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HIRDLS: Level 0 atmospheric chemical and temperature measurements

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Latest Data Update: 2014-02-12
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2007-01-25
Download Stats: last 12 months
Dataset Size: 842.09K Files | 3TB


HIRDLS was a mid-infrared limb-scanning radiometer (21 channels from 6.12 to 17.76 µm and provided sounding observations to observe the lower stratosphere with improved sensitivity and accuracy. HIRDLS was carried on the Aura mission, part of the A-train procession of polar orbiting satellites forming part of NASA's Earth Observing System (EOS).

This dataset contains level 0 data of the global distributions of temperature, clouds, aerosols, and 10 trace species O3, H2O, CH4, N2O, NO2, HNO3, N2O5, CFC11, CFC12, and ClONO2 in the stratosphere and upper troposphere at high vertical and horizontal resolution in the Earth's atmosphere between about 8 and 100 km, from the High Resolution Dynamics Limb Sounder (HIRDLS) instrument.

Citable as:  Natural Environment Research Council; British National Space Centre; National Aeronautics and Space Administration (2007): HIRDLS: Level 0 atmospheric chemical and temperature measurements. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation.
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: HIRDLS, temperature, aerosol, chemistry


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Data lineage:

Data received by the ground station, was processed at the HIRDLS Science Investigator-led University of Boulder Science Processing Suite (SIPS) before being archived at the Goddard Earth Sciences Data and informations Services Center (GES DISC). The BADC has mirrored the data stored in the GES DISC for ease of access.

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Process overview

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

Instrument/Platform pairings

High Resolution Dynamics Limb Sounder (HIRDLS) Deployed on: EOS-AURA

Mobile platform operations

Mobile Platform Operation 1 Mobile Platform Operation for: EOS-AURA

Computation Element: 1

Title Deployed on EOS-AURA
Abstract Deployed on EOS-AURA.
Input Description None
Output Description None
Software Reference None
Output Description


  • long_name: Air Temperature
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Air Temperature
  • names: Air Temperature,
  • alt_names: ['Trichlorofluoromethane']
  • long_name: CFC-11
  • names: Trichlorofluoromethane
  • alt_names: ['Dichlorodifluoromethane']
  • long_name: CFC-12
  • names: Dichlorodifluoromethane
  • long_name: Carbon And Hydrocarbon Compounds
  • names: Carbon And Hydrocarbon Compounds
  • long_name: Chlorofluorocarbons
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Chemistry/Halons and Halogens > Chlorofluorocarbons
  • names: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Chemistry/Halons and Halogens > Chlorofluorocarbons,
  • long_name: ClONO2
  • alt_names: ['Chlorine Nitrate']
  • names: Chlorine Nitrate
  • long_name: Halons And Halogens
  • names: Halons And Halogens
  • long_name: Methane
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Chemistry/Carbon and Hydrocarbon Compounds > Methane
  • names: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Chemistry/Carbon and Hydrocarbon Compounds > Methane,
  • long_name: N2O5
  • alt_names: ['Dinitrogen']
  • names: Dinitrogen
  • long_name: Nitric Acid
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Nitric Acid
  • names:, Nitric Acid
  • long_name: Nitrogen Compounds
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Nitrogen Compounds
  • names: Nitrogen Compounds,
  • long_name: Nitrogen Dioxide
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Nitrogen Dioxide
  • names: Nitrogen Dioxide,
  • long_name: Nitrogen Oxides
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Nitrogen Oxides
  • names:, Nitrogen Oxides
  • long_name: Nitrous Oxide
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Nitrous Oxide
  • names:, Nitrous Oxide
  • long_name: Oxygen Compounds
  • names: Oxygen Compounds
  • long_name: Ozone
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Chemistry/Oxygen Compounds > Ozone
  • names: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Chemistry/Oxygen Compounds > Ozone,
  • long_name: Particulate Matter
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Particulate Matter
  • names: Particulate Matter,
  • long_name: Trace Gases
  • names: Trace Gases
  • long_name: Trace Species
  • names: Trace Species
  • long_name: Water Vapor
  • gcmd_url:
  • gcmd_keyword: Water Vapor
  • names: Water Vapor,

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