SCR/Nimbus-5 Level 1 Calibrated Radiances V001 (SCRN5L1RAD) at GES DISC

Metadata Updated: February 28, 2019

SCRN5L1RAD is the Nimbus-5 Selective Chopper Radiometer (SCR) Level 1 Calibrated Radiances data product. The calibrated radiances are measured at 16 channels from 2.3 to 133 micrometers with a ground resolution of 25 km, and are "declouded" (interpolated and smoothed across regions of cloud). The radiances were used to obtain the global temperature structure of the atmosphere up to 50 km altitude, the distribution of water vapor, and the density of ice particles in cirrus clouds. The data were recovered from the original 9-track tapes, and are now stored online as daily files in their original proprietary binary format with about 14 orbits per day.

Spatial coverage is near global from latitude -80 to +80 degrees. The data are available from 13 December 1972 (day of year 347) to 26 December 1974 (day of year 360). The principal investigator for the SCR experiment was Dr. John T. Houghton from Oxford University.

This product was previously available from the NSSDC with the identifier ESAD-00250 (old ID 72-097A-02A).

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.

Downloads & Resources



Metadata Created Date February 28, 2019
Metadata Updated Date February 28, 2019

Metadata Source

Harvested from NASA Data.json

Graphic Preview

Typical data coverage of a Nimbus 5 SCR Level 1 daily data file.

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date February 28, 2019
Metadata Updated Date February 28, 2019
Unique Identifier C1529927432-GES_DISC
Maintainer Email
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 026:00
Metadata Context
Metadata Catalog ID
Schema Version
Catalog Describedby
Citation NASA/GSFC. 2018-06-15. SCRN5L1RAD. Version 001. SCR/Nimbus-5 Level 1 Calibrated Radiances V001. Greenbelt, MD, USA. Archived by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, U.S. Government, Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC). Digital Science Data.
Data Presentation Form Digital Science Data
Graphic Preview Description Typical data coverage of a Nimbus 5 SCR Level 1 daily data file.
Graphic Preview File
Harvest Object Id 0b4d0cb1-723a-4f81-9a35-f68d2ede5b8a
Harvest Source Id 39e4ad2a-47ca-4507-8258-852babd0fd99
Harvest Source Title NASA Data.json
Data First Published 1998-02-24
Homepage URL
Language en-US
Metadata Type geospatial
Data Last Modified 1998-02-24
Program Code 026:001
Related Documents
Release Place Greenbelt, MD, USA
Series Name SCRN5L1RAD
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash 73b7b8689f55becf17c6aabccef3104f297d4b2c
Source Schema Version 1.1
Spatial -180.0 -80.0 180.0 80.0
Temporal 1972-12-13T00:00:00Z/1974-12-26T23:59:59Z
Category Nimbus, geospatial

Didn't find what you're looking for? Suggest a dataset here.