Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) S-10 Medium Field of View (MFOV) Shape Factor (SF) Radiant Flux and Albedo

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Title: Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) S-10 Medium Field of View (MFOV) Shape Factor (SF) Radiant Flux and Albedo
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Abstract:
ERBE_S10_MFOV_SF_NAT data set contains Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) S-10 Nonscanner, Medium Field of View (MFOV) Shape Factor (SF) Radiant Flux and Albedo in Native (NAT) Format. 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). Each satellite carries both a scanner and a nonscanner instrument package. The nonscanner instrument package 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. The solar monitor is a direct descendant of the Solar Maximum Mission's Active Cavity Radiometer Irradiance Monitor detector. Due to the concern for spectral flatness and high accuracy, all five of the channels are active cavity radiometers. The MFOV (medium-field-of-view) SF (shape factor) S-10 contains inverted daily, monthly hourly, and monthly averages of shortwave and longwave radiant fluxes at the top-of-the-atmosphere for one month. This data set is produced for each of the satellites (ERBS and NOAA-9) and the combination of satellites which are operational during the data month. The values for this data set are derived using the shape factor technique(Smith et al. 1986). As described in the Earth Radiant Fluxes and Albedo, Scanner S-9, Nonscanner S-10/S-10N User's Guide, the data contains a 30 byte header, 67 scale factors which are used to scale the data in the first record, and 26 scale factors which are used to scale the data in the second record. The data set also contains two records for each processed region. The first record is of fixed length (990 words) and contains averaged data. The second record is of variable length and contains individual hour box estimates. The length of the second record, in words, is calculated by multiplying the number of hour boxes (978th word of record one) by the number of values stored for each hour box (38 for the nonscanner).
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Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Barkstrom, B. R.and G. L. Smith, 1986. The Earth Radiation Budget Experiment: Science and Implementation, Review of Geophysics, Vol. 24 No. 2, pp. 379 - 390.
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Earth Radiant Fluxes and Albedo, Scanner S-9, Nonscanner S-10/S-10N User's Guide, Revision 1, November 1993.
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: 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
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REFERENCE: Smith, G. L., R. N. Green, E. Raschke, L. M. Avis, B. A. Wielicki, and R. Davies, 1986. Inversion Methods for Satellite Studies of the Earth's Radiation Budget: Development of Algorithms for the ERBE Missions. Rev. of Geophys., 24: 407-421.
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Beginning_Date: 19841105
Ending_Date: 19900228
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
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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_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > ALBEDO
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > OUTGOING LONGWAVE RADIATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > RADIATIVE FLUX
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > SHORTWAVE RADIATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > SOLAR IRRADIANCE
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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: Eosdis
Theme_Keyword: Erbe-nonscanner
Theme_Keyword: Incidence
Theme_Keyword: Radiant Flux
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
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Contact_Person: JAMES F. KIBLER
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: TAKMENG WONG
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Address: 21 Langley Boulevard
Address: NASA Langley Research Center
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Postal_Code: 23681-2199
Country: USA
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Contact_Voice_Telephone: (757) 864-5386
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: j.f.kibler@larc.nasa.gov
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: takmeng.wong@nasa.gov
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Contact_Organization: NASA/LARC/SD/ASDC > Atmospheric Science Data Center, Science Directorate, Langley Research Center, NASA
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Address: NASA Langley Atmospheric Science Data Center
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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
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Contact_Organization: NASA/LARC/SD/LARC_DAAC > Langley Research Center Distributed Active Archive Center, Science Directorate, Langley Research Center, NASA
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Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
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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_S10_MFOV_SF_NAT
Resource_Description: ERBE_S10_MFOV_SF_NAT
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http://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/
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DATA CENTER URL
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https://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/project/erbe/erbe_tab...
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Access ERBE Data and Information
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date:
Metadata_Review_Date: 20140407
Metadata_Contact:
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Contact_Person: ASDC USER SERVICES
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
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
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Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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