SBUV2/NOAA-16 Ozone Profile, Ozone Total Column 1-Orbit L2 200x200 km V008 (SBUV2N16O3) at GES DISCEntry ID: GES_DISC_SBUV2N16O3_V008
Abstract: The version 8 SBUV/2 NOAA-16 ozone data were first released at the 2004 Quadrennial Ozone Symposium on DVD. The DVD contained all of the SBUV/2 data from NOAA-9, NOAA-11 and NOAA-16 satellites as well as SBUV data from the Nimbus-7 satellite. The DVD is no longer available, however all the data are available on-line from the NASA GES DISC. The NOAA-16 SBUV/2 v8 data are available from 2000-10-03 ... to 2003-12-31. The instrument spatial resolution is 180 km x 180 km footprint at nadir. The ozone profiles are made at 21 pressure levels between 1000 and 0.1 hPa. Each data file contains a days worth of ozone measurements, and is written in an ASCII text format.
The SBUV/2 is a scanning double monochromator and a cloud cover radiometer (CCR) designed to measure ultraviolet (UV) spectral intensities. In its primary mode of operation, the monochromator measures solar radiation backscattered by the atmosphere in 12 discrete wavelength bands in the near-UV, ranging from 252.0 to 339.8 nanometers, each with a bandpass of 1.1 nm. The total-ozone algorithm uses the four longest wavelength bands (312.5, 317.5, 331.2 and 339.8 nm), whereas the profiling algorithm uses the shorter wavelengths. The cloud cover radiometer operates at 379 nm (i.e., outside the ozone absorption band) with a 3.0 nm bandpass and was designed to measure the reflectivity of the surface in the IFOV. The SBUV/2 also makes periodic measurements of the solar flux by deploying a diffuser plate into the FOV to reflect sunlight into the measurement.
Purpose: From these data, the following atmospheric properties can be deduced:
* The global and vertical distribution of stratospheric ozone.
* The structure and dynamics of stratospheric ozone.
* Photochemical processes and the influence of "trace" constituents on the ozone layer.
* Long-term solar activity in the Ultraviolet spectrum.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Flynn, Lawrence E., et al.
Dataset Title: SBUV2/NOAA-16 Ozone Profile, Ozone Total Column 1-Orbit L2 200x200 km
Dataset Series Name: SBUV2N16O3
Dataset Release Date: 2004-06-01
Dataset Release Place: Greenbelt, MD, USA
Dataset Publisher: NASA Goddard Earth Science Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC)
Data Presentation Form: Digital Science DataOnline Resource: http://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/datacollection/SBUV2N16O3_V008.html
Start Date: 2000-10-03Stop Date: 2003-12-31
Latitude Resolution: 180 km at nadir
Longitude Resolution: 180 km at nadir
Temporal Resolution: Daily with an 11 day repeat cycle.
ISO Topic Category
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: FTP/HTTP
Distribution Size: 390 MB
Distribution Format: ASCII
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: gsfc-help-disc at lists.nasa.gov
Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center Code 610.2 NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Phone: 301-763-8136 x131
Email: Lawrence.E.Flynn at noaa.gov
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: irina.v.gerasimov at nasa.gov
GES DISC NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Code 610.2
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
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DIF Creation Date: 2012-03-13
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-20
Future DIF Review Date: 2015-07-15