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GEOSAT Altimeter JGM-3 Data from the Geodetic Mission and Exact Repeat Mission on CD-ROM

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Citation:
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Originator: NOAA/NESDIS/National Oceanographic Data Center
Publication_Date: 1997/05
Title: GEOSAT Altimeter JGM-3 Data from the Geodetic Mission and Exact Repeat Mission on CD-ROM
Edition: 1
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Online_Linkage: www.nodc.noaa.gov
Description:
Abstract:
This June 1997 release of satellite altimeter data collected by the U.S. Navy Geosat mission represents a significant improvement over previous versions. The ten CD-ROMs contain geophysical data records (GDRs) which span both the Geodetic Mission (GM: 3/85 - 9/86) and Exact Repeat Mission (ERM: 11/86 - 12/89). The GDRs incorporate a new 10-cm satellite orbit computed by the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center using the JGM-3 gravity model. In addition, the overall accuracy of the data is increased by new geophysical corrections (CSR 3.0 tides; model troposphere from the NCEP/NCAR reanalysis; IRI95 ionosphere; a new sea state bias based on wind, wave and satellite attitude; and corrections for clock drift and timing bias). The GDRs are stored in daily files using the same 78-byte, integer binary format as previous releases of the Geosat GDRs. CD#1 (first GM) and CD#5 (first ERM) contain documentation, tabular data, "high-precision" corrections, figures, and the CD-ROM handbook which can be viewed The following table shows how the daily GDRs are stored in the ten CD set, for the entire mission: CD Mission Start Yr_Day End Yr_Day # GDRs -- ------- ------------ ---------- ------ 1 GM 1985_090 1985_227 138 2 GM 1985_228 1985_365 138 3 GM 1986_001 1986_138 138 4 GM 1986_139 1986_273 135 5 ERM 1986_312 1987_082 136 6 ERM 1987_083 1987_235 153 7 ERM 1987_236 1988_040 163 8 ERM 1988_041 1988_210 170 9 ERM 1988_211 1989_031 187 10 ERM 1989_032 1989_364 298 Customers can order the complete set of 10 discs, holding both the Geodetic and Exact Repeat Mission data, or make separate purchases of the Geodetic Mission (Discs 1-4) or the Exact Repeat Mission (Discs 5-10). NOTE: Advanced programming skills are strongly recommended for users of this CD-ROM product.
Purpose:
Not Available
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: NODC Laboratory for Satellite Altimetry. 1997. The Geosat Altimeter JGM-3 GDRs on CD-ROM (Handbook). Silver Spring, Maryland. "http://ibis.grdl.noaa.gov/SAT/gdrs/geosat_handbook/"
Time_Period_of_Content:
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Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19850331
Ending_Date: 19891231
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: 72.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -72.0
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 WINDS > SURFACE WINDS > WIND SPEED
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > MARINE GEOPHYSICS > MARINE GRAVITY FIELD
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN WAVES > SEA STATE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN WAVES > SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN WAVES > WIND WAVES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN WINDS > SURFACE WINDS > WIND SPEED
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SEA SURFACE TOPOGRAPHY > SEA SURFACE HEIGHT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > GRAVITY/GRAVITATIONAL FIELD > GRAVITATIONAL FIELD
Theme_Keyword: GEOSAT > GEODETIC SATELLITE
Theme_Keyword: ALTIMETERS
Theme_Keyword: RADAR ALTIMETERS
Theme_Keyword: ESIP > EARTH SCIENCE INFORMATION PARTNERS PROGRAM
Theme_Keyword: Satellite Altimetry
Theme_Keyword: W00012
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Theme_Keyword: ELEVATION
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: OCEANS
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > INDIAN OCEAN
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL OCEAN
Access_Constraints: Due to restrictions placed on the NODC by the US Navy, foreign requesters must follow special procedures when ordering GEOSAT data. Please contact NODC for further information.
Use_Constraints:
NOAA and NODC would appreciate recognition as the resource from which these data were obtained in any publications and/or other representations of these data.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: JOHN LILLIBRIDGE
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: NOAA/NESDIS/STAR: E/RA31
Address: 1335 East-West Hwy. #5344
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20910
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (301)713-2857 x 121
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (301)713-3136
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: John.Lillibridge@noaa.gov
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Orbit calculations using the JGM-3 gravity model have reduced the radial orbit error to 10-15 cm.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Not Available
Completeness_Report:
Not Available
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Process_Description:
Not Available
Process_Date: Unknown
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NODC > National Oceanographic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Contact_Person: NODC USER SERVICES
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: 1315 East-West Highway, SSMC3, 4th floor
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20910
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-713-3277
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-713-3302
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: NODC.Services@noaa.gov
Resource_Description: GEOSAT_GM_ERM_NODC
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Transfer_Size: 10 CD-ROMs
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://ols.nndc.noaa.gov/plolstore/plsql/olstore.p...
Access_Instructions:
CD-ROM Order page
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.esdim.noaa.gov/NOAAServer/
Access_Instructions:
NOAA Server access page
Fees: There Is A Fee For The Cd-roms.
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date:
Metadata_Review_Date: 20090108
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: MELANIE F. MEAUX
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gsfc-gcmduso@mail.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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