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Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) S-8 Processed Archival Tape

Metadata Updated: December 6, 2023

ERBE_S8_NAT_1 is the Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) S-8 Processed Archival Tape data set, which is in Native (NAT) Format. The PAT (S-8) contains ERBE scanner and non-scanner radiometric measurements for one day and one satellite. Estimates of the flux at the Top-of-Atmosphere (TOA) based on these measurements are also included. Data collection for this data set is complete.

ERBE was a multi-satellite system designed to measure the Earth's radiation budget. ERBE instruments flew on a mid-inclination National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Earth Radiation Budget Satellite (ERBS) and two sun-synchronous National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) satellites (NOAA-9 and NOAA-10). Each satellite carried both a scanner and a non-scanner instrument package. The S-8 contained all satellite and viewing geometry, and all scanner and non-scanner radiometric measurements in engineering units with flags defining their validity. It also contained quantities such as scanner measurements corrected to flat spectral responses, the scene identified for each scanner pixel, the estimate of radiant flux at TOA for each scanner pixel, and the estimates of the radiant fluxes from the non-scanner measurements. The data were for a 24-hour period and one satellite. If all three satellites were operational on the same day, three separate S-8s were required for a full set of ERBE data. The data period started at Greenwich midnight (zero Universal Time) and continued for 24 hours and the period was divided into 16-second intervals.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 6, 2023

Metadata Source

Harvested from NASA Data.json

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 6, 2023
Identifier C1000000768-LARC_ASDC
Data First Published 1999-04-05
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2017-01-12
Category ERBE, geospatial
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 026:00
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Metadata Catalog ID
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Citation 1999-04-12. Archived by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, U.S. Government, NASA/LARC/SD/ASDC.
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Temporal 1984-11-05T00:00:00Z/1990-02-28T23:59:59.999Z

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