Daily Solar Irradiance from the Solar Mesospheric Explorer (SME) Ultraviolet Spectrometer
Entry ID: 81-100A-05A

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Abstract: The solar spectrometer onboard the Solar Mesosphere Explorer (SME)
measures ultraviolet radiation in the spectral range of 115.5 to 302.5 nm.
Daily averages of solar irradiance, adjusted to a solar distance of 1 AU,
with a spectral resolution of 1 nm is available on one tape. Improved
solar Lyman-alpha flux at 120, 121, and 122 nm are included in the tape
as a correction to the instrument's wavelength calibration error.

The absolute flux is normalized to a rocket experiment of May 17, 1982 and
is accurate to +/- 15%. The relative accuracy should not be considered
better than +/- 2% per year, and extraction of long-term solar variability
from this data set is not recommended by the investigators.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: NASA/GSFC/NSSDC
Dataset Title: Daily Solar Irradiance from the Solar Mesospheric Explorer (SME) Ultraviolet Spectrometer
Online Resource: http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1982-01-01
Originating Center
Data Center
National Space Science Data Center, Space Science Data Operation Office, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/
Dataset ID: 81-100A-05A

Data Center Personnel
Email: nssdc-request at lists.nasa.gov
Contact Address:
National Space Science Data Center
NSSDC/Code 633.4
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Email: Charles.Barth at lasp.colorado.edu
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Mount, G.H., and G.J. Rottman (1982), The Solar Absolute Spectral Irradiance 1150-3173 Angstrom, J. Geophy. Res., 88, 5403-5410, 1983

Rottman, G.J., C.A. Barth, R.J. Thomas, G.H. Mount, G.M. Lawrence, D.W. Rusch, R.W. Sanders, G.E. Thomas, and J. London (1982), Solar spectral irradiance, 120 to 190 nm, October 13, 1981 - January 3, 1982, Geophys. Res. Lett., 587-590, 1982
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Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-04-07
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