NOAA Climate Data Record (CDR) of Monthly Outgoing Longwave Radiation (OLR), Version 2.2-1

Metadata Updated: May 31, 2016

This Climate Data Record (CDR) of monthly mean High Resolution Infrared Radiation Sounder (HIRS) Outgoing Longwave Radiation (OLR) flux at the top of the atmosphere in all sky conditions is on a 2.5 degree x 2.5 degree grid with global coverage from January 1979 to the present and continuing monthly. Grid dimensions are 144 x 72, with 10,368 total grids over the globe. The data set was derived using a multispectral HIRS OLR algorithm on the HIRS level 1b dataset from the TIROS-N to NOAA-19 series satellites with inter-satellite and radiance calibration adjustments employing an empirical diurnal model for the monthly mean derivation. The data file format is netCDF-4 with CF metadata, and it is accompanied by algorithm documentation, data flow diagram and source code for the NOAA CDR Program.

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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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Dates

Metadata Date May 5, 2016
Metadata Created Date September 27, 2015
Metadata Updated Date May 31, 2016
Reference Date(s) August 26, 2011 (publication)
Frequency Of Update monthly

Metadata Source

Harvested from NOAA CSW Harvest Source

Graphic Preview

Image of Monthly Mean OLR.

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date May 5, 2016
Metadata Created Date September 27, 2015
Metadata Updated Date May 31, 2016
Reference Date(s) August 26, 2011 (publication)
Responsible Party DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Access Constraints Cite dataset when used as a source: Hai-Tien Lee and NOAA CDR Program (2011): NOAA Climate Data Record (CDR) of Monthly Outgoing Longwave Radiation (OLR), Version 2.2-1. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Climatic Data Center. doi:10.7289/V5222RQP [access date]., 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 monthly
Graphic Preview Description Image of Monthly Mean OLR.
Graphic Preview File http://www1.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/metadata/images/C00809_Monthly_OLR_CDR.png
Graphic Preview Type PNG
Guid gov.noaa.ncdc:C00809
Harvest Object Id 08ddbb67-81a3-4407-9cd5-0d6f475ee381
Harvest Source Id 2aed8e29-fc5b-4cde-aa66-fb1118fd705e
Harvest Source Title NOAA CSW Harvest Source
Licence For a complete description of use limiataions for this CDR, see the Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document.
Metadata Language
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress onGoing
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1979-01-01

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