Earth Radiation Budget Master Archival Tape (MAT) from NIMBUS-7 ERB
Entry ID: RB2_EN7-3

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Summary
Abstract: Earth Radiation Budget (ERB) instrument consists of three separate elements with a total of 22 sensors: a ten channel solar telescope, 4 fixed wide field of view (WFOV) sensors that view the entire visible disk of the Earth, and an 8 channel (4 telescopes, 2 spectral windows, 0.2 - 4.8 microns and 4.5 - 50 microns) narrow field of view (NFOV) scanner.

The Master Archival Tape (MAT) contains calibrated, earth-located radiances/irradiances and raw digital counts for all of 22 ERB channels. It also contains other housekeeping data, such as instrument temperature, satellite ephemeris, and attitude data. The NFOV scanner failed on June 22, 1980 and its data is available only for the period November 1978 through June 1980.

The MAT contains 3 day's worth of data and is the primary source for the generation of Level-II and III ERB data products.

The Nimbus 7 research-and-development satellite served as a stabilized, earth-oriented platform for the testing of advanced systems for sensing and collecting data in the pollution, oceanographic and meteorological disciplines. The polar-orbiting spacecraft consisted of three major structures: (1) a hollow torus-shaped sensor mount, (2) solar paddles, and (3) a control housing unit that was connected to the sensor mount by a tripod truss structure.

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

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: JACOBOWITZ, H
Dataset Title: Earth Radiation Budget Master Archival Tape (MAT) from NIMBUS-7 ERB
Online Resource: http://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1978-11-16


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >SOLAR IRRADIANCE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >SOLAR RADIATION    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >INFRARED WAVELENGTHS >INFRARED RADIANCE    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >INFRARED WAVELENGTHS >SENSOR COUNTS    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >PLATFORM CHARACTERISTICS >ATTITUDE CHARACTERISTICS    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >PLATFORM CHARACTERISTICS >ORBITAL CHARACTERISTICS    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >ULTRAVIOLET WAVELENGTHS >SENSOR COUNTS    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS >SENSOR COUNTS    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS >VISIBLE RADIANCE    [Definition]
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS >SOLAR ACTIVITY >SOLAR IRRADIANCE    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER


Platform
NIMBUS-7    [Information]


Instrument
ERB >Earth Radiation Budget    [Information]


Project
EOSDIS >Earth Observing System Data Information System    [Information]
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]


Keywords
CLIMATOLOGY
IDN_NODE GSFC/NCDS
IRRADIANCES
RADIANCES
EOSDIS


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center
NCDS


Data Center
Atmospheric Science Data Center, Science Directorate, Langley Research Center, NASA    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/
Dataset ID: 78-098A-07A

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/

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


Personnel
HERBERT JACOBOWITZ
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 301-763-8053 x113
Fax: 301-763-8108
Email: Herbert.Jacobowitz at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
NOAA/NESDIS
5200 Auth Rd.
City: Camp Springs
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20746-4304
Country: USA


GES DISC HELP DESK SUPPORT GROUP
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 301-614-5224
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: gsfc-help-disc at lists.nasa.gov
Contact Address:
Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center
Code 610.2
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA


Publications/References
Groveman,B, 1984. 'User's Guide for ERB 7 MAT,' NASA Contractor
Report/CR 170514, NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, Maryland.

Hickey, J.R., L.L. Stowe, H. Jacobowitz, P. Pellegrino, R.H.
Maschhoff, F. House, and T.H. Vonder Haar, April 1980. 'Initial
Solar Irradiance Determinations from Nimbus-7 Cavity Radiometer
Measurements' Science 208:281-283.

Jacobowitz, H., H. V. Soule, H. LEE Kyle, F. B. House, and the
NIMBUS 7 ERB Experiment Team, 1984. 'The Earth Radiation Budget
(ERB) Experiment: An Overview,' J. of Geophy. Res. 89:5021-5038.

Jacobowitz, H., L. L. Stowe, and J. R. Hickey, 1978. 'The Earth
Radiation Budget (ERB) Experiment,', Nimbus User's Guide, edited
by C. R. Madris, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt,
Maryland.

Kyle, H.L., P.E. Ardanuy, and E.J. Hurley, l985. 'The Status
of the Nimbus-7 ERB Earth Radiation Budget Data Set,' Bull.
Amer. Meteor. Soc. 66:1378-1388.

Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-11-13

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