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Dataset

 

Limb Infra-red Monitor of the Stratosphere (LIMS) Instrument: Temperature measurements

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2007-01-13
Download Stats: last 12 months

Abstract

Infrared radiances from the Limb Infrared Monitor of the Stratosphere (LIMS) instrument, mounted on the Nimbus-7 satellite, were stored on a Radiance Archive Tape (RAT). RAT data was used to derive a series of products, two of which are held here. Firstly, the LIMS Inverted Profile Archival Tape (LAIPAT). This dataset contains radiances (from RAT), which are used to derive daily inverted profiles of temperature.

Citable as:  National Aeronautics and Space Administration (2007): Limb Infra-red Monitor of the Stratosphere (LIMS) Instrument: Temperature measurements. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation. https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/f88869eab3374f7daa73306588d46ed8
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: LIMS, Temperature

Details

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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 were collected by the Limb Infrared Monitor of the Stratosphere (LIMS) instrument, mounted on the Nimbus-7 satellite, and were stored on a Radiance Archive Tape (RAT). The RAT data were used to derive a series of products held at NASA, a copy of which was obtained by the Geophysical Data Facility (GDF, The predecessor archive to the BADC) for UK users.

Data Quality:
Data have since been superceeded by later versions of the data available from NASA - http://lims.gats-inc.com/
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.

Instrument/Platform pairings

Limb Infrared Monitor of the Stratosphere (LIMS) Deployed on: NIMBUS 7 Satellite

Mobile platform operations

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

Computation Element: 1

Title Deployed on NIMBUS 7 Satellite
Abstract Deployed on NIMBUS 7 Satellite.
Input Description None
Output Description None
Software Reference None
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
  • 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
  • gcmd_keyword: Infrared Imagery
  • long_name: Infrared Imagery
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0420
  • names: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0420, Infrared Imagery
  • gcmd_keyword: Infrared Radiance
  • long_name: Infrared Radiance
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0421
  • names: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0421, Infrared Radiance
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P131/4/GTER0056
  • long_name: Infrared Wavelengths
  • gcmd_keyword: Infrared Wavelengths
  • names: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P131/4/GTER0056, Infrared Wavelengths
  • gcmd_keyword: Nitric Acid
  • long_name: Nitric Acid
  • gcmd_url: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0554
  • names: http://vocab.ndg.nerc.ac.uk/term/P141/4/GVAR0554, Nitric Acid
  • 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: 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: Trace Gases
  • names: Trace Gases
  • long_name: Trace Species
  • names: Trace Species
  • 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:
1978-10-24T23:00:00
End time:
1979-05-28T23:00:00
Geographic Extent

 
84.0000°
 
-180.0000°
 
180.0000°
 
-64.0000°