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Dataset

 

Improved Stratospheric and Mesospheric Sounder (ISAMS) on the Upper Air Research Satellite (UARS): Aerosol at 12.1 microns [1 km] measurements

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

Abstract

The Improved Stratospheric and Mesospheric Sounder (ISAMS) measured vertical profiles of temperature and a number of atmospheric constituents. An instrument on board UARS (Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite) measured global stratospheric and mesospheric temperature, CO, H2O, CH4, O3, HNO3, N2O5, NO2, N2O and aerosol extinction. Gridded, global measurements between 80S and 80N, October 1991 - July 1992. Data include level 2 and 3A product (gridded in time or latitude along the satellite track). Data are version 9/10 for Level 3 and version 8 for Level 2. ISAMS data is public.

Citable as:  Taylor, F.W. (2007): Improved Stratospheric and Mesospheric Sounder (ISAMS) on the Upper Air Research Satellite (UARS): Aerosol at 12.1 microns [1 km] measurements. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, date of citation. https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/b625f90d700a4e73990aff270cc1eb1c
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: ISAMS, UARS, Aerosol

Details

Previous Info:
No news update for this record
Previously used record identifiers:
No related previous identifiers.
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 obtained by the the Improved Stratospheric and Mesospheric Sounder (ISAMS)over the period October 1991 - July 1992. Data files provided as is by the University of Oxford for archiving at the BADC.

Data Quality:
Some information available in associated documentation.
File Format:
Data are binary formatted

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). The satellite was launched in 1991 by the Space Shuttle Discovery. It is 35 feet long, 15 feet in diameter, weighs 13,000 pounds, and carries 10 instruments. UARS orbits at an altitude of 375 miles with an orbital inclination of 57 degrees. Designed to operate for three years, UARS was finally decommissioned in December 2005. UARS measures ozone and chemical compounds found in the ozone layer which affect ozone chemistry and processes. UARS also measures winds and temperatures in the stratosphere as well as the energy input from the Sun. Together, these help define the role of the upper atmosphere in climate and climate variability.
Input Description None
Output Description None
Software Reference None
Output Description None
  • long_name: Aerosol Extinction
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0017
  • gcmd_keyword: Aerosol Extinction
  • names: Aerosol Extinction, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0017
  • 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: Barometric Altitude
  • gcmd_keyword: Barometric Altitude
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0074
  • names: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0074, Barometric Altitude
  • long_name: Carbon And Hydrocarbon Compounds
  • names: Carbon And Hydrocarbon Compounds
  • long_name: Carbon Monoxide
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0112
  • gcmd_keyword: Carbon Monoxide
  • names: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0112, Carbon Monoxide
  • long_name: Extinction At 12.1 Microns
  • names: Extinction At 12.1 Microns
  • long_name: Extinction At 6.23 Microns
  • names: Extinction At 6.23 Microns
  • 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: N2O5
  • alt_names: ['Dinitrogen']
  • names: Dinitrogen
  • gcmd_keyword: Nitrogen Compounds
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0558
  • long_name: Nitrogen Compounds
  • names: Nitrogen Compounds, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0558
  • long_name: Nitrogen Dioxide
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0559
  • gcmd_keyword: Nitrogen Dioxide
  • names: Nitrogen Dioxide, http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0559
  • long_name: Nitrogen Oxides
  • gcmd_keyword: Nitrogen Oxides
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0560
  • names: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0560, Nitrogen Oxides
  • gcmd_keyword: Nitrous Oxide
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0561
  • long_name: Nitrous Oxide
  • names: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0561, Nitrous Oxide
  • 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: Temperature
  • names: Temperature
  • 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:
1991-09-27T23:00:00
End time:
1992-07-28T23:00:00
Geographic Extent

 
80.0000°
 
-180.0000°
 
180.0000°
 
-80.0000°