SBUV/2 1B Capture DatasetsEntry ID: gov.noaa.class.SBUV1B
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The Solar Backscatter Ultraviolet Radiometer-2 (SBUV/2) is an operational remote sensor designed to map, on a global scale, total ozone concentrations and the vertical distribution of ozone in the earth's atmosphere. The 1b Capture Data Set contains (1) all SBUV/2 sensor data and support data necessary for the derivation of atmospheric ozone and solar flux; (2) instrument in-flight ... calibration data and housekeeping functions for monitoring post-launch instrument changes; and (3) prelaunch calibration factors, and computed current-day instrument calibration and albedo correction factors to adjust the ozone algorithm for actual instrument performance.
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Implementation of the SBUV/2 system on the NOAA spacecraft is in response to Public Law 95-95, the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1977, which calls for the establishment by NOAA of a continuing program of research and monitoring of the stratosphere for the purpose of early detection of stratosphere changes and the climatic effects of such changes.Dates of data availability: NOAA-9 data available Dec 1984 - Feb 1998, NOAA-11 data available Sep 1988 - May 2004, NOAA-14 data available Dec 1994 to present, NOAA-16 data available Sep 2000 - present, NOAA-17 data available Jul 2002 - present. NOAA-18 data available Aug 2005 - May 2008
CURRENTNESS REFERENCE: upon processing
SPATIAL DATA ORGANIZATION INFORMATION
Direct Spatial Reference: Raster
Fees: Electronic download (FTP) of the data is free. There is a fee for copies of data on physical media. Optical disks are $25.00 per unit and magnetic tape is $100 per unit. Price does not include additional service and handling costs.
Purpose: PURPOSE: For ozone research users. Knowledge of the temporal and spatial distribution of atmospheric ozone is important since ozone strongly absorbs solar ultraviolet energy and prevents this harmful radiation from reaching the earth's surface.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/OSDPD/SSD > Satellite Services Division, Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Dataset Title: SBUV/2 1B Capture Datasets
Dataset Release Date: 1984-12-12
Dataset Release Place: Suitland, MD
Dataset Publisher: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/OSDPD > Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of CommerceOnline Resource: http://www.class.noaa.gov/nsaa/products/search?sub_id=0&datatype_fa...
Start Date: 1984-12-12
Latitude Resolution: 11.3 Decimal degrees
Longitude Resolution: 11.3 Decimal degrees
Horizontal Resolution Range: > 1000 km or > 10 degrees
Distribution Media: magnetic tape,floppy disk, CD-ROM, online files
Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 1999-10-18