Special Sensor Microwave Imager/Sounder (SSMIS) Temperature Data Record (TDR) in netCDF

Metadata Updated: March 11, 2021

The Special Sensor Microwave Imager/Sounder (SSMIS) is a series of passive microwave conically scanning imagers and sounders onboard the DMSP satellites beginning with F-16. SSMIS improves upon the surface and atmospheric retrievals of the previous Special Sensor Microwave Imager (SSM/I), and upon the atmospheric temperature and water vapor sounding capabilities of both the Special Sensor Microwave Temperature Sounder (SSM/T-1) and the Special Sensor Microwave Humidity Sounder (SSM/T-2). The SSMIS imaging and sounding sensors are able to estimate atmospheric temperature, moisture, and surface parameters. This temperature data record (TDR) contains earth-located sets of SSMIS antenna temperatures since November 2005 that have been surface tagged, calibrated, Doppler corrected, cross polarization and spill-over corrected or APC corrected according to Earth surface type, averaged along scan and along the ground track. The data have been converted to netCDF 3-hourly files.

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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.

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Metadata Created Date March 11, 2021
Metadata Updated Date March 11, 2021
Data Update Frequency R/PT1S

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date March 11, 2021
Metadata Updated Date March 11, 2021
Publisher DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce (Point of Contact)
Unique Identifier Unknown
Identifier gov.noaa.ncdc:C00798
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2009-01-14
Public Access Level public
Data Update Frequency R/PT1S
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