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LRIR/Nimbus-6 Level 2 Inverted Profiles of Temperature and Ozone V001 (LRIRN6L2IPAT) at GES DISC

Metadata Updated: December 7, 2023

LRIRN6L2IPAT is the Nimbus-6 Limb Radiance Inversion Radiometer (LRIR) Level 2 Inverted Profiles of Temperature and Ozone data product. The product contains daily profiles of temperature and ozone concentration profiles that were inverted from radiances measured in four spectral regions: two in the 15 micron carbon dioxide band; one in the 9.7 micron ozone band; and one located in the rotational water vapor band (23 to 27 microns). The calibrated radiances are also included in this product. There are a maximum of 13 orbits per day each with up to 115 profiles per orbit.

LRIR is a limb profiler with spatial coverage from latitude -64 to +84 degrees. Vertical profiles are provided at 17 standard pressure levels (from 100 to 0.1 mbar, i.e., from 15 to 64 km) with about 1.5 km vertical resolution. The instrument operated successfully and data are available from 20 June 1975 to 6 January 1976. After this, the detector temperature began to rise rapidly, and the instrument was turned off. The principal investigator for the LRIR experiment was Dr. John Gille from NCAR.

This product was previously available from the NSSDC with the identifier ESAD-00037 (old ID 75-052A-04A).

Access & Use Information

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 7, 2023

Metadata Source

Harvested from NASA Data.json

Graphic Preview

Typical data coverage of a Nimbus 6 LRIR data file.

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 7, 2023
Identifier C1513197201-GES_DISC
Data First Published 1992-06-30
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 1992-06-30
Category Nimbus, geospatial
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 026:00
Metadata Context
Metadata Catalog ID
Schema Version
Catalog Describedby
Citation NASA/GSFC. 2018-04-20. LRIRN6L2IPAT. Version 001. LRIR/Nimbus-6 Level 2 Inverted Profiles of Temperature and Ozone V001. Greenbelt, MD, USA. Archived by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, U.S. Government, Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC). Digital Science Data.
Data Presentation Form Digital Science Data
Graphic Preview Description Typical data coverage of a Nimbus 6 LRIR data file.
Graphic Preview File
Harvest Object Id 591c58de-4d68-460c-a805-dbff33974830
Harvest Source Id 58f92550-7a01-4f00-b1b2-8dc953bd598f
Harvest Source Title NASA Data.json
Homepage URL
Metadata Type geospatial
Old Spatial -180.0 -64.0 180.0 84.0
Program Code 026:001
Related Documents<1427:OTIOLR>2.0.CO;2,
Release Place Greenbelt, MD, USA
Series Name LRIRN6L2IPAT
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash 75d0d1d212615c9f876dad06ff124d005d53a53ef4e9283c284be8cec1904957
Source Schema Version 1.1
Temporal 1975-06-20T00:00:00Z/1976-01-06T23:59:59.999Z

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