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Dataset

 

Along Track Scanning Radiometer (ATSR-1) data from the European Remote Sensing satellite (ERS-1)

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2007-03-20
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Abstract

An infra-red radiometer capable of measuring sea surface temperature to better than 0.3K. The cd-rom dataset consists of two data products: (a) Spatially averaged sea surface temperatures (ASSTs) and (b) Time averaged global maps. The ASSTs are provided daily in half-degree cells together with temporal and positional information. The data cover the period August 1991 to July 1995.

Citable as:  STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (2007): Along Track Scanning Radiometer (ATSR-1) data from the European Remote Sensing satellite (ERS-1). NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation. https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/1a439a72375d942e3f41034edafba1f7
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: OCEANTEMPERATURE, OCEANS

Details

Previous Info:
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Previously used record identifiers:
http://badc.nerc.ac.uk/view/badc.nerc.ac.uk__ATOM__dep_1174351131718195
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:

The data were collected by the first Along-Track Scanning Radiometer (ATSR-1) launched on the ESA (European Space Agency) remote sensing satellite (ERS-1) in July 1991. CD-ROM obtained from the ATSR group at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and stored at the BADC.

Data Quality:
Please see documentation on the CD-ROM.
File Format:
The data are stored as 2-byte and 4-byte integers in fixed-length records. The choice of this simple format means that it should be a relatively simple matter to read the data on a variety of different computer set-ups and operating systems. Software is provided on the CDs to read and plot the data.

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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: European Remote Sensing satellite (ERS-1)

Computation Element: 1

Title DETAILS NEEDED - COMPUTATION CREATED FOR SATELLITE COMPOSITE. deployed on European Remote Sensing satellite (ERS-1)
Abstract This computation involved: DETAILS NEEDED - COMPUTATION CREATED FOR SATELLITE COMPOSITE. deployed on European Remote Sensing satellite (ERS-1). European Remote Sensing satellite, ERS-1, launched in 1991, was ESA's first Earth Observation satellite (polar orbiting); it carried a comprehensive payload including an imaging Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), a radar altimeter and other powerful instruments to measure ocean surface temperature and winds at sea. ERS-2, which overlapped with ERS-1, was launched in 1995 with an additional sensor for atmospheric ozone research. ERS 1 was taken out of action in 2000 after nine years of service. <div property="cedacat:introduction"> <div class="introduction">Introduction</div> <p>European Remote Sensing satellite, ERS-1, launched in 1991, was ESA's first Earth Observation satellite (polar orbiting); it carried a comprehensive payload including an imaging Active Microwave Instrument-Synthetic Aperture Radar (AMI-SAR), a radar altimeter and other powerful instruments to measure ocean surface temperature and winds at sea. ERS-2, which overlapped with ERS-1, was launched in 1995 with an additional sensor for atmospheric ozone research. ERS 1 was taken out of action in 2000 after nine years of service.</p> <h3>Orbital Parameters</h3> <table border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <th>Launch</th> <td>1991-07-17</td> </tr> <tr> <th>Orbit type</th> <td>Polar, sun-synchronous</td> </tr> <tr> <th>Orbital Period</th> <td>100 minutes</td> </tr> <tr> <th>Repeat Period</th> <td>35 days</td> </tr> <tr> <th>Altitude</th> <td>782–785km</td> </tr> <tr> <th>Inclination</th> <td>98.5 degrees</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div>
Input Description None
Output Description None
Software Reference None
Output Description None
  • gcmd_keyword: Sea Surface Temperature
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0728
  • long_name: Sea Surface Temperature
  • names: Sea Surface Temperature, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0728
  • long_name: Sea Surface Temperature Maps
  • names: Sea Surface Temperature Maps

Co-ordinate Variables

Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
1991-07-20T23:00:00
End time:
1995-07-30T23:00:00
Geographic Extent

 
90.0000°
 
-180.0000°
 
180.0000°
 
-90.0000°