Extended Special Sensor Microwave Imager (SSM/I) Temperature Data Record (TDR) in netCDF

Metadata Updated: February 27, 2019

The Special Sensor Microwave Imager (SSM/I) is a seven-channel linearly polarized passive microwave radiometer that operates at frequencies of 19.36 (vertically and horizontally polarized), 22.235 (vertically polarized), 37.0 (vertically and horizontally polarized), and 85.5 GHz (vertically and horizontally polarized). The instrument was carried aboard Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) satellites F8, F10, F11, F12, F13, and F15. The Temperature Data Records (TDRs) from SSM/I contain calibrated and earth-located data prior to the (irreversible) antenna pattern correction process. These SSM/I TDRs in network Common Data Format (netCDF) have embedded temperature and geolocation flags as well as a climatology flag that calculates deviations from a climatological norm for each radiance footprint or z-score. The original radiance and geolocation data are not changed. Variable orbital files from the originating TDR dataset have been aggregated into 3-hourly files for ease of use.

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Metadata Date November 5, 2018
Metadata Created Date September 26, 2015
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) January 14, 2009 (publication)
Frequency Of Update continual

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Harvested from NOAA CSW Harvest Source

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date November 5, 2018
Metadata Created Date September 26, 2015
Metadata Updated Date February 27, 2019
Reference Date(s) January 14, 2009 (publication)
Responsible Party DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce (Point of Contact)
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Access Constraints Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives., Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
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Frequency Of Update continual
Guid gov.noaa.ncdc:C00796
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Harvest Source Id 2aed8e29-fc5b-4cde-aa66-fb1118fd705e
Harvest Source Title NOAA CSW Harvest Source
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Metadata Type geospatial
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Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1987-07-16

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