Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) S-9 Scanner Radiant Flux

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Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Unknown
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Title: Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) S-9 Scanner Radiant Flux
Description:
Abstract:
ERBE_S9_NAT data set contains inverted daily, monthly hourly, and monthly averages of shortwave (SWF) and longwave (LWF) radiant fluxes at the top-of-atmosphere (TOA) for ERBE scanner data in native format for one month. 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) satellite (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 scanner instrument package contains three detectors to measure shortwave, longwave, and total waveband radiation. Each detector scans the Earth perpendicular to the satellite groundtrack from horizon-to-horizon. The detectors are thermistors which use space views on every scan as a reference point to guard against drift. The total channel has no filter and so absorbs all wavelength. The shortwave channel has a fused silica filter which transmits only shortwave radiation. The longwave channel has a multilayer filter on a diamond substrate to reject shortwave energy and accept longwave. The S-9 contains inverted daily, monthly hourly, and monthly averages of shortwave and longwave radiant fluxes at the top-of-the atmosphere which have been averaged into 2.5 degree regions. A S-9 data set is produced for each satellite (ERBS, NOAA-9, and NOOA-10) and the combination of satellites which are operational during the data month. The data set 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 types of records for each processed region. The first record is of fixed length (1860 words) and contains averaged data. The second record is of variable length containing individual hour box estimates. The length of the second record, in words, is calculated by multiplying the number of hour boxes (1846th word of record one) by the number of values passed by hour box which is 32 for the scanner.
Purpose:
Not Available
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: The Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) Data Management System Earth Flux and Albedo Scanner S-9 and Nonscanner S-10 User's Guide, Revision 1, November 1993.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19841101
Ending_Date: 19900228
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: 90.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -90.0
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: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > ALBEDO
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: ERB-SCANNER
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: Erbe-nonscanner
Theme_Keyword: Erbe-scanner
Theme_Keyword: Incidence
Theme_Keyword: Radiant Flux
Theme_Keyword: Eosdis
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
Temporal:
Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Temporal_Keyword: Monthly
Temporal_Keyword: Monthly - < Annual
Access_Constraints: Not Available
Use_Constraints:
Not Available
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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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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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
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
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NASA/LARC/SD/LARC_DAAC > Langley Research Center Distributed Active Archive 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_S9_NAT
Resource_Description: ERBE_S9_NAT
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Not Available
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
https://eosweb.larc.nasa.gov/project/erbe/erbe_tab...
Access_Instructions:
Access ERBE Data and Information
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 19991020
Metadata_Review_Date: 20140407
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GCMD User Support Office
Contact_Organization: NASA Global Change Master Directory
Contact_Address:
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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