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Dataset

 
Update Frequency: Not Planned
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2007-01-10
Download Stats: last 12 months

Abstract

These data consist of sets of 3-dimensional gridpoint analyses of the stratosphere which are produced by the Met Office using data from the TIROS Operational Vertical Sounder (TOVS) instruments onboard the NOAA (National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration) operational polar orbiters. TOVS consists of 3 instruments, the Stratospheric Sounding Unit (SSU) the Microwave Sounding Unit (MSU) and the High Resolution Infrared Sounder (HIRS). Daily radiance and geopotential height data are available on a 5 degree latitude / longitude global grid from December 1978 to April 1997. Software is provided to derive potential vorticity. Access permission required so that PI can monitor usage of data.

Citable as:  Met Office (2007): TOVS data onboard POES (1978-1998). NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation. https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/7e23b82ec3bdc8e5297c0b623697c559
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: ATMOSPHERICTEMPERATURE, ATMOSPHERE, ALTITUDE

Details

Previous Info:
No news update for this record
Previously used record identifiers:
http://badc.nerc.ac.uk/view/badc.nerc.ac.uk__ATOM__dep_11684465572112315
http://badc.nerc.ac.uk/view/badc.nerc.ac.uk__ATOM__dep_11684465851112317
http://badc.nerc.ac.uk/view/badc.nerc.ac.uk__ATOM__dep_1168446518912313
Access rules:
Restricted data: please submit an application using the REQUEST ACCESS link for access.
Use of these data is covered by the following licence: http://licences.ceda.ac.uk/image/data_access_condition/ukmo_agreement.pdf. When using these data you must cite them correctly using the citation given on the CEDA Data Catalogue record.
Data lineage:

VMS files originally supplied to the BADC by the Met Office. Later data were supplied in the PP format.

Data Quality:
See dataset associated documentation.
File Format:
The monthly data files are held at the BADC in the original VMS binary data format in which the data are encoded into 2-byte integer arrays, in records which contain a single day's data. The simplicity of the data format allows the data to be read on a wide variety of computer platforms with only very minor changes to the access routines. See documentation links for further information on these formats.

Process overview

This dataset was generated by instruments deployed on platforms as listed below.

Mobile platform operations

Mobile Platform Operation 1 Mobile Platform Operation for: NOAA Polar Orbiting environmental satellites (POES)
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
  • gcmd_keyword: Brightness Temperature
  • long_name: Brightness Temperature
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0104
  • names: Brightness Temperature, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0104
  • long_name: Geopotential Height
  • gcmd_keyword: Geopotential Height
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0341
  • names: Geopotential Height, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0341
  • long_name: Height
  • names: Height

Co-ordinate Variables

Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
1978-12-01T00:00:00
End time:
1998-06-29T23:00:00
Geographic Extent

 
90.0000°
 
-180.0000°
 
180.0000°
 
-90.0000°
 
Related parties
Authors (1)