GOZCARDS Source Data for Hydrogen Chloride Monthly Zonal Means on a Geodetic Latitude and Pressure Grid V1.01 GozSmlpHCl at GES DISCEntry ID: GES_DISC_GozSmlpHCl_V1
Abstract: The GOZCARDS Source Data for Hydrogen Chloride Monthly Zonal Averages on a Geodetic Latitude and Pressure Grid product (GozSmlpHCl) contains zonal means and related information (standard deviation, minimum/maximum value, etc.), calculated from original (‘Level 2’ type) satellite instruments and products. The source HCl data are from the following satellite instruments: HALOE (v19; 1991 - 2005), ... ACE-FTS (v2.2u; 2004 - onward), and Aura MLS (v3.3; 2004 - onward). The vertical pressure range for HCl is from 147 to 0.5 hPa. The source data are used to create a merged product contained in a separate data product with the short name GozMmlpHCl.
The GozSmlpHCl source data are written using the new netCDF4 enhanced model using CF-1 metadata attributes. The data variables are organized into a Group hierarchy structure. Global Attributes describing the data file (e.g. data start/end time, spatial extent, etc.) are located at the file/root level. Users can use netCDF enabled tools to view the data. Since netCDF4 is based on the HDF5 format, HDF5 readers will also work with these data files.
Parameters contained in the data files include the following:
Variable Name |Description |Units
/HALOE/average |Hydrogen Chloride Zonal Average from HALOE |(mol/mol)
/ACE-FTS/average |Hydrogen Chloride Zonal Average from ACE-FTS |(mol/mol)
/Aura MLS/average|Hydrogen Chloride Zonal Average from Aura MLS|(mol/mol)
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Purpose: GOZCARDS (Global OZone Chemistry And Related trace gas Data records for the Stratosphere) refers to a commonly-formatted Earth system data record (ESDR) for stratospheric composition, of high relevance to the issue of ozone decline and recovery. High-quality long-term ozone and related trace gas data records are needed to (a) evaluate and understand composition changes in the atmosphere and (b) constrain model representations of atmospheric dynamics and photochemistry.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: JAXA
Dataset Title: ADEOS OCTS GAC Level 3 Binned Map Weekly Ocean Color Product (OCC)
Dataset Release Date: 1996-08-17
Version: Latest Version
Start Date: 1996-08-17Stop Date: 1997-06-30
Horizontal Resolution Range: 1 meter - < 30 meters
Distribution Media: DVD-R
Distribution Media: Online Download
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2012-08-21
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-09-10