NOAA Climate Data Record (CDR) of Intersatellite Calibrated Clear-Sky HIRS Channel 12 Brightness Temperature, Version 2.6 (Superseded)

Metadata Updated: February 8, 2018

This NOAA Climate Data Record (CDR) of Inter-Satellite Calibrated Clear-Sky High Resolution Infrared Radiation Sounder (HIRS) Channel 12 brightness temperatures contains over 30 years (1978-2013) of data. Among the twenty channels in the HIRS instrument, channel 12 measures upper tropospheric water vapor (UTWV). Multiple polar orbiting satellites in the NOAA Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite (POES) series and MetOp-A have carried HIRS instruments. Due to the independence in calibration of the individual HIRS instruments, biases exist between satellites. Examination of the intersatellite biases shows that the biases are scene brightness temperature dependent. These HIRS channel 12 measurements from the NOAA POES and MetOp-A are calibrated to a baseline satellite based on intersatellite bias correction data. The differences from the last version include that the dataset is now provided as monthly mean 2.5x2.5 degree latitude/longitude in netcdf format and the time series has been extended to the end of 2013. This CDR is key to understanding water vapor feedback climatology.

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Metadata Date July 10, 2017
Metadata Created Date September 26, 2015
Metadata Updated Date February 8, 2018
Reference Date(s) September 22, 2010 (publication)
Frequency Of Update annually

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Harvested from NOAA CSW Harvest Source

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date July 10, 2017
Metadata Created Date September 26, 2015
Metadata Updated Date February 8, 2018
Reference Date(s) September 22, 2010 (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 Users must cite this dataset as: Shi, Lei; Bates, John; Knapp, Kenneth; and NOAA CDR Program (2014): NOAA Climate Data Record (CDR) of of Intersatellite Calibrated Clear-Sky HIRS Channel 12 Brightness Temperature, Version 2.6. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. DOI:10.7289/V55T3HF3 [access date]., Publications using HIRS-TB-CDR should also cite the following journal article: Shi, L., and J. J. Bates (2011), Three decades of intersatellite-calibrated High-Resolution Infrared Radiation Sounder upper tropospheric water vapor, J. Geophys. Res., 116, D04108, doi:10.1029/2010JD014847., NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NCEI makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. 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.
Bbox East Long 180.0
Bbox North Lat 90.0
Bbox South Lat -90.0
Bbox West Long -180.0
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update annually
Graphic Preview Description HIRS CDR example of time series before and after inter calibration
Graphic Preview File https://www1.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/metadata/images/C00832HIRS-CH12-CDR.jpg
Graphic Preview Type JPG
Guid gov.noaa.ncdc:C00832
Harvest Object Id b75d960e-c40d-4a8a-920a-86600ea14959
Harvest Source Id 2aed8e29-fc5b-4cde-aa66-fb1118fd705e
Harvest Source Title NOAA CSW Harvest Source
Licence For a complete description of use limitations for this CDR, see Section Assumptions and Limitations, in the respective Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document.
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Metadata Type geospatial
Progress onGoing
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1978-11-01
Temporal Extent End 2013-12-31

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