Earth Radiation Budget Master Archival Tape (MAT) from NIMBUS-7 ERBEntry ID: RB2_EN7-3
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.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: JACOBOWITZ, H
Dataset Title: Earth Radiation Budget Master Archival Tape (MAT) from NIMBUS-7 ERBOnline Resource: http://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov
Start Date: 1978-11-16
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > SOLAR IRRADIANCE
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > SOLAR RADIATION
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > INFRARED WAVELENGTHS > INFRARED RADIANCE
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > INFRARED WAVELENGTHS > SENSOR COUNTS
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > PLATFORM CHARACTERISTICS > ATTITUDE CHARACTERISTICS
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > PLATFORM CHARACTERISTICS > ORBITAL CHARACTERISTICS
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > ULTRAVIOLET WAVELENGTHS > SENSOR COUNTS
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS > SENSOR COUNTS
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS > VISIBLE RADIANCE
SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > SOLAR ACTIVITY > SOLAR IRRADIANCE
ISO Topic Category
Data Set Progress
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 301-763-8053 x113
Email: Herbert.Jacobowitz at noaa.gov
NOAA/NESDIS 5200 Auth Rd.
City: Camp Springs
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20746-4304
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
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,
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.
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Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-11-13