Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) S-4G Nonscanner, Wide Field of View (WFOV) Numerical Filter (NF) 5 degree Regional Averages
Entry ID: ERBE_S4G_WFOV_NF

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Summary
Abstract: ERBE_S4G_WFOV_NF data set consists of nonscanner, wide field-of-view data, processed using the numerical filter data reduction technique and averaged to a 5 degree grid scale. Monthly (day), monthly (hour), daily, and monthly hourly averages are determined for each region. The data are represented as 8-, 16-, and 32-bit integers.

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. The NOAA-9 and NOAA-10 provide global coverage and the ERBS provides coverage between 67.5 degrees north and south latitude.Each satellite carries both a scanner and a nonscanner instrument package.

The nonscanner instrument contains four Earth-viewing channels and a solar monitor. The Earth-viewing channels have two spatial resolutions: a horizon-to-horizon view of the Earth, and a field-of-view limited to about 1000 km in diameter. The former are called the wide field-of-view (WFOV) and the latter the medium field of view (MFOV) channels. For each of the two fields of view, there is a total spectral channel which is sensitive to all wavelengths and a shortwave channel which uses a high purity, fused silica filter dome to transmit only the shortwave radiation from 0.2 to 5 microns. Because of the concern for spectral flatness and high accuracy, all five channels on the nonscanner package are active cavity radiometers.

The ERBE S-4G product contains averages of radiant flux and albedo on regional, zonal, and global scales. The data for the S-4G product are arranged by parameter values. ERBE S-4G WFOV product is available as a combination of all operational spacecraft. Products have been archived from November 1984 - January 1985 and June 1989 - February 1990 for ERBS; February 1985 - October 1986 for ERBS/NOAA-9; November 1986 - January 1987 for ERBS/NOAA-9/NOAA-10; and February 1987 - May 1989 for ERBS/NOAA-10. The various combinations of the satellites reflect the actual duration of the scanners.

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

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1984-11-01
Stop Date: 1990-02-28


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >ALBEDO    [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
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
ERBE-NONSCANNER
INCIDENCE
RADIANT FLUX
EOSDIS


Data Center
Atmospheric Science Data Center, Science Directorate, Langley Research Center, NASA    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/
Dataset ID: ERBE_S4G_WFOV_NF

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_S4G_WFOV_NF

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


JAMES F. KIBLER
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (757) 864-5386
Email: j.f.kibler at larc.nasa.gov
Contact Address:
Mail Stop 423
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
Earth Data Management System Reference Manual, Volume VI, Daily
Data Base and Monthly Time/Space Averaging, November 1986.

ERBE Data Management System Reference Manual, Volumes Va and Vb,
Inversion, August 1987.

ERBE Data Management System Reference Manual, Volume VII, Output
Products, September 1986.

Brooks, D.R., and P. Minnis, "Comparison of Longwave Diurnal
Models Applied to Simulations of the Earth Radiation Budget
Experiment," Journal of Climate and Applied Meteorology, 23,
155-160, 1984.

Kopia, L.P., "The Earth Radiation Budget Experiment Scanning
Instrument," Reviews of Geophysics and Space Physics, 24,
400-406, 1986.

Luther, M.R., J.E. Cooper, and G.RT. Taylor, "The Earth
Radiation Budget Experiment Nonscanning Instrument," Reviews
of Geophysics and Space Physics, 24, 391-399, 1986.

Smith, G.L., R.N. Green, E. Raschke, L.M. Avis, B.A. Wielicki,
and R. Davies, 1986. "Incersion Methods for Satellite Studies
of the Earth's Radiation Budget: Development of Algorithms for
the ERBE Missions." Rev. of Geophys., 24:407-421. of Geophys.,
24:407-421.

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-11-04
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-04-07

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