmospheric Science Data Center
User and Data Services
NASA Langley Research Center
Mail Stop 157D
City: Hampton
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 23681-2199
Country: USA


Langley Research Center Distributed Active Archive Center, Science Directorate, Langley Research Center, NASA    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/
Dataset ID: ISSCP_TOVS_NAT

Data Center Personnel
Name: ASDC USER SERVICES
Phone: 757-864-8656
Email: support-asdc at earthdata.nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Langley Atmospheric Science Data Center
User and Data Services
NASA Langley Research Center
Mail Stop 157D
City: Hampton
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 23681-2199
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: varies
Distribution_Format: native
Fees: none


Personnel
WILLIAM B. ROSSOW
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: wbrossow at ccny.cuny.edu
Contact Address:
NASA/Goddard Institute for Space Studies
2880 Broadway
City: New York
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 10025
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2001-05-21
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-04-07

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