Data Sets

NSIDC maintains and distributes two TOVS data products as part of the NOAA/NASA Polar Pathfinder Program. The following table lists the TOVS data products available at NSIDC. Click on the data set title to access documentation and order data.

Title Spatial Coverage Temporal Coverage Spatial Resolution Temporal Resolution Parameter(s)
AMSR-E/Aqua Monthly Global Microwave Land Surface Emissivity, Version 1

N: 90, S: -90, E: 180, W: -180

2002/07/01 to 2008/06/30 0.25 deg-0.25 deg 1 month Emissivity
TOVS Pathfinder Path-P Daily and Monthly Polar Gridded Atmospheric Parameters, Version 1

N: 90, S: 60, E: 180, W: -180

N: -60, S: -90, E: 180, W: -180

1979/01/01 to 2005/12/31, 1979/07/12 to 2001/12/31 100 km-100 km 1 day, 1 month Air Temperature, Cloud Top Pressure, Cloud Top Temperature, Cloud Amount/Frequency, Emissivity, Wind Stress, Precipitable Water, Skin Temperature, Surface Air Temperature