NUCAPS: NOAA Unique Combined Atmospheric Processing System Outgoing Longwave Radiation (OLR)

Metadata Updated: November 12, 2020

This data set consists of Outgoing Longwave Radiation (OLR) from the NOAA Unique Combined Atmospheric Processing System (NUCAPS). NUCAPS was developed by the NOAA/NESDIS Center for Satellite Application and Research (STAR) and is produced operationally at the NOAA/NESDIS Office of Satellite and Product Operations (OSPO). The Cross-track Infrared Sounder (CrIS) onboard the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (S-NPP) satellite is a Fourier transform spectrometer with a total of 1,305 spectral channels covering the longwave IR (9.14 - 15.38 um), midwave IR (5.71 - 8.26 um) and shortwave IR (3.92 - 4.64 um) wavelengths. The Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS) also onboard the S-NPP satellite is a cross-track scanner with 22 channels in spectral bands from 23 GHz through 183 GHz. Each product file encompasses one 32-second granule of data, corresponding to 4 scan lines of CrIS/ATMS data. The products are distributed in netCDF-4 file format with metadata attributes included.

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Dates

Metadata Date November 5, 2018
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) April 7, 2014 (publication)
Frequency Of Update continual

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Global images of OLR Flux ascending and descending. Image courtesy of NOAA OSPO.

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date November 5, 2018
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) April 7, 2014 (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:C00928
Access Constraints Cite as: Liu, Quanhua, Wolf, Walter, Reale, Tony, Sharma, Awdhesh, and NOAA JPSS Program Office (2014): NUCAPS: NOAA Unique Combined Atmospheric Processing System Outgoing Longwave Radiation (OLR). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5RV0KRF. [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 continual
Graphic Preview Description Global images of OLR Flux ascending and descending. Image courtesy of NOAA OSPO.
Graphic Preview File https://www1.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/metadata/images/C00928.gif
Graphic Preview Type GIF
Harvest Object Id 3961ba0c-cb4b-49c6-9438-7ac652f85376
Harvest Source Id 2cb3ef77-1683-4c2a-9119-dc65e50917c6
Harvest Source Title ncdc
Licence For a complete description of use limitations for this EDR, see the Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document (ATBD).
Metadata Language eng; USA
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress onGoing
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::4326
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2014-04-07

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