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Multi-Satellite Lambertian Equivalent Reflectivity (Local Satellite Time) 1 day L3 Global 5.0deg Lat Zones V1 (MSLERLSTL3zm) at GES DISC

Metadata Updated: December 6, 2023

The Multi-Satellite Lambertian Equivalent Reflectivity (Local Satellite Time) 1 day L3 Global 5.0deg Lat Zones data product (MSLERLSTL3zm) is derived from observations made by the Nimbus-7 SBUV, and NOAA 9, 11, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19 SBUV/2 instruments (340 nm), Nimbus-7 and Earth Probe TOMS (331 nm), OMI (340 nm) and SeaWiFS (412 nm) from 1978 to 2011. The Local Satellite Time (LST) data are uncorrected for the drift of the local equator crossing time of the spacecraft. The table below lists the date ranges for each instrument (note A = ascending node, D = descending node):

Instrument Start Date End Date ------------------ ---------- ---------- Nimbus-7 SBUV 1978-11-01 1990-06-21 NOAA-9 SBUV/2 (A) 1985-02-02 1991-09-03 NOAA-9 SBUV/2 (D) 1990-04-25 1997-05-31 NOAA-11 SBUV/2 (A) 1988-12-01 1995-03-31 NOAA-11 SBUV/2 (D) 1997-07-15 2001-03-26 NOAA-14 SBUV/2 (A) 1995-02-05 2002-09-11 NOAA-14 SBUV/2 (D) 2002-04-09 2006-09-28 NOAA-16 SBUV/2 (A) 2000-10-03 2009-09-15 NOAA-16 SBUV/2 (D) 2008-04-28 2012-12-31 NOAA-17 SBUV/2 2002-07-10 2012-12-31 NOAA-18 SBUV/2 2005-06-05 2012-12-12 Nimbus-7 TOMS 1978-11-01 1993-05-06 EarthProbe TOMS 1996-07-25 2004-06-21 Aura OMI 2005-01-01 2008-12-31 SeaStar SeaWiFS 1998-01-01 2008-12-30

The scene reflectivities of the Earth at blue and ultraviolet (UV) wavelengths (320 nm to 415 nm) are low over most surfaces (except ice and snow), and are almost independent of the seasonal changes in vegetation on land and in the oceans. This makes it ideal for examining changes in radiation reflected back to space from changes in cloud and aerosol amounts, especially as affected by the start of climate change.

The MSLERLSTL3zm data are archived in the HDF-EOS5 file format using the Zonal Average (ZA) model. The product consists of a single data file representing the entire data set containing the individual instrument data in separate time versus latitude arrays. Each data array contains attributes describing the variable, and the file contains metadata stored in the HDFEOS file attribute section

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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References

https://doi.org/10.1029/2007JD009508
https://doi.org/10.5194/acpd-12-31991-201
https://doi.org/10.1029/2010JD014980

Dates

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

Metadata Source

Harvested from NASA Data.json

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Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 6, 2023
Publisher NASA/GSFC/SED/ESD/GCDC/GESDISC
Maintainer
Identifier C1251051377-GES_DISC
Data First Published 2013-08-06
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2013-08-06
Category MEaSUREs, geospatial
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 026:00
Metadata Context https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema/catalog.jsonld
Metadata Catalog ID https://data.nasa.gov/data.json
Schema Version https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema
Catalog Describedby https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema/catalog.json
Citation J.R. Herman, et al.. 2013-08-06. MSLERLSTL3zm. Version 1. Multi-Satellite Lambertian Equivalent Reflectivity (Local Satellite Time) 1 day L3 Global 5.0deg Lat Zones V1. Greenbelt, MD, USA. Archived by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, U.S. Government, Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC). https://doi.org/10.5067/MEASURES/MSLER/DATA301. https://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/datacollection/MSLERLSTL3zm_1.html. Digital Science Data.
Creator J.R. Herman, et al.
Data Presentation Form Digital Science Data
Graphic Preview File https://docserver.gesdisc.eosdis.nasa.gov/public/project/Images/MSLERLSTL3zm_1.png
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Harvest Source Title NASA Data.json
Homepage URL https://doi.org/10.5067/MEASURES/MSLER/DATA301
Metadata Type geospatial
Old Spatial -180.0 -80.0 180.0 80.0
Program Code 026:001
Related Documents https://doi.org/10.1029/2007JD009508, https://doi.org/10.5194/acpd-12-31991-201, https://doi.org/10.1029/2010JD014980
Release Place Greenbelt, MD, USA
Series Name MSLERLSTL3zm
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash 15f4daf6928076f1061fb49760ee0e5afe66e101f5bb6a68200b124c23a75359
Source Schema Version 1.1
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Temporal 1978-11-02T00:00:00Z/2012-12-31T23:59:59.999Z

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