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NOAA Climate Data Record (CDR) of SSMIS Microwave Brightness Temperatures, RSS Version 8

Metadata Updated: September 19, 2023

This dataset from Remote Sensing Systems (RSS) consists of satellite swath-level brightness temperatures from the Special Sensor Microwave Imager/Sounder (SSMIS). SSMIS measures the natural microwave emission coming from the Earth’s surface in the spectral band from 19 to 85 GHz. There are roughly 15 orbits per day per satillite with a swath width of approximately 1400 km resulting in nearly global daily coverage. SSMIS onboard the DMSP F18 satellite is the first instrument that has been calibrated to the RSS Version 8 standard. The data record covers the time period from March 2010 through the present with a one month latency. Additional DMSP satellites for RSS Version 8 will follow as they are calibrated. This Version 8 is an update to Version 7 of the same product, also archived at NOAA/NCEI. Version 8 has improved calibration for land and ice scenes. The data file format is netCDF-4 with added metadata that follow the Climate and Forecast (CF) Conventions and Attribute Convention for Dataset Discovery (ACDD).

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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 August 10, 2023
Metadata Created Date April 14, 2023
Metadata Updated Date September 19, 2023
Reference Date(s) October 1, 2019 (publication)
Frequency Of Update monthly

Metadata Source

Harvested from ncdc

Graphic Preview

Single orbit of SSMIS Brightness Temperature

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date August 10, 2023
Metadata Created Date April 14, 2023
Metadata Updated Date September 19, 2023
Reference Date(s) October 1, 2019 (publication)
Responsible Party DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Guid gov.noaa.ncdc:C01567
Access Constraints Cite as: Frank J. Wentz, Carl A. Mears, and NOAA CDR Program (2019): NOAA Climate Data Record (CDR) of SSMIS Microwave Brightness Temperatures, RSS Version 8. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5Q23XK7 [access date]., 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.
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 Single orbit of SSMIS Brightness Temperature
Graphic Preview File https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/pub/data/metadata/images/C01567_SSMISBrightnessTemperatureRSS.png
Graphic Preview Type PNG
Harvest Object Id 172fd9b1-1ed7-4a4b-b6ba-c12543fe20bd
Harvest Source Id 2cb3ef77-1683-4c2a-9119-dc65e50917c6
Harvest Source Title ncdc
Licence For a complete description of use limitations for this CDR, see the Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document.
Lineage The data were produced by Remote Sensing Systems (RSS) and are archived at the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI).
Metadata Language eng; USA
Metadata Type geospatial
Old Spatial {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[-180.0, -90.0], [180.0, -90.0], [180.0, 90.0], [-180.0, 90.0], [-180.0, -90.0]]]}
Progress onGoing
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2010-03-08

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