LIMS/Nimbus-7 Level 1 Radiance Data V001 (LIMSN7L1RAT) at GES DISCEntry ID: LIMSN7L1RAT_001
Abstract: LIMSN7L1RAT is the Nimbus-7 Limb Infrared Monitor of the Stratosphere (LIMS) Level-1 Radiance Data product. It contains calibrated, earth-located radiances, as well as housekeeping information, instrument status, and data quality information. Radiances of the Earth limb were measured both day and night in six spectral bands (6.2, 6.3, 9.6, 11.3, and two at 15 micrometers). Though calibrated, the ... radiances are not corrected for instrument effects such as field-of-view, electronic delay, and spacecraft motion.
Each file contains one orbit of data (~14 orbits per day). LIMS is a limb profiler and spatial coverage is near global between latitude -64 and +84 degrees. Vertical coverage is from about 10 to 50 km (O3 channel to 65 km), with vertical resolution of about 1.5 km. The data are available from 25 October 1978 through 30 May 1979. The principal investigators for the LIMS experiment were Dr. James M. Russell, III from NASA Langley and Dr. John Gille from NCAR.
This product was previously available from the NASA National Space Science Data Center (NSSDC) under the name LIMS Radiance Archival Data with the identifier ESAC-00032 (old id 78-098A-01B).
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: NASA/GSFC
Dataset Title: LIMS/Nimbus-7 Level 1 Radiance Data V001
Dataset Series Name: LIMSN7L1RAT
Dataset Release Date: 2019-01-04T00:00:00.000Z
Dataset Release Place: Greenbelt, MD, USA
Dataset Publisher: Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC)
Data Presentation Form: Digital Science DataOnline Resource: https://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/datacollection/LIMSN7L1RAT_001.html
Start Date: 1978-10-25Stop Date: 1979-05-30
Quality The data should be used with care and one should first read the Nimbus-7 User's Guide. Users should cite this data product in their research.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: Online Archive
Distribution Size: 1.0 MB
Distribution Format: binary
Role: METADATA AUTHOR
Email: James.Johnson at nasa.gov
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Code 610.2
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2018-11-05
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-02-08