Shuttle Solar Backscatter Ultraviolet (SSBUV) Ozone Total Column, Ozone Profile, and UV-Reflectivity, Level-2 50x50 km

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Originator: Hilsenrath, E.
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Title: Shuttle Solar Backscatter Ultraviolet (SSBUV) Ozone Total Column, Ozone Profile, and UV-Reflectivity, Level-2 50x50 km
Edition: 006
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Series_Information:
Series_Name: SSBUVL2
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Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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Online_Linkage: ftp://disc1.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/ssbuv/ssbuv.txt
Description:
Abstract:
Shuttle Solar Backscatter Ultraviolet (SSBUV) is flown on number of shuttle missions. SSBUV, a successor to the SBUV flown on the Nimbus-7 satellite, is nearly identical to the SBUV/2 instruments flying on the NOAA satellites. Ozone profiles in the upper atmosphere as well as the total column ozone values are retrieved from measured spectral ultraviolet radiances backscattered by the earth's atmosphere. For the ozone measurements the instrument steps over wavelengths between 252.2 and 339.99 nm while viewing the earth in the nadir position (50x50 km at nadir) . Incoming UV Solar spectral irradiance are also measured . The techniques and algorithms employed for SSBUV are nearly identical to Nimbus SBUV/TOMS and NOAA SBUV/2. The data product names for all SSBUV flights stored at the DISC adhere to the following file naming convention: SSBUVnnVmm_AMES_PUF.DAT where nn is the shuttle flight number and mm is the data processing version number. The data have been stored in the self-documenting AMES ASCII format. Each data set contains SSBUV Earth view data for a given shuttle flight including spatial-temporal information, average scene reflectivity, ultraviolet albedos (expressed as the logarithm of the ratio of the backscattered radiance to the incident solar irradiance), total ozone (matm-cm), ozone profile mass mixing ratio (ppmv) at 19 levels between 0.3 mb and 100 mb, and data quality flags. For details see http://www.gsfc.nasa.gov/gsfc/service/gallery/fact_sheets/earthsci/ssbuv.htm and ftp://disc1.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/ssbuv/ssbuv.txt Data can be downloaded from GES DISC Data distribution system "Mirador" (http://mirador.gsfc.nasa.gov/
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REFERENCE: Fleig, A. J., R. D. McPeters, P. K. Bhartia, B. Schlesinger, R. P. Cebula, K. F. Klenk, S. L. Taylor, and D. Heath, "Nimbus 7 Solar Backscatter Ultraviolet (SBUV) Ozone Products User's Guide", NASA Reference Publication 1234, (1990) 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, 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. Hilsenrath, E., R.P. Cebula, and C.H. Jackman, "Ozone Depletion in the Upper Stratosphere Estimated from Satellite and Space Shuttle Data," Nature, 358, 131-133, 1992. 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. Kriebel, D.L., R.M. Bevilacqua, E. Hilsenrath, M. Gunson, G.K. Hartmann, M. Abrams, M. Daehler, T.A. Pauls, M. Newchurch, C.P. Aellig and M.C. Bories, 1996: A Comparison of Ozone Measurements Made by the ATMOS, MAS and SSBUV Instruments During Atlas-1, Atlas-2, and Atlas-3, Geophy. Res. Lett., 23 2301-2304, 1996.
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Beginning_Date: 19891019
Ending_Date: 19920331
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Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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East_Bounding_Coordinate: 180.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 34.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -7.0
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East_Bounding_Coordinate: 180.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 29.0
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North_Bounding_Coordinate: 57.0
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > REFLECTANCE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY > OXYGEN COMPOUNDS > OZONE
Theme_Keyword: ATLAS > ATMOSPHERIC LABORATORY FOR APPLICATIONS AND SCIENCE
Theme_Keyword: SPACE SHUTTLES
Theme_Keyword: STS-34 > SPACE TRANSPORT SYSTEM STS-34
Theme_Keyword: STS-41 > SPACE TRANSPORT SYSTEM STS-41
Theme_Keyword: STS-43 > SPACE TRANSPORT SYSTEM STS-43
Theme_Keyword: STS-45 > SPACE TRANSPORT SYSTEM STS-45
Theme_Keyword: SSBUV > SHUTTLE SOLAR BACKSCATTER ULTRAVIOLET
Theme_Keyword: ATLAS > ATMOSPHERIC LABORATORY FOR APPLICATIONS AND SCIENCE
Theme_Keyword: EOSDIS > EARTH OBSERVING SYSTEM DATA INFORMATION SYSTEM
Theme_Keyword: ESIP > EARTH SCIENCE INFORMATION PARTNERS PROGRAM
Theme_Keyword: Atmospheric Chemistry
Theme_Keyword: Total Column Ozone
Theme_Keyword: Ozone Profiles
Theme_Keyword: Cross-calibration
Theme_Keyword: Uv Reflectivity
Theme_Keyword: Ozone Layer
Theme_Keyword: Ozone Depletion
Theme_Keyword: Ozone Hole
Theme_Keyword: Uv Based Effective Surface Reflectivity
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Theme_Keyword: Ssbuv-02
Theme_Keyword: Ssbuv-03
Theme_Keyword: Ssbuv-04
Theme_Keyword: Eosdis
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
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Place_Keyword: VERTICAL LOCATION > STRATOSPHERE
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Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: ERNEST HILSENRATH, PH.D
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: RICHARD CEBULA, PH.D
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: SURAIYA P. AHMAD, PH. D
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Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
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Address: HQ:DF000
City: Washington
State_or_Province: DC
Postal_Code: 20546-0001
Country: USA
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Address: Code 613.3
City: Greenbelt
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20771
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Address: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Address: Code 610.2
City: Greenbelt
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20771
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 202-358-7231
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-867-2160
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-614-5284
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Ernest.Hilsenrath@nasa.gov
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Richard.P.Cebula@nasa.gov
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Suraiya.Ahmad@nasa.gov
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Ozone along orbital track in the nadir and daytime only. Ozone values listed in the AMES ASCII format have been screened to include only those scans that pass quality code standards (as specified in the file header). Portions of mission are dedicated to SSBUV solar view; thus there is incomplete spatial coverage within the stated latitude bounds. SBUV total ozone and ozone profiles have been extensively validated using Dobson, Umkehr, balloon and rocket data. Some comparisons have been performed with SAGE ozone profiles. In general there is agreement among these measurements to within the errors of the measurements. These analysis appear in the references. SSBUV data should be at least as accurate as these data. The confidence levels and accuracy judgments for the SSBUV parameters are as follows: Ultraviolet Albedos Accuracy: 2% based o NIST absolute standards Wavelength dependent: 1% Precision: 0.5% Flight to flight precision: 1-2% Total Ozone Accuracy: 2% Precision: 0.5% Ozone Profile: Accuracy: 5% at 40 km increasing to 10% at upper and lower limits (50 and 25 km) Precision: 2%
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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
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Contact_Organization: NASA/GSFC/SED/ESD/GCDC/GESDISC/ACDISC > Atmospheric Composition Data Center, Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center, Global Change Data Center, Earth Sciences Division, Science and Exploration Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA
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Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-614-5268
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gsfc-help-disc@lists.nasa.gov
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http://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/
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ftp://disc1.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/ssbuv/
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Access Shuttle SSBUV data.
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http://mirador.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/mirador/homep...
Access_Instructions:
Fast Access of SSBUV Ozone data through GES-DISC Mirador
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20090612
Metadata_Review_Date: 20090630
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: SURAIYA P. AHMAD, PH. D
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
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: 301-614-5284
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Suraiya.Ahmad@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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