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Met Office - TOVS Stratospheric Analyses

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Abstract: These data consist of sets of 3-dimensional gridpoint analyses of the stratosphere which are produced by the UK Meteorological Office using data from the TIROS Operational Vertical Sounder (TOVS) instruments onboard the NOAA operational polar orbiters. TOVS consists of 3 instruments, the Stratospheric Sounding Unit (SSU) the Microwave Sounding Unit (MSU) and the High Resolution Infrared Sounder ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0
Max Altitude: 45 KM

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: UK Meteorological Office
Dataset Title: Met Office - TOVS Stratospheric Analyses
Dataset Release Place: Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Dataset Publisher: British Atmospheric Data Centre
Online Resource:
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1978-01-01
Stop Date: 1997-04-30
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 5 degree
Longitude Resolution: 5 degree
Temporal Resolution: 1 day
Access Constraints The Met. Office wish to monitor the use of these analyses and require
an acknowledgement of the data source if they are used in any
publication. For these reasons we do not make the data available to
anonymous users through these WWW pages. In order to get access to the
data and accompanying software, please complete and sign the
conditions of use form. You will then be given FTP access to the data
directories from an account on a BADC computer.
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Data Center
British Atmospheric Data Centre, NERC Centres for Atmospheric Science, United Kingdom Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +44 1235 446432
Fax: +44 1235 445848
Email: BADC at
Contact Address:
British Atmospheric Data Centre
Space Science Department
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
City: Chilton
Province or State: Didcot
Postal Code: OX11 OQX
Country: UK
Distribution Media: Online (FTP)
Distribution Size: 1080 Mb
Distribution Format: BIN
Fees: None
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-02-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23