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Dataset

 

ERBE: Combined data from the ERBE instruments on aboard the NOAA-9 and ERBS satellites

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 1990-12-10
Download Stats: last 12 months

Abstract

This dataset consists of combined data from the Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) instruments on the Earth Radiaition Budget Satellite (ERBS) and the 9th NOAA Sun-synchronous operational satellites (NOAA-9). ERBS was launched in October 1984 by the Space Shuttle Challenger (STS-41G) into an orbit at 603-km altitude, 57-deg. inclination. NOAA-9 operated at an altitude of 852-km, with an equatorial crossing local time of 1430, having been launched in December 1984.

The ERBE instrument's main aim was to provide accurate measurements of incoming solar energy and shortwave and longwave radiation reflected or emitted from the Earth back into space.

This dataset contains colour images (shortwave/longwave/net radiation, albedo, clear-sky albedo, clear-sky shortwave/longwave/net radiation, and shortwave/longwave/net cloud forcing) from scanning radiometers on the NOAA-9 ERBE satellites and for combined satellite cases.

Monthly average values are included for the time periods during which the scanners were operational.

Citable as:  National Aeronautics and Space Administration; Barkstrom, B.R.; Minnis, P. (1990): ERBE: Combined data from the ERBE instruments on aboard the NOAA-9 and ERBS satellites. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation. https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/a31cd297c352cff4bce60fe3c23b2882
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: ERBE, NOAA, ERBS

Details

Previous Info:
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Previously used record identifiers:
http://badc.nerc.ac.uk/view/badc.nerc.ac.uk__ATOM__ACTIVITY_22d6d80a-f7e1-11df-9727-00e081470265
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://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/. When using these data you must cite them correctly using the citation given on the CEDA Data Catalogue record.
Data lineage:

Data collected by NASA using the Earth Radiation Budget Satellite (ERBS) and the NOAA-9 satellite, processed and prepared by NASA. A copy of the data were then obtained by the BADC to be made available through the BADC archive.

File Format:
Images are GIF formatted

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Process overview

This dataset was generated by a combination of instruments deployed on platforms and computations as detailed below.

Computation Element: 1

Title SRB satellite Staylor algorithm using ISCCP-C1 and ERBE data deployed on unknown computer
Abstract This computation involved: SRB satellite Staylor algorithm using ISCCP-C1 and ERBE data.
Input Description None
Output Description None
Software Reference None

Computation Element: 2

Title SRB satellite Pinker algorithm using ISCCP-C1 and ERBE data deployed on NASA Langley Atmospheric Science Data Center (ASDC)
Abstract This computation involved: SRB satellite Pinker algorithm using ISCCP-C1 and ERBE data deployed on NASA Langley Atmospheric Science Data Center (ASDC).
Input Description None
Output Description None
Software Reference None
  • gcmd_keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Radiation > Albedo
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/G199
  • long_name: Albedo
  • names: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Radiation > Albedo, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P041/4/G199
  • long_name: Incidence
  • names: Incidence
  • gcmd_keyword: Net Radiation
  • long_name: Net Radiation
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0546
  • names: Net Radiation, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0546
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0677
  • gcmd_keyword: Radiative Flux
  • long_name: Radiative Flux
  • names: Radiative Flux, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0677
  • gcmd_keyword: Shortwave Radiation
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0755
  • long_name: Shortwave Radiation
  • names: Shortwave Radiation, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0755
  • gcmd_keyword: Solar Irradiance
  • long_name: Solar Irradiance
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0809
  • names: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0809, Solar Irradiance

Co-ordinate Variables

Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
1985-02-01T00:00:00
End time:
1986-10-31T23:59:59
Geographic Extent

 
90.0000°
 
-180.0000°
 
180.0000°
 
-90.0000°