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ADVANCED MICROWAVE SOUNDING UNIT-A (AMSU-A) SWATH FROM NOAA-17 V1
Entry ID: amsua17sp_1


Summary
Abstract: AMSU-A, the Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit, is a 15-channel passive microwave radiometer used to profile atmospheric temperature and moisture from the earth's surface to ~45 km (3 millibars). All orbits beginning in the day (00:00:00 - 23:59:59 UTC) are stored in one daily HDF-EOS file. Each file contains 15 (channel) arrays, as well as corresponding latitude, longitude, and time. AMSU flies on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) polar orbiting spacecraft as part of the National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS). The Third Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit-A was launched on NOAA-17 on 24 June 2002 from Vandenberg AFB, California on a Titan II booster.

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Description: PROGRAM - Reads the Nth scan line from the given file, or the first if "N" is not specified


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Geographic Coverage
 N: 89.629 S: -89.575  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Version: 1


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2002-07-21
Stop Date: 2003-12-13


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL


Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: Daily - < Weekly


Science Keywords
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >MICROWAVE >BRIGHTNESS TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >UPPER AIR TEMPERATURE >VERTICAL PROFILES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >WATER VAPOR PROFILES    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Platform
NOAA-17 >National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-17    [Information]


Instrument
AMSU-A >Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit-A    [Information]


Project
NOT APPLICABLE


Access Constraints
This product has full public access.


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
Global Hydrology Resource Center, Marshall Space Flight Center, NASA    [Information]
Data Center URL: https://ghrc.nsstc.nasa.gov/home/

Data Center Personnel
Name: NOT PROVIDED



Data Center Personnel
Name: NOT PROVIDED



Distribution
Distribution_Format: netCDF-3 - HDF-EOS
Fees: 0.0


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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-08-08



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