COSPAR International Reference Atmosphere from NSSDC

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Title: COSPAR International Reference Atmosphere from NSSDC
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Online_Linkage: http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov
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The COSPAR International Reference Atmosphere (CIRA) provides empirical models of atmospheric temperature and densities as recommended by the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR). Since the early sixties different editions of CIRA have been published. The CIRA Working Group meets bi- annually during the COSPAR general assemblies. CIRA-86 is described in Advances in Space Research, Volume 8, Numbers 5-6, 1988; a more extensive report will be published as MAP Handbook. In the thermosphere (above about 100 km) CIRA-86 is identical with the MSIS model which is described in a separate MD entry. The lower part (0-120 km) consists of tables of the monthly mean values of temperature and zonal wind with almost global coverage (80N - 80S). Two files exist, one in pressure coordinates including also the geopotential heights, and one in height coordinates including also the pressure values. These tables were generated from several global data compilations including ground-based and satellite (Nimbus 5,6,7) measurements: Oort (1983), Labitzke et al. (1985). The lower part was merged with MSIS-86 at 120 km altitude. In general, hydrostatic and thermal wind balance are maintained at all levels. The model accurately reproduces most of the characteristic features of the atmosphere such as the equatorial wind and the general structure of the tropopause, stratopause, and mesopause. The CIRA-86 tables are available from NSSDC on diskette (5 1/4 or 3 1/2 inch) and online over NSI/DECNET. This data set is also available via anonymous FTP. FTP to nssdcftp.gsfc.nasa.gov. Login: anonymous, Password: your email address. CD /pub/models/atmospheric/cira/.
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REFERENCE: CIRA 1972, A.C. Strickland (ed.), Akademie Verlag, Berlin, G.D.R., 1972
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REFERENCE: CIRA 1986, D. Rees (ed.), Advances in Space Research, Volume 8, Number 5-6, 1988
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REFERENCE: A.H. Oort, Global Atmospheric Circulation Statistics 1958-1983, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Professional Paper 14, 180 pp, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., 1983
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REFERENCE: K. Labitzke, J.J. Barnett, and B. Edwards (eds.), Middle Atmosphere Program, MAP Handbook, Volume 16, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1985
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REFERENCE: K. Rawer, C.M. Minnis, K.S.W. Champion, and M. Roemer (eds.), Models of the Atmosphere and Ionosphere, Advances in Space Research, Volume 5, Number 7, 1985
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REFERENCE: K.U. Grossmann, K.S.W. Champion, M. Roemer, W.L. Oliver, and T.A. Blix (eds.), The Earth's Middle and Upper Atmosphere, Advances in Space Research, Volume 7, Number 10, 1987
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REFERENCE: E.L. Fleming, S. Chandra, M.R. Shoeberl, and J.J. Barnett, Monthly mean global climatology of temperature, wind, geopotential height and pressure for 0-120 km, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Technical Memorandum 100697, Washington, D.C., 1988
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Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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West_Bounding_Coordinate: -180.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 180.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 80.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -80.0
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Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
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Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ALTITUDE > GEOPOTENTIAL HEIGHT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > UPPER LEVEL WINDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > SOLAR ENERGETIC PARTICLE PROPERTIES > PARTICLE DENSITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > SOLAR ENERGETIC PARTICLE PROPERTIES > PARTICLE TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CLIMATE INDICATORS > ATMOSPHERIC/OCEAN INDICATORS > TELECONNECTIONS > QUASI-BIENNIAL OSCILLATION > QBO
Theme_Keyword: COSPAR > COMMITTEE ON SPACE RESEARCH
Theme_Keyword: Atmosphere
Theme_Keyword: Cira
Theme_Keyword: Idn_node Gsfc/nssdc
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
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Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
Place_Keyword: VERTICAL LOCATION > MESOSPHERE
Place_Keyword: VERTICAL LOCATION > STRATOSPHERE
Place_Keyword: VERTICAL LOCATION > TROPOSPHERE
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Contact_Person: ERIC L. FLEMING
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
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Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: NASA
Address: Goddard Space Flight Center
Address: Code 613.3
City: Greenbelt
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20771
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-614-5983
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Eric.L.Fleming@nasa.gov
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Contact_Organization: NASA/GSFC/SSDOO/NSSDC > National Space Science Data Center, Space Science Data Operation Office, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA
Contact_Person: NSSDC USER SUPPORT OFFICE
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
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Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: National Space Science Data Center
Address: NSSDC/Code 633.4
Address: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
City: Greenbelt
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20771
Country: USA
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: nssdc-request@lists.nasa.gov
Resource_Description: MN-17A
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http://nssdcftp.gsfc.nasa.gov/models/atmospheric/c...
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CIRA-86 Data tables.
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Metadata_Review_Date: 20061016
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Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: DIETER BILITZA
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: NASA
Address: Goddard Space Flight Center
Address: Mailstop 672.0
City: Greenbelt
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20771
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-286-0190
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-286-1771
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Dieter.Bilitza-1@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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