TOVS Pathfinder Path-P Daily and Monthly Polar Gridded Atmospheric Parameters

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eng; usa

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TOVS Pathfinder Path-P Daily and Monthly Polar Gridded Atmospheric Parameters

Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC User Services
Organization Name: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: CIRES, 449 UCB
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

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Date Stamp:

2014-11-26

Metadata Standard Name:

ISO 19115 Geographic Information - Metadata First Edition

Metadata Standard Version:

ISO 19115:2003

Dataset URI:

http://nsidc.org/data/nsidc-0027.html

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Data Identification Information:

Citation:

Citation Information:

Title: TOVS Pathfinder Path-P Daily and Monthly Polar Gridded Atmospheric Parameters
Date:
Date: 1999
Date Type:
Value: publication
CodeList: CI_DateTypeCode
Edition Date: 1999-09-01
Identifier: NSIDC-0027
Cited Responsible Party:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC DAAC User Services
Organization Name: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC User Services
Organization Name: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
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Abstract:

The TIROS-N Operational Vertical Sounder (TOVS) Polar Pathfinder (Path-P) data set consists of gridded daily and monthly Arctic and Antarctic atmospheric data derived from various NOAA satellites. TOVS Path-P daily files are available for the Northern and Southern Hemispheres from 60 degrees poleward at 100 km gridded spatial resolution in an Equal-Area Scalable Earth Grid (EASE-Grid). TOVS Path-P monthly files are available for the Northern Hemisphere only from 60 degrees poleward at 100 km gridded spatial resolution in EASE-Grid. Daily and monthly Northern Hemisphere data are available from January 1979 through current processing, and daily Southern Hemisphere data are available from July 1979 through current processing. Data were created from a modified version of the Improved Initialization Inversion Algorithm (3I) (Chedin et al. 1985), a physical-statistical retrieval method improved for use in identifying geophysical variables in snow- and ice-covered areas (Francis 1994). Variables retrieved from satellite-observed radiances for this product include atmospheric temperature, water vapor, skin surface temperature, total effective cloud fraction, cloud top pressure and temperature, solar zenith elevation, surface pressure, turning angle between geostrophic wind and surface stress over ice, emissivity, boundary layer stratification, and geostrophic drag coefficient. The algorithm used to generate these grids has been validated through comparisons with surface observations from the North Pole drifting meteorological stations (Schweiger et al. 1999). The complete TOVS data set is available via FTP in Hierarchical Data Format (HDF). Users may also order subsets of the data for any of the parameters listed above or for specific spatial or temporal coverage. Data users are encouraged to register before accessing the TOVS data. Registered users automatically receive release notes via e-mail containing notification of data manipulation or formatting modifications.

Purpose:

Scientific Research

Credit:

The following example shows how to cite the use of this data set in a publication. For more information, see our Use and Copyright Web page.

Francis, J. A. and A. J. Schweiger. 1999, updated 2008. TOVS Pathfinder Path-P Daily and Monthly Polar Gridded Atmospheric Parameters. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center.

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Value: underDevelopment
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Point of Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Jennifer A. Francis
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 206 543-1254

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences
Email: francis@apl.washington.edu

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Jennifer A. Francis
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 206 543-1254

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences
Email: francis@apl.washington.edu

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Axel J. Schweiger
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 206 543-1312

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: Applied Physics Laboratory
City: Seattle
Administrative Area: WA
Postal Code: 98105-6698
Country: USA
Email: axel@apl.washington.edu

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Axel J. Schweiger
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 206 543-1312

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: Applied Physics Laboratory
City: Seattle
Administrative Area: WA
Postal Code: 98105-6698
Country: USA
Email: axel@apl.washington.edu

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Value: principalInvestigator
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC User Services
Organization Name: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: CIRES, 449 UCB
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

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Maintenance Information:

Maintenance and Update Frequency:

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Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC User Services
Organization Name: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: CIRES, 449 UCB
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

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Value: pointOfContact
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Descriptive Keywords:

Keywords

Keyword: Geographic Region > Northern Hemisphere
Keyword: Geographic Region > Southern Hemisphere
Keyword Type:
Value: place
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Citation Information:

Title: NASA / GCMD Location Keywords
Date:
Date: 2008-02-05
Date Type:
Value: revision
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Keywords

Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Radiation > Emissivity
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Radiation > Emissivity
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Air Temperature
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Air Temperature
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Skin Temperature
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Skin Temperature
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Surface Air Temperature
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Surface Air Temperature
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Water Vapor > Precipitable Water
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Water Vapor > Precipitable Water
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Winds > Wind Stress > Geostrophic Drag Coefficient
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Winds > Wind Stress > Geostrophic Drag Coefficient
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Clouds > Cloud Amount/Frequency > Effective Cloud Fraction
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Clouds > Cloud Amount/Frequency > Effective Cloud Fraction
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Clouds > Cloud Top Pressure
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Clouds > Cloud Top Pressure
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Clouds > Cloud Top Temperature
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Atmosphere > Clouds > Cloud Top Temperature
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Winds > Wind Stress
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Winds > Wind Stress
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Citation Information:

Title: NASA / GCMD Science Keywords
Date:
Date: 2008-02-05
Date Type:
Value: revision
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Keywords

Keyword: CEAREX > Coordinated Eastern Arctic Experiment
Keyword: EOSDIS > Earth Observing System Data Information System
Keyword: ESIP > Earth Science Information Partners Program
Keyword: NOAA/NASA PATHFINDER > NOAA/NASA Pathfinder Program
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Value: theme
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Citation Information:

Title: NASA / GCMD Project Keywords
Date:
Date: 2008-01-24
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Value: revision
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Keywords

Keyword: Atmospheric Stratification
Keyword: Boundary Layer
Keyword: Boundary Layer Stratification
Keyword: Cloud Fraction
Keyword: Cloud Properties
Keyword: Cloud Top Pressure
Keyword: Cloud Tops
Keyword: Cloud Top Temperature
Keyword: DAAC
Keyword: EOSDIS
Keyword: Geostrophic Drag Coefficient
Keyword: Geostrophic Wind
Keyword: Humidity Profiles
Keyword: Ice
Keyword: ICE SURFACE SKIN TEMPERATURE
Keyword: INITIALIZATION INVERSION ALGTHM
Keyword: NOAA/NASA Pathfinder
Keyword: North Polar Basin
Keyword: NSIDC DAAC
Keyword: Ocean Surface Skin Temperature
Keyword: Path P
Keyword: Polar Exchange At Sea Surface
Keyword: Poles
Keyword: SNOW ICE
Keyword: Temperature Profiles
Keyword: TOVS
Keyword: Turning Angle
Keyword Type:
Value: theme
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Dataset Constraints:

Legal Constraints:

Access Constraints:

Value: otherRestrictions
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Other Constraints:

Users are strongly encouraged to register before accessing data. Registered users automatically receive release notes via e-mail containing notification of data manipulation or formatting modifications.

Use Constraints : none

Language:

eng; usa

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Value: UTF8
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Topic Category:

Value: climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
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Extent Information:

Spatial Temporal Extent:

Geographic Element:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

Westbound Longitude: -180
Eastbound Longitude: 180
Southbound Latitude: -90
Northbound Latitude: 90

Temporal Element:

Time Period:

Begin Position: 19790101
End Position: Unknown

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Distribution Information:

Distributor Information:

Distributor Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC DAAC User Services
Organization Name: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
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Responsible Party:

Individual Name: NSIDC User Services
Organization Name: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
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Distribution Format(s):

Data File Format:

Name: HDF
Specification: FTP 494.5 - 760.6 MB

Digital Transfer Options:

Online Transfer Options:

Online Resources:

Linkage: ftp://sidads.colorado.edu/pub/DATASETS/nsidc0027_tovs_pathfinder_atm/
Description: Data Access URL
Function:

Value: download
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Linkage: http://nsidc.org/data/docs/daac/nsidc0027_tovs.gd.html
Description: Documentation URL
Function:

Value: information
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Offline Transfer Options:

Offline Resources:

Name:

Value: onLine
CodeList: MD_MediumNameCode
Density: 494.5
Density Units: MB
Medium Name: FTP

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Data Acquisition Information:

Instrument Information:

Instrument:

Name: HIRS > High Resolution Infrared Radiation Sounder
Type: sensor

Instrument:

Name: MSU > Microwave Sounding Unit
Type: sensor

Instrument:

Name: SOUNDERS
Type: sensor

Instrument:

Name: TOVS > TIROS Operational Vertical Sounder
Type: sensor

Platform Information:

Platform:

Name: NOAA-10 > National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-10
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

Platform:

Name: NOAA-11 > National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-11
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

Platform:

Name: NOAA-12 > National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-12
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

Platform:

Name: NOAA-13 > National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-13
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

Platform:

Name: NOAA-14 > National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-14
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

Platform:

Name: NOAA-6 > National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-6
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

Platform:

Name: NOAA-7 > National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-7
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

Platform:

Name: NOAA-8 > National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-8
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

Platform:

Name: NOAA-9 > National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-9
Description: satellite
Instrument: N/A

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