Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) S-8 Processed Archival Tape
Entry ID: ERBE_S8_NAT

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Summary
Abstract: ERBE_S8_NAT data set contains Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) S-8 Processed Archival Tape (PAT) Data in Native (NAT) Format. The PAT (S-8) contains ERBE scanner and nonscanner radiometric measurements for one day and one satellite. Estimates of the flux at the TOA based on these measurements are also included.

The Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) is a multi-satellite system designed to measure the Earth's radiation budget. The ERBE instruments fly on a mid-inclination National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Earth Radiation Budget Satellite (ERBS) and two sun-synchronous National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) satellites (NOAA-9 and NOAA-10). Each satellite carries both a scanner and a nonscanner instrument package. The S-8 contains all satellite and viewing geometry, and all scanner and nonscanner radiometric measurements in engineering units with flags defining their validity. It also contains quantities such as scanner measurements corrected to flat spectral responses, the scene identified for each scanner pixel, the estimate of radiant flux at the top of the atmosphere for each scanner pixel, and the estimates of the radiant fluxes from the nonscanner measurements. The data are for a 24 hour period and one satellite. If all three satellites were operational on the same day, three separate S-8s are required for a full set of ERBE data. The data period starts at Greenwich midnight (zero Universal Time) and continues for 24 hours and the period is divided into 16-second intervals.

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

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1984-11-05
Stop Date: 1990-02-28


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >SOLAR RADIATION >RADIANCE    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Platform
ERBS >Earth Radiation Budget Satellite    [Information]
NOAA-10 >National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-10    [Information]
NOAA-9 >National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-9    [Information]


Instrument
ERB-SCANNER
ERBE >Earth Radiation Budget Experiment    [Information]


Project
EOSDIS >Earth Observing System Data Information System    [Information]
ERBS/ERBE >Earth Radiation Budget Experiment    [Information]
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]


Keywords
EOSDIS
ERBE-NONSCANNER
ERBE-SCANNER
RADIANT FLUX


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: ERBE_S8_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: ERBE_S8_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


Personnel
BRUCE, DR. R. BARKSTROM
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: (757) 864-5676
Fax: (757) 864-7996
Email: b.r.barkstrom at larc.nasa.gov
Contact Address:
Atmospheric Sciences Research, Building 1250
Mail Stop 420
21 Langley Boulevard
NASA Langley Research Center
City: Hampton
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 23681-2199
Country: USA


TAKMENG WONG
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: takmeng.wong at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Langley Reseach Center
City: Hampton
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 23681-2199
Country: USA


ASDC USER SERVICES
Role: DIF AUTHOR
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


Publications/References
The Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) Data Management System
Processed Archival Tape S-8 PAT Users' Guide, December 1987.

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

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