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SAGE III: Level 2 Lunar species profiles version 3, binary formatted

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Latest Data Update: 2005-12-06
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2006-12-10
Download Stats: last 12 months
Dataset Size: 5.12K Files | 49MB


Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment III (SAGE III) was an instrument on board a Meteor-3M spacecraft, launched on December 10, 2001. Routine measurement operations began in March 2002 until the SAGE III mission was terminated in March 2006. The specific measurement objectives of SAGE III provide 1 km vertical resolution profiles of: aerosols and clouds at seven wavelengths from the mid-troposphere into the stratosphere and where appropriate, the mesosphere; O3 from the mid-troposphere to 85 km; H2O from the planetary boundary layer to 50 km; NO2 from the tropopause to 45 km; NO3 from 20 to 55 km; OClO from 15 to 25 km; and, O2 from the mid-troposphere to 70 km.

This dataset contains level 2 version 3 lunar species profiles of chlorine dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, nitrogen trioxide and ozone.

Citable as:  National Aeronautics and Space Administration; Chu, W.P. (2006): SAGE III: Level 2 Lunar species profiles version 3, binary formatted. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation.
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: SAGE III, lunar, chlorine dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, nitrogen trioxide and ozone


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Data lineage:

The Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment III (SAGE III) data were downloaded from the EOS Data Gateway, Langley DAAC Data Pool and it should be noted that the version number on that system represents the Earth Science Data Type version rather than the SAGE III Data version. Accordingly, the newly-released V3 data are stored as version '002'. Data and software supplied to the BADC by NASA Langley are stored in the BADC SAGE 3 archive.

Data Quality:
For details of quality control see user guide -
File Format:
Data are binary formatted

Related Documents

 SAGE III user guide

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: Meteor -3M satellite

Computation Element: 1

Title deployed on Meteor -3M satellite
Abstract This computation involved: deployed on Meteor -3M satellite. Meteor-3M is a joint Russian-US environment/atmosphere monitoring meteorological satellite launched on December 10th, 2001.
Input Description None
Output Description None
Software Reference None
Output Description


  • long_name: Aerosol Extinction
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Aerosol Extinction
  • names: Aerosol Extinction,
  • long_name: Air Temperature
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Air Temperature
  • names: Air Temperature,
  • long_name: Barometric Altitude
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Barometric Altitude
  • names:, Barometric Altitude
  • long_name: Chlorine Dioxide
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Chlorine Dioxide
  • names: Chlorine Dioxide,
  • long_name: Cloud Amount
  • names: Cloud Amount
  • long_name: Extinction At 1020 nm
  • names: Extinction At 1020 nm
  • long_name: Extinction At 385 nm
  • names: Extinction At 385 nm
  • long_name: Frequency
  • names: Frequency
  • long_name: Halons And Halogens
  • names: Halons And Halogens
  • long_name: NO3
  • alt_names: ['Nitrate']
  • names: Nitrate
  • long_name: Nitrogen Compounds
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Nitrogen Compounds
  • names: Nitrogen Compounds,
  • long_name: Nitrogen Dioxide
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Nitrogen Dioxide
  • names: Nitrogen Dioxide,
  • long_name: Nitrogen Oxides
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Nitrogen Oxides
  • names:, Nitrogen Oxides
  • long_name: Oxygen Compounds
  • names: Oxygen Compounds
  • long_name: Ozone
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Chemistry/Oxygen Compounds > Ozone
  • names: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Chemistry/Oxygen Compounds > Ozone,
  • long_name: Temperature
  • names: Temperature
  • long_name: Water Vapor
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Water Vapor
  • names: Water Vapor,

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