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Dataset

 

Stratospheric Aerosol Measurement II (SAM II): Polar Arctic and Antarctic Aerosol Extinction Profiles

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2007-02-06
Download Stats: last 12 months

Abstract

The SAM II instrument, aboard the Earth-orbiting Nimbus 7 spacecraft, was designed to measure solar irradiance attenuated by aerosol particles in the Arctic and Antarctic stratosphere.

This dataset collection contains 14 years of polar Arctic and Antarctic aerosol extinction profiles, atmospheric temperature and pressure data obtained from the Stratospheric Aerosol Instrument II (SAM II) on the NIMBUS 7 satellite.

Citable as:  National Aeronautics and Space Administration; McCormick, M.P.; Powell, K. (2007): Stratospheric Aerosol Measurement II (SAM II): Polar Arctic and Antarctic Aerosol Extinction Profiles. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation. https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/20959cc60f1dda630df224d73e7b5d8c
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: SAM II, aerosol, polar, temperature, pressure

Details

Previous Info:
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Previously used record identifiers:
http://badc.nerc.ac.uk/view/badc.nerc.ac.uk__ATOM__dep_11707221518513876
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 obtained from the Stratospheric Aerosol Instrument II (SAM II) on the NIMBUS 7 satellite. Data collected and prepared by NASA and published on CD-ROM. BADC obtained a copy to make available in the BADC archives to assist users wishing to access these data.

Data Quality:
Data obtained and prepared by NASA
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

Stratospheric Aerosol Measurement II (SAM II) 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: Aerosol Extinction
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0017
  • gcmd_keyword: Aerosol Extinction
  • names: Aerosol Extinction, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0017
  • long_name: Air Temperature
  • gcmd_keyword: 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
  • long_name: Extinction At 1 Micron
  • names: Extinction At 1 Micron
  • long_name: Temperature
  • names: Temperature

Co-ordinate Variables

Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
1978-10-28T23:00:00
End time:
1993-12-18T00:00:00
Geographic Extent

 
83.0000°
 
-180.0000°
 
180.0000°
 
-83.0000°