Raw and Processed Radiance Data (RAT and PAT) on Optical Disk From Earth Radiation Budget Satellite, NOAA-9, and NOAA-10 ERBE

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Title: Raw and Processed Radiance Data (RAT and PAT) on Optical Disk From Earth Radiation Budget Satellite, NOAA-9, and NOAA-10 ERBE
Description:
Abstract:
The Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) on board the Earth Radiation Budget Satellite (ERBS), NOAA-9, and NOAA-10 satellites consists of two instrument packages: a scanning radiometer with three narrow-field-of-view (NFOV) sensors (0.2-5, 5-200, and 0.2-200 microns) and a nonscanning cavity radiometer which includes two fixed wide FOV sensors that view the entire disk of the Earth, two fixed medium FOV sensors limiting the view to 1000 km in diameter, and a fixed solar monitor. These missions had a design requirement of one year and a goal of two years. The ERBS spacecraft was placed in orbit in October 1984, and the instruments began operating November 1984. The NOAA-9 spacecraft was launched in December 1984, and the instruments began operating February 1985. NOAA-10 was placed in orbit in September 1986 and began operating in October 1986. The ERBE scanning radiometers operated until February 1990 on ERBS, until January 20 1987 on NOAA-9, and until May 1989 on NOAA-10. The Raw Archival Tape data set (RAT, S-1) contains raw radiometric counts for all the sensors. It also contains telemetry, ephemeris, attitude, and other housekeeping data. The Processed Archival Tape data set (PAT, S-8) contains the scanner and nonscanner radiometric measurements in engineering units, i.e., total, shortwave, and longwave (scanner only) radiances. It also contains scanner unfiltered measurements, the scene identified for each scanner pixel, estimates of the radiant exitance at the top of the atmosphere (30 km) and estimates of the radiant exitance from nonscanner instruments. Each RAT or PAT tape image contains one day's worth of data per spacecraft. The PAT is only produced for days that the scanner is operational. Tapes images are grouped by month and spacecraft and are available on 12-inch WORM optical disks that were created on Optimum drives in an Adquidneck system. The optical disk of the month also contains the combined satellite monthly products: time-space averages (S-4), Scanner Earth Radiant Exitance and Albedo (S-9) and Nonscanner Earth Radiant Exitance and Albedo (S-10). A monthly product summary is produced for the RAT and PAT data, which includes an explanation of the data coverage for the month.
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REFERENCE: Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) Data Management System Raw Archival Tape S-1 Users' Guide, NASA/LaRC, Hampton, Virginia, 1985.
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REFERENCE: Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) Data Management System Processed Archival Tape S-8 Users' Guide, NASA/LaRC, Hampton, Virginia, 1987.
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REFERENCE: Barkstrom, B. R. and G.L. Smith, 1986: The Earth Radiation Budget Experiment: Science and Implementation, Reviews of Geophysics,24, 379-390
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REFERENCE: Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) Data Management System Solar Incidence Tape S-2 Users' Guide, NASA/LaRC, Hampton, Virginia, 1985.
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REFERENCE: ERBE Science Team, First Data From the Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE), Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 67:818-824, 1986.
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REFERENCE: Hunt, G., ed., Special Section: Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE), Rev. of Geophys. 24:350-468, 1986.
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REFERENCE: Lee,III, R.B., B.R. Barkstrom, and R.D. Cess, Characteristics of the Earth Radiation Budget Experiment Solar Monitors, Appl. Opt. 26:3090-3096, 1987.
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REFERENCE: Kopia, L.; 1986: The Earth Radiation Budget Experiment scanning instrument, Reviews of Geophysics,24, 400-406
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REFERENCE: Luther, M.R.; J.E. Cooper; and G.R. Taylor, 1986: The Earth Radiation Budget Experiment nonscanning instrument, Reviews of Geophysics,24 391-399
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REFERENCE: Rutan, D. and G. L. Smith, 1991: Shortwave wide field-of-view results from the Earth Radiation Budget Experiment, Proc. Seventh Symp. on Met. Obs. & Instr., Amer.Met. Soc., New Orleans,La.
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Beginning_Date: 19841104
Ending_Date: Unknown
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -180.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 180.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 90.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -90.0
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Theme:
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > ALBEDO
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > ATMOSPHERIC EMITTED RADIATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > OUTGOING LONGWAVE RADIATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > REFLECTANCE
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > INFRARED WAVELENGTHS > INFRARED RADIANCE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > INFRARED WAVELENGTHS > SENSOR COUNTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > PLATFORM CHARACTERISTICS > ATTITUDE CHARACTERISTICS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > PLATFORM CHARACTERISTICS > ORBITAL CHARACTERISTICS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS > VISIBLE FLUX
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS > VISIBLE RADIANCE
Theme_Keyword: ERBS > EARTH RADIATION BUDGET SATELLITE
Theme_Keyword: NOAA-10 > NATIONAL OCEANIC & ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION-10
Theme_Keyword: NOAA-9 > NATIONAL OCEANIC & ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION-9
Theme_Keyword: ERBE > EARTH RADIATION BUDGET EXPERIMENT
Theme_Keyword: EOSDIS > EARTH OBSERVING SYSTEM DATA INFORMATION SYSTEM
Theme_Keyword: ERBS/ERBE > EARTH RADIATION BUDGET EXPERIMENT
Theme_Keyword: ESIP > EARTH SCIENCE INFORMATION PARTNERS PROGRAM
Theme_Keyword: Earth
Theme_Keyword: Eosdis
Theme_Keyword: Idn_node Gsfc/larc
Theme_Keyword: Longwave Radiances
Theme_Keyword: Pat
Theme_Keyword: Processed Archival Tape
Theme_Keyword: Radiances
Theme_Keyword: Rat
Theme_Keyword: Raw Archival Tape
Theme_Keyword: Shortwave Radiances
Theme_Keyword: Solar
Theme_Keyword: Total Radiances
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
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Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
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Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: TAKMENG WONG
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: NASA Langley Reseach Center
City: Hampton
State_or_Province: VA
Postal_Code: 23681-2199
Country: USA
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: takmeng.wong@nasa.gov
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Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NASA/LARC/SD/ASDC > Atmospheric Science Data Center, Science Directorate, Langley Research Center, NASA
Contact_Person: ASDC USER SERVICES
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: NASA Langley Atmospheric Science Data Center
Address: User and Data Services
Address: NASA Langley Research Center
Address: Mail Stop 157D
City: Hampton
State_or_Province: VA
Postal_Code: 23681-2199
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 757-864-8656
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: support-asdc@earthdata.nasa.gov
Resource_Description: ERBE-S1 RAT
Resource_Description: ERBE-S8 PAT
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Metadata_Date:
Metadata_Review_Date: 20140314
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GCMD User Support Office
Contact_Organization: NASA Global Change Master Directory
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Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Not Available
City: Lanham
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20706
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: Not Available
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gcmduso@gcmd.gsfc.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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