UARS Wind Imaging Interferometer (WINDII) Level 3AT

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Shepherd, Gordon G., et al.
Publication_Date: 1999
Title: UARS Wind Imaging Interferometer (WINDII) Level 3AT
Edition: 001
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Digital Science Data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: UARWI3AT
Issue_Identification:
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Greenbelt, MD, USA
Publisher: Goddard Earth Science Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC)
Other_Citation_Details:
Online_Linkage: http://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/datacollection/UARWI3AT_V001.html
Description:
Abstract:
The Wind Imaging Interferometer (WINDII) Level 3AT data product consists of daily, 65.536 second interval time-ordered vertical profiles of meridional and zonal wind components, and temperature. The instrument was a Michelson interferometer designed to measure Doppler shifts of spectral lines in the visible between 550 and 780 nm. WINDII was flown on NASA's Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) and designed to measure wind, temperature and emission rates in the mesosphere and thermosphere between 80 and 300 km at about 5 km resolution. Data were collected between latitude 40S and 72N and 72S and 40N, alternating each satellite yaw cycle of about 36 days. The WINDII Level 3AT data were processed with the version 11 algorithm. The WINDII level 3AT product consists of 3 granules per day. A data granule is one WINDII species or subtype per day. The following subtypes are available: 1) MERWIN_A - meridional wind component on altitude grid [m/s] 2) ZONWIN_A - zonal wind component on altitude grid [m/s] 3) TEMP - temperature on altitude grid [Kelvin] WINDII data are on the UARS standard altitude levels (in km) given by: z(i) = 5*i for 1 <= i <= 12 z(i) = 60 + (i-12)*3 for 13 <= i <= 32 z(i) = 120 + (i-32)*5 for 33 <= i <= 88 Each of the 3 WINDII granules is accompanied by an additional parameter file, designated as level 3TP. The parameter file, contains additional ancillary and quality information not found in the 3AT files. The data files are available in a binary record oriented format.
Purpose:
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Supplemental_Information:
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.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19911104
Ending_Date: 19970819
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: 80.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -80.0
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_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > UPPER LEVEL WINDS > MERIDIONAL WINDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > UPPER LEVEL WINDS > ZONAL WINDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > AIR TEMPERATURE
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: U Wind
Theme_Keyword: V Wind
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
Place_Keyword: VERTICAL LOCATION > MESOSPHERE
Temporal:
Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Temporal_Keyword: Twice Daily; Ascending And Descending Nodes; 36-day Yaw Cycle
Access_Constraints: Not Available
Use_Constraints:
Not Available
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GES DISC HELP DESK SUPPORT GROUP
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL 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
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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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Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 500 km along track at limb
Longitude_Resolution: 20 km wide footprint at limb
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
Vertical_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Altitude_System_Definition:
Altitude_Datum_Name: Not Available
Altitude_Resolution: 3 - 5 km
Altitude_Distance_Units: Not Available
Altitude_Encoding_Method: Implicit coordinate
Depth_System_Definition:
Depth_Datum_Name: Not Available
Depth_Resolution: 3 - 5 km
Depth_Distance_Units: Not Available
Depth_Encoding_Method: Implicit coordinate
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
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: GES_DISC_UARWI3AT_V001
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Binary
Transfer_Size: 40 MB
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
ftp://acdisc.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/s4pa/UARS_WINDII_L...
Access_Instructions:
Access the data via anonymous FTP.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://mirador.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/mirador/homep...
Access_Instructions:
Mirador is a search and download interface of data archived at the NASA GES DISC.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://reverb.echo.nasa.gov/reverb/#utf8=%E2%9C%93...
Access_Instructions:
Reverb, the ECHO client, allows one to search and retrieve data across multiple data archive centers.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
ftp://acdisc.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/s4pa/UARS_WINDII_L...
Access_Instructions:
README
Fees: None
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20070226
Metadata_Review_Date: 20141116
Metadata_Future_Review_Date: 20150801
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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