AVHRR Pathfinder Atmosphere (PATMOS) Data Set

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Abstract: The AVHRR Pathfinder Atmosphere (PATMOS) Project is a NOAA/NESDIS
activity in support of the NOAA/NASA Pathfinder Program. Its original
objective was to reprocess all afternoon AVHRR data from NOAA
satellites from 1994 back to 1981. Operational algorithms are applied
to radiance data corrected for calibration drift to produce a
consistent record of atmospheric parameters for climate change studies.
The output products are available on an equal area grid with resolution
of 110 km, sampled twice daily, and averaged over five day (pentad) and
monthly periods. The data set production continued beyond 1994.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Stowe, L., H. Jacobowitz, P. Topoly, A. Kidd
Dataset Title: AVHRR Pathfinder Atmosphere (PATMOS) Data Set
Dataset Release Date: 1998
Dataset Publisher: NOAA/NESDIS
Online Resource: http://dss.ucar.edu/datasets/ds702.0/
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1981-07-01
Stop Date: 1994-08-31
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 110 km
Longitude Resolution: 110 km
Temporal Resolution: pentad, monthly
Data Set Progress
Originating Center
Data Center
Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.osdpd.noaa.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 301-763-8598
Fax: 301-763-8388
Email: akidd at nesdis.noaa.gov
Contact Address:
5627 Allentown Road
Suite 100
City: Suitland
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20746
Country: USA
Phone: 301-763-8053 x113
Fax: 301-763-8108
Email: Herbert.Jacobowitz at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
5200 Auth Rd.
City: Camp Springs
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20746-4304
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-02-23
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