Multi-Satellite Lambertian Equivalent Reflectivity (Noon Normalized) 10-Day L3 Global 2.0x5.0deg Lat/Lon Grid

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: J.R. Herman, et al.
Publication_Date: 2012
Title: Multi-Satellite Lambertian Equivalent Reflectivity (Noon Normalized) 10-Day L3 Global 2.0x5.0deg Lat/Lon Grid
Edition: 1
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Digital Science Data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: MSLERNNL3d10
Issue_Identification:
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Greenbelt, MD, USA
Publisher: Goddard Earth Science Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC)
Other_Citation_Details:
Online_Linkage: http://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/datacollection/MSLERNNL3d10_V1.html
Description:
Abstract:
The Multi-Satellite Lambertian Equivalent Reflectivity (Noon Normalized) 10-Day L3 Global 2.0x5.0deg Lat/Lon Grid data product is derived from multi-satellite Solar Backscatter UltraViolet (SBUV) observations made by the Nimbus-7 SBUV, and NOAA 9, 11, 14, 16, 17, 18 SBUV/2 instruments at 340 nm. The Noon Normalized (NN) data have been corrected to local noon equator crossing time. The NN correction was applied only to data between latitudes 60 degrees north and 60 degrees south due to insufficient diurnal data at higher latitudes. The table below lists the date ranges for each instrument (note A = ascending node, D = descending node): Instrument Start Date End Date ------------------ ---------- ---------- Nimbus-7 SBUV 1978-11-01 1990-06-21 NOAA-9 SBUV/2 (A) 1985-02-02 1991-09-03 NOAA-9 SBUV/2 (D) 1990-04-25 1997-05-31 NOAA-11 SBUV/2 (A) 1988-12-01 1995-03-31 NOAA-11 SBUV/2 (D) 1997-07-15 2001-03-26 NOAA-14 SBUV/2 (A) 1995-02-05 2002-09-11 NOAA-14 SBUV/2 (D) 2002-04-09 2006-09-28 NOAA-16 SBUV/2 (A) 2000-10-03 2009-09-15 NOAA-16 SBUV/2 (D) 2008-04-28 2012-12-31 NOAA-17 SBUV/2 2002-07-10 2012-12-31 NOAA-18 SBUV/2 2005-06-05 2012-12-12 The scene reflectivities of the Earth at blue and ultraviolet (UV) wavelengths (320 nm to 415 nm) are low over most surfaces (except ice and snow), and are almost independent of the seasonal changes in vegetation on land and in the oceans. This makes it ideal for examining changes in radiation reflected back to space from changes in cloud and aerosol amounts, especially as affected by the start of climate change. The MSLERNNL3d10 data are archived in the HDF-EOS5 file format using the Grid model. The product consists of a single data file representing the entire data set containing the noon-normalized reflectivites in a single latitude versus longitude versus time data field array or variable. The data array contains attributes describing the variable, and the file contains metadata stored in the HDFEOS file attribute section. Parameters contained in the data files include the following: Variable Name|Description|Units LER340|Lambertian Equivalent Reflectivity at 340 nm (Noon Normalized)|% End of parameter information
Purpose:
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Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Herman, J.R., G. Labow, N.C. Hsu, and D. Larko 2009 Changes in cloud and aerosol cover (1998 - 2006) from reflectivity time series using SeaWiFS, N7 - TOMS, EP - TOMS, SBUV - 2, and OMI radiance data Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 114 D1 American Geophysical Union 10.1029/2007JD009508
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Herman, J.R., M.T. DeLand, L. - K. Huang, et al. 2012 A net decrease in the Earth's cloud plus aerosol reflectivity during the past 33 yr (1979–2011) and increased solar heating at the surface Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions 12 Copernicus GmbH 31991-32038 10.5194/acpd-12-31991-201
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Labow, G.J., J.R. Herman, L. - K. Huang, et al. 2011 Diurnal variation of 340 nm Lambertian Equivalent Reflectivity due to clouds and aerosol over land and oceans Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 116 D11 American Geophysical Union 10.1029/2010JD014980
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19800101
Ending_Date: 20121231
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -180.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 180.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 58.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -58.0
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD INSTRUMENT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > REFLECTANCE > LAMBERTIAN EQUIVALENT REFLECTIVITY
Theme_Keyword: NIMBUS-7
Theme_Keyword: NOAA-11 > NATIONAL OCEANIC & ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION-11
Theme_Keyword: NOAA-14 > NATIONAL OCEANIC & ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION-14
Theme_Keyword: NOAA-16 > NATIONAL OCEANIC & ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION-16
Theme_Keyword: NOAA-17 > NATIONAL OCEANIC & ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION-17
Theme_Keyword: NOAA-18 > NATIONAL OCEANIC & ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION-18
Theme_Keyword: NOAA-19 > NATIONAL OCEANIC & ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION-19
Theme_Keyword: NOAA-9 > NATIONAL OCEANIC & ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION-9
Theme_Keyword: SBUV > SOLAR BACKSCATTER ULTRAVIOLET
Theme_Keyword: SBUV/2 > SOLAR BACKSCATTER ULTRAVIOLET/2
Theme_Keyword: EOSDIS > EARTH OBSERVING SYSTEM DATA INFORMATION SYSTEM
Theme_Keyword: ESIP > EARTH SCIENCE INFORMATION PARTNERS PROGRAM
Theme_Keyword: MEASURES > MAKING EARTH SCIENCE DATA RECORDS FOR USE IN RESEARCH ENVIRONMENTS
Theme_Keyword: Ler
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
Temporal:
Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Temporal_Keyword: 10 Days
Access_Constraints: Not Available
Use_Constraints:
Not Available
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: JAY R. HERMAN, PH. D
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: NASA
Address: Goddard Space Flight Center
Address: Mailstop 614.0
City: Greenbelt
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20771
Country: USA
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Jay.R.Herman@nasa.gov
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Not Available
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Not Available
Completeness_Report:
Not Available
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Not Available
Process_Date: Unknown
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 2 degrees
Longitude_Resolution: 5 degrees
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NASA/GSFC/SED/ESD/GCDC/GESDISC > Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (formerly Goddard DAAC), Global Change Data Center, Earth Sciences Division, Science and Exploration Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA
Contact_Person: GES DISC HELP DESK SUPPORT GROUP
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center
Address: Code 610.2
Address: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
City: Greenbelt
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20771
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-614-5224
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-614-5268
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gsfc-help-disc@lists.nasa.gov
Resource_Description: GES_DISC_MSLERNNL3d10_V1
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: HDF-EOS5 (Grid)
Transfer_Size: 8.3 MB
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
ftp://measures.ecs.nasa.gov/data/s4pa/LER/MSLERNNL...
Access_Instructions:
Access the data via anonymous FTP.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://mirador.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/mirador/homep...
Access_Instructions:
Mirador is a search and download interface of data archived at the NASA GES DISC.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://measures.gsfc.nasa.gov:80/opendap/LER/MSLER...
Access_Instructions:
Access the data via the OPeNDAP protocol.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://measures.gsfc.nasa.gov/opendap/LER/MSLERNNL...
Access_Instructions:
Access the data using the THREDDS Catalog.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://reverb.echo.nasa.gov/reverb/#utf8=%E2%9C%93...
Access_Instructions:
Reverb, the ECHO client, allows one to search and retrieve data across multiple data archive centers.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://disc.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/daac-bin/DataHolding...
Access_Instructions:
The MEaSUREs project web portal at the GES DISC.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
ftp://measures.ecs.nasa.gov/data/s4pa/LER/MSLERNNL...
Access_Instructions:
README document for the MEaSUREs Reflectivity data products.
Fees: None
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20121205
Metadata_Review_Date: 20140512
Metadata_Future_Review_Date: 20150501
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: JAMES EDWARD JOHNSON
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Address: Code 610.2
City: Greenbelt
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20771
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-614-5121
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: James.Johnson@nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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