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Dataset

 

Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS): NIMBUS-7 Daily UV Exposure measurements at the Earth's Surface

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 1996-12-10
Download Stats: last 12 months

Abstract

Data from the Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS), which used backscattered ultraviolet radiance to infer total column ozone measurements (gridded daily for the entire globe). This CD-ROM contains one file for each day from November 1, 1978 to March 6, 1993 (with a few missing days). Each file contains data representing the relative daily areal exposures of ultraviolet (UV) radiation effective in causing skin irritation, computed at each 1 degree latitude by 1.25 degree longitude pixel, between latitudes 65S and 65N. These data were derived from measurements made by NASA's Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS), which was flown aboard the Nimbus-7 satellite.

Citable as:  National Aeronautics and Space Administration; Mc.Peters, R. (1996): Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS): NIMBUS-7 Daily UV Exposure measurements at the Earth's Surface. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation. https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/b42d475e2a344ef9931f10bf60ae6fa8
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: ATMOSPHERICRADIATION, ATMOSPHERE, ATMOSPHERICCHEMISTRY

Details

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Previously used record identifiers:
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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 collected by NASA's Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS) and published on CD-ROM. A copy of the data were obtained by the BADC to assist in data access and to ensure long term preservation.

Data Quality:
Data were prepared by NASA. Check documentation for further details
File Format:
Data are ASCII formatted and images are GIF formatted

Process overview

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

Instrument/Platform pairings

NIMBUS-7 Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS) Deployed on: NIMBUS 7 Satellite

Mobile platform operations

Mobile Platform Operation 1 Mobile Platform Operation for: NIMBUS 7 Satellite

Computation Element: 1

Title DETAILS NEEDED - COMPUTATION CREATED FOR SATELLITE COMPOSITE. deployed on NIMBUS 7 Satellite
Abstract This computation involved: DETAILS NEEDED - COMPUTATION CREATED FOR SATELLITE COMPOSITE. deployed on NIMBUS 7 Satellite. The NASA Nimbus 7 research-and-development polar-orbiting satellite served as a stabilized, earth-oriented platform for the testing of advanced systems for sensing and collecting data in the pollution, oceanographic and meteorological disciplines. It was launched on October 24, 1978.
Input Description None
Output Description None
Software Reference None
Output Description None
  • 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: Total Ozone Column
  • names: Total Ozone Column
  • long_name: Ultraviolet Radiation
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0907
  • gcmd_keyword: Ultraviolet Radiation
  • names: Ultraviolet Radiation, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0907

Co-ordinate Variables

Coverage
Temporal Range
Start time:
1978-01-11T00:00:00
End time:
1993-05-05T23:00:00
Geographic Extent

 
90.0000°
 
-180.0000°
 
180.0000°
 
-90.0000°