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Dataset

 

Limb Infra-red Monitor of the Stratosphere (LIMS) Instrument: Methane and Nitrogen Dioxide measurements

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2007-01-13
Download Stats: last 12 months

Abstract

Infrared radiances from the Limb Infrared Monitor of the Stratosphere (LIMS) instrument, mounted on the Nimbus-7 satellite, were stored on a Radiance Archive Tape (RAT). RAT data was used to derive a series of products, two of which are held here. Firstly, the LIMS Inverted Profile Archival Tape (LAIPAT). This dataset contains mixing ratios of methane and nitrogen dioxide.

Citable as:  National Aeronautics and Space Administration (2007): Limb Infra-red Monitor of the Stratosphere (LIMS) Instrument: Methane and Nitrogen Dioxide measurements. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation. https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/0d401c19272d3f57ef1367dc64679310
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: LIMS, Methane, Nitrogen Dioxide

Details

Previous Info:
No news update for this record
Previously used record identifiers:
http://badc.nerc.ac.uk/view/badc.nerc.ac.uk__ATOM__dep_11687315008312433
Access rules:
Public data: access to these data is available to both registered and non-registered users.
Use of these data is covered by the following licence: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3/. When using these data you must cite them correctly using the citation given on the CEDA Data Catalogue record.
Data lineage:

Data were collected by the Limb Infrared Monitor of the Stratosphere (LIMS) instrument, mounted on the Nimbus-7 satellite, and were stored on a Radiance Archive Tape (RAT). The RAT data were used to derive a series of products held at NASA, a copy of which was obtained by the Geophysical Data Facility (GDF, The predecessor archive to the BADC) for UK users.

Data Quality:
Data have since been superceeded by later versions of the data available from NASA - http://lims.gats-inc.com/
File Format:
Data are ASCII formatted.

Process overview

This dataset was generated by a combination of instruments deployed on platforms and computations as detailed below.

Instrument/Platform pairings

Limb Infrared Monitor of the Stratosphere (LIMS) Deployed on: NIMBUS 7 Satellite

Mobile platform operations

Mobile Platform Operation 1 Mobile Platform Operation for: NIMBUS 7 Satellite

Computation Element: 1

Title Deployed on NIMBUS 7 Satellite
Abstract Deployed on NIMBUS 7 Satellite.
Input Description None
Output Description None
Software Reference None
Output Description None
  • long_name: Air Temperature
  • gcmd_name: Air Temperature
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0027
  • names: Air Temperature, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0027
  • gcmd_name: Geopotential Height
  • long_name: Geopotential Height
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0341
  • names: Geopotential Height, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0341
  • long_name: Infrared Imagery
  • gcmd_name: Infrared Imagery
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0420
  • names: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0420, Infrared Imagery
  • long_name: Infrared Radiance
  • gcmd_name: Infrared Radiance
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0421
  • names: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0421, Infrared Radiance
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P131/4/GTER0056
  • long_name: Infrared Wavelengths
  • gcmd_name: Infrared Wavelengths
  • names: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P131/4/GTER0056, Infrared Wavelengths
  • gcmd_name: Nitric Acid
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0554
  • long_name: Nitric Acid
  • names: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0554, Nitric Acid
  • gcmd_name: Nitrogen Compounds
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0558
  • long_name: Nitrogen Compounds
  • names: Nitrogen Compounds, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0558
  • long_name: Nitrogen Dioxide
  • gcmd_name: Nitrogen Dioxide
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0559
  • names: Nitrogen Dioxide, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0559
  • long_name: Oxygen Compounds
  • names: Oxygen Compounds
  • gcmd_name: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Chemistry/Oxygen Compounds > Ozone
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/G164
  • long_name: Ozone
  • names: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Chemistry/Oxygen Compounds > Ozone, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/G164
  • long_name: Trace Gases
  • names: Trace Gases
  • long_name: Trace Species
  • names: Trace Species
  • long_name: Water Vapor
  • gcmd_name: Water Vapor
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0943
  • names: Water Vapor, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0943

Co-ordinate Variables

Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
1978-10-24T23:00:00
End time:
1979-05-28T23:00:00
Geographic Extent

 
84.0000°
 
-180.0000°
 
180.0000°
 
-64.0000°