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  • In Autumn 1995, the Goddard Distributed Active Archive Center (GDAAC) compiled the Climatology Interdisciplinary Data Collection (CIDC) to facilitate interdisciplinary studies related to climate and global change. This data collection has been produced in collaboration with the Center for Earth Observing and Space Research (CEOSR), Institute for Computational Sciences and Informatics (CSI), and George Mason University. It was designed for the study of global change, seasonal to interannual climate change, and other phenomena that require from one to dozens of interacting parameters. This dataset contains volume 2 atmospheric dynamics measurements.

  • In Autumn 1995, the Goddard Distributed Active Archive Center (GDAAC) compiled the Climatology Interdisciplinary Data Collection (CIDC) to facilitate interdisciplinary studies related to climate and global change. This data collection has been produced in collaboration with the Center for Earth Observing and Space Research (CEOSR), Institute for Computational Sciences and Informatics (CSI), and George Mason University. It was designed for the study of global change, seasonal to interannual climate change, and other phenomena that require from one to dozens of interacting parameters. This dataset contains atmospheric measurements.

  • The Meteorological Research Flight (MRF) was a Met Office facility, which flew a well-instrumented C-130 Hercules aircraft for atmospheric research purposes. This dataset contains airborne atmospheric and chemistry measurements taken on board the Met Office C-130 Hercules aircraft flight A445 for research purposes.

  • 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, and mixing ratios, water vapour, nitric acid, and nitrogen dioxide. Profiles are geolocated. Secondly, the LIMS Map Archival Tape (LAMAT). This dataset was processed to create daily maps in the form of Fourier coefficients for each parameter at 18 pressure levels (from 0.05 to 100 mbar). Data are organised into 38 4 deg. latitude bands. Data for the daily maps are interpolated to the two synoptic time (0000 GMT for night and 1200 GMT for day). Also included is the day/night combined (averaged) data. This dataset is public. Please note that a major reprocessing of the Nimbus 7 LIMS data has recently been completed. The purpose of these activity was to take advantage of the changes in the spectral line parameters that have occurred since the original archived version was created and to generate a data version that is compatible with the UARS data sets. Improvements in the algorithm have also been made. More information is available from the LIMS homepage at http://lims.gats-inc.com/ and version 6 data can be downloaded from GES DAAC.

  • The Meteorological Research Flight (MRF) was a Met Office facility, which flew a well-instrumented C-130 Hercules aircraft for atmospheric research purposes. This dataset contains airborne atmospheric and chemistry measurements taken on board the Met Office C-130 Hercules aircraft flight A260 for research purposes.

  • The Meteorological Research Flight (MRF) was a Met Office facility, which flew a well-instrumented C-130 Hercules aircraft for atmospheric research purposes. This dataset contains airborne atmospheric and chemistry measurements taken on board the Met Office C-130 Hercules aircraft flight A663 for the UTLS-Ozone Dynamics and Chemistry of Frontal Zones (DCFZ) project. The location of the flight was over the Irish Sea and Wales in the vicinity of the MST radar at Aberystwyth and west of Chilbolton Radar.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • This dataset contains 0.25 degree resolution 3-hourly global Climate Prediction Center morphing method (CMORPH) precipitation data. CMORPH is the CPC Morphing technique which derives precipitation estimates from low orbiter satellite microwave observations.

  • Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment III (SAGE III) was an instrument on board a Meteor-3M spacecraft, launched on December 10, 2001. Routine measurement operations began in March 2002 until the SAGE III mission was terminated in March 2006. The specific measurement objectives of SAGE III provide 1 km vertical resolution profiles of: aerosols and clouds at seven wavelengths from the mid-troposphere into the stratosphere and where appropriate, the mesosphere; O3 from the mid-troposphere to 85 km; H2O from the planetary boundary layer to 50 km; NO2 from the tropopause to 45 km; NO3 from 20 to 55 km; OClO from 15 to 25 km; and, O2 from the mid-troposphere to 70 km. This dataset contains level 1B version 3 transmission profiles. The Level 1B Transmission product contains the SAGE III atmospheric slant path transmission profiles at 87 spectral channels. The profiles are skewed vertically and extend from sea level to an altitude of 100 km in 0.5 km intervals. The standard deviation of the binned transmission data is also provided for each reported altitude and channel. These data have been geolocated and normalized against exoatmospheric solar measurements to produce slant path transmission profiles.