UARS Wind Imaging Interferometer (WINDII) Level 3AT

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Title: UARS Wind Imaging Interferometer (WINDII) Level 3AT
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Online_Linkage: http://mirador.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/mirador/presentNavigation.pl?tree=project&project=UARS&dataGroup=WINDII&dataset=WI3AT
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Abstract:
The Wind Imaging Interferometer (WINDII) on NASA's Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) measures wind, temperature, and emission rates in the mesosphere and thermosphere (80 to 300 km), by observing the Doppler shift of visible airglow emissions. The WINDII instrument is an all-glass field-widened achromatically and thermally compensated phase-stepping Michelson interferometer, along with a bare CCD detector that images the airglow limb through the interferometer. The instrument views the atmosphere simultaneouly in two perpendicular directions, 45 degrees and 135 degrees from the UARS velocity vector, to obtain the horizontal wind vector. Measurements are made day and night. WINDII Level 3A data products consist of profiles that have been interpolated both vertically and horizontally from the original profiles to standard surfaces and locations defined by the UARS project for all limb-viewing instruments. The Level 3A format is common to all UARS instruments to allow for intercomparison. The WINDII Level 3A data products consist of two types: Level 3AT and 3AL, both at standard pressure and altitude surfaces. Level 3AT files are time-ordered profiles and spaced at intervals of 65.536 seconds, or about 495 km along the orbital track. Level 3AL files are profiles at the intersection of the orbital track spaced at intervals of 4 degrees latitude. There are 3 subtypes or parameters for each Level 3AT and 3AL data product, for a total of 6 products per day. HRDI measurements are made on altitude (A), and pressure (P) surfaces for each Level 3AT and 3AL type. The following parameters are measured: 1. MERWIN_A - meridional winds (m/s) on altitude surfaces 2. ZONWIN_A - zonal winds (m/s) on altitude surfaces 3. TEMP - atmospheric temperature (degrees K) The horizontal resolution is 495 km along the orbital track for Level 3AT files, and 4 degrees latitude for Level 3AL files. The vertical resolution for the UARS altitude surfaces are defined as: z(i) = 5*i km, for 1 <= i <= 12 z(i) = 60 + (i-12)*3 km, for 13 <= i <= 32 z(i) = 120 + (i-32)*5 km, for 33 <= i <= 88 where "i" is the index of the data array.
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REFERENCE: Reber, Carl A., Trevathan, Charles E., The Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite, J. Geophys. Res., Vol. 98, No. D6, pp 10643-10647, 1993. Shepherd, G. G., et al., WINDII, the Wind Imaging Interferometer on the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite, J. Geophys. Res., Vol. 98, No. D6, pp 10725-10750, 1993.
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Beginning_Date: 19911104
Ending_Date: 19970819
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
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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: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > AIR TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > UPPER LEVEL WINDS > MERIDIONAL WINDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > UPPER LEVEL WINDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > VERTICAL WIND MOTION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > AIRGLOW
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > WIND PROFILES
Theme_Keyword: UARS > UPPER ATMOSPHERE RESEARCH SATELLITE
Theme_Keyword: WINDII > WIND IMAGING INTERFEROMETER
Theme_Keyword: EOSDIS > EARTH OBSERVING SYSTEM DATA INFORMATION SYSTEM
Theme_Keyword: ESIP > EARTH SCIENCE INFORMATION PARTNERS PROGRAM
Theme_Keyword: UARS > UPPER ATMOSPHERE RESEARCH SATELLITE
Theme_Keyword: CWIC > CEOS WGISS INTEGRATED CATALOG
Theme_Keyword: Daily Data
Theme_Keyword: Eosdis
Theme_Keyword: Idn_node Gsfc/gsfc_daac
Theme_Keyword: Meridional Wind
Theme_Keyword: Middle Atmosphere
Theme_Keyword: Southerly Wind Component
Theme_Keyword: Thermosphere
Theme_Keyword: U Wind
Theme_Keyword: Upper Atmosphere
Theme_Keyword: V Wind
Theme_Keyword: Westerly Wind Component
Theme_Keyword: Wind Profiles
Theme_Keyword: Zonal Wind
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
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Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
Place_Keyword: VERTICAL LOCATION > MESOSPHERE
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Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GORDON G. SHEPHERD
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Centre for Research in Experimental Space Science
Address: York University
Address: 4700 Keele Street
City: North York
State_or_Province: Ontario
Postal_Code: L4J 3N3
Country: CANADA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (416) 736-5247
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gordon@windic.yorku.ca
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Contact_Organization_Primary:
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
Contact_Person: GES DISC HELP DESK SUPPORT GROUP
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center
Address: Code 610.2
Address: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
City: Greenbelt
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20771
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-614-5224
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-614-5268
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gsfc-help-disc@lists.nasa.gov
Resource_Description: WINDII 3AL
Resource_Description: WINDII 3AT
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http://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/
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DATA CENTER URL
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Network_Resource_Name:
http://mirador.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/mirador/colle...
Access_Instructions:
Access UARS UARWI3AT Data Set.
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ftp://acdisc.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/s4pa/UARS_WINDII_L...
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README
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20070226
Metadata_Review_Date: 20090821
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: JAMES EDWARD JOHNSON
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: 301-614-5121
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: James.Johnson@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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