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Shuttle SBUV (SSBUV) Solar Spectral Irradiance V008 (SSBUVIRR) at GES DISCEntry ID: GES_DISC_SSBUVIRR_V008
Abstract: The Shuttle Solar Backscatter Ultraviolet (SSBUV) level-2 irradiance data are available for eight space shuttle missions flown between 1989 and 1996. SSBUV, a successor to the SBUV flown on the Nimbus-7 satellite, is nearly identical to the SBUV/2 instruments flown on the NOAA polar orbiting satellites. Data are available in an ASCII text format. UV irradiance data are available for the following ... days from the eight missions:
Flight #1: 1989 October 19, 20, 21
Flight #2: 1990 October 7, 8, 9
Flight #3: 1991 August 3, 4, 5, 6
Flight #4: 1992 March 29, 30
Flight #5: 1993 April 9, 11, 13, 15, 16
Flight #6: 1994 March 14, 15, 17
Flight #7: 1994 November 5, 7, 10, 13
Flight #8: 1996 January 12, 16, 18
The Shuttle SBUV (SSBUV) instrument measured solar spectral UV irradiance during the maximum and declining phase of solar cycle 22. The SSBUV data accurately represent the absolute solar UV irradiance between 200–405 nm, and also show the long-term variations during eight flights between October 1989 and January 1996. These data have been used to correct long-term sensitivity changes in the NOAA-11 SBUV/2 data, which provide a near-daily record of solar UV variations over the 170–400 nm region between December 1988 and October 1994. These data demonstrate the evolution of short-term solar UV activity during solar cycle 22.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Hilsenrath, E.
Dataset Title: Shuttle SBUV (SSBUV) Solar Spectral Irradiance
Dataset Series Name: SSBUVIRR
Dataset Release Date: 2009-09-08
Dataset Release Place: Greenbelt, MD, USA
Dataset Publisher: Goddard Earth Science Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC)
Data Presentation Form: Digital Science DataOnline Resource: http://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/datacollection/SSBUVIRR_V008.html
Start Date: 1989-10-19Stop Date: 1996-01-20
ISO Topic Category
ATLAS > Atmospheric Laboratory for Applications and Science
EOSDIS > Earth Observing System Data Information System
ESIP > Earth Science Information Partners Program
DISCOVERY > Space Shuttle Discovery
COLUMBIA > Space Shuttle Columbia
ENDEAVOUR > Space Shuttle Endeavour
CWIC > CEOS WGISS Integrated Catalog
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: FTP/HTTP
Distribution Size: 0.8 MB
Distribution Format: ASCII
Email: Ernest.Hilsenrath at nasa.gov
Province or State: DC
Postal Code: 20546-0001
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: Richard.P.Cebula at nasa.gov
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Code 613.3
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: Suraiya.Ahmad at nasa.gov
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Code 610.2
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Hilsenrath, E., R.P. Cebula, M.C. Bories, P.W. DeCamp, L.-K. Huang, C.N. Hui, S.J. Janz, T.J. Kelly, K.R. McCullough, J.J. Mederios, J.T. Riley, B.K. Rice, and C.D. Thorpe, 1996: Contributions of the SSBUV Experiment to Long-Term Ozone Monitoring, in Proc. 18th Quadrennial Ozone Symposium, L'Aquila 1996.
Hilsenrath, E., P.A. ... Newman, R.P. Cebula, P.W. DeCamp, T.J. Kelly and L. Coy, "Ozone Change from 1992 to 1993 as Observed from SSBUV on the Atlas-1 and Atlas-2 Missions," Geophy. Res. Lett., 23 2305-2308, 1996.
Hilsenrath, E., R.P. Cebula, M.T. Deland, K. Laamann, S. Taylor, C. Wellemeyer, and P.K. Bhartia, 1995: Calibration of the NOAA-11 Solar Backscatter Ultraviolet (SBUV/2) Ozone Data Set from 1989 to 1993 using In-Flight Calibration Data and SSBUV, J. Geophys. Res., 100, 1351-1366, 1995.
Hilsenrath, E., D.E. Williams, R.T. Caffrey, R.P. Cebula, and S.J. Hynes, "Calibration and Radiometric Stability of the Shuttle Solar Backscatter Ultraviolet (SSBUV) Experiment," Metrologia, 30, 243-248, 1993.
Cebula, R. P., E. Hilsenrath, T. J. Kelly, G. Batluck, "On the Radiometric Stability of the Shuttle Borne Solar Backscatter Ultraviolet Spectrometer", Proc. SPIE, 1493, 91-99, (1991)
Hilsenrath, E., R.P. Cebula, S.J. Hynes, and R.T. Caffrey, "Implications of Space Shuttle Flight on the Calibration of Instruments Observing Atmospheric Ozone and the Solar Irradiance," Metrologia, 28, 301-308, 1991.
Hilsenrath, E., D. Williams, and J. Frederick, "Calibration of Long Term Data Sets from Operational Satellites using the Space Shuttle," SPIE Proc., 924, 215-222, 1988.
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DIF Creation Date: 2009-08-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-07-21
Future DIF Review Date: 2015-07-15