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Dataset

 

Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS) Level 3 data (1991-1997) - Version 4

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2007-01-18
Download Stats: last 12 months

Abstract

The Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS) is an instrument on board the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) which measured global ClO, O3, H2O, temperature and SO2. Data are version 4 and public (gridded in time or latitude along the satellite track) between 80S - 80N, approximately 10-60 km in the vertical, from October 1991 to June 1997.

This directory tree now contains Version 4 MLS data files, in subdirectories for constituent and year, for FTP to remote machines. The data is held in IEEE binary files as supplied by the Goddard DAAC. Remember to switch to BINARY mode when transferring these files by FTP. New software to read the data files is also available.

Citable as:  National Aeronautics and Space Administration; Waters, J.; Harwood, R. (2007): Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS) Level 3 data (1991-1997) - Version 4. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation. https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/3a8424e1651e438bbf59daba33556ea0
Abbreviation: v0004, UARS-MLS
Keywords: MLS, UARS, atmospheric chemistry, profiles

Details

Previous Info:
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Previously used record identifiers:
http://badc.nerc.ac.uk/view/badc.nerc.ac.uk__ATOM__dep_11691464755712534
Access rules:
Access to these data is available to any registered CEDA user. Please Login or Register for an account to gain access.
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 files acquired as is directly from NASA (mirror transfer).

Data Quality:
Data quality controlled by NASA. Please see dataset associated documentation.
File Format:
The data are provided in IEEE binary files.

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: Upper Air Research Satellite (UARS)

Computation Element: 1

Title DETAILS NEEDED - COMPUTATION CREATED FOR SATELLITE COMPOSITE. deployed on Upper Air Research Satellite (UARS)
Abstract This computation involved: DETAILS NEEDED - COMPUTATION CREATED FOR SATELLITE COMPOSITE. deployed on Upper Air Research Satellite (UARS).
Input Description None
Output Description None
Software Reference None
Output Description None
  • 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: Carbon And Hydrocarbon Compounds
  • names: Carbon And Hydrocarbon Compounds
  • gcmd_keyword: Chlorine Monoxide
  • long_name: Chlorine Monoxide
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0128
  • names: Chlorine Monoxide, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0128
  • long_name: Halons And Halogens
  • names: Halons And Halogens
  • long_name: Methane
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/G138
  • gcmd_keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Chemistry/Carbon and Hydrocarbon Compounds > Methane
  • names: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Chemistry/Carbon and Hydrocarbon Compounds > Methane, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/G138
  • long_name: Oxygen Compounds
  • names: Oxygen Compounds
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/G164
  • gcmd_keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Chemistry/Oxygen Compounds > Ozone
  • long_name: Ozone
  • names: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Chemistry/Oxygen Compounds > Ozone, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/G164
  • long_name: Sulfur Compounds
  • names: Sulfur Compounds
  • long_name: Sulfur Dioxide
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0843
  • gcmd_keyword: Sulfur Dioxide
  • names: Sulfur Dioxide, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0843
  • long_name: Water Vapor
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0943
  • gcmd_keyword: Water Vapor
  • names: Water Vapor, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0943

Co-ordinate Variables

Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
1991-09-18T23:00:00
End time:
1997-06-29T23:00:00
Geographic Extent

 
80.0000°
 
-180.0000°
 
180.0000°
 
-80.0000°