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UGAMP: 3-D ozone column monthly average 1988

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Latest Data Update: 1999-05-12
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2007-01-08
Download Stats: last 12 months
Dataset Size: 12 Files | 13MB


The UK Universities Global Atmospheric Modelling Programme (UGAMP) ozone climatology project. This dataset contains a 3-dimensional climatology of ozone monthly means, combining various satellite observations and ozone sonde data. The data are global and covers 1988.

Each file contains a ligne of text followed by the variable itself, in free format.

Every single three-dimensional field var is stored as

(((var(i, j, k), i=1, 144), j=1, 73), k=1, 47)
i is the longitude index (from 0°E to 357.5°E by 2.5°);
j is the latitude index (from South Pole to North Pole by 2.5°);
k is the level index (from top to bottom).

Every two-dimensional field (zonal means) is stored as

((var(j, k), j=1, 73), k=1, 47)
with the same conventions as above.

Citable as:  Shine, K.P. (2007): UGAMP: 3-D ozone column monthly average 1988. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation.
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: UGAMp, Model, Climate, ozone


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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: When using these data you must cite them correctly using the citation given on the CEDA Data Catalogue record.
Data lineage:

Data provided as is by the University of Reading from satellite observations (SBUV, SAGE II, SME, TOMS) as well as ozone sonde data provided by the Atmospheric Environment Service of Canada. Data is provided to the BADC where it is then stored.

Data Quality:
Not available at this time.
File Format:
Data are ASCII formatted

Related Documents


Process overview

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

Mobile platform operations

Mobile Platform Operation 1 Mobile Platform Operation for: Solar Mesosphere Explorer (SME) satellite
Mobile Platform Operation 2 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

Computation Element: 2

Title deployed on Solar Mesosphere Explorer (SME) satellite
Abstract deployed on Solar Mesosphere Explorer (SME) satellite. A NASA scientific satellite launched on October 6th, 1981 and designed to investigate the processes that create and destroy ozone in Earth's upper atmosphere.
Input Description None
Output Description None
Software Reference None
Output Description


  • long_name: Oxygen Compounds
  • names: Oxygen Compounds
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Chemistry/Oxygen Compounds > Ozone
  • long_name: Ozone
  • names: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Chemistry/Oxygen Compounds > Ozone,
  • long_name: Ozone Column
  • names: Ozone Column

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