NESS Visual and Infrared Brightness Analyses SRVIS and SRIR

SOURCE: Data Support Section Dataset ds676.0

DATA DESCRIPTION: This dataset contains NESS OLR data. The data is derived from data from the NOAA polar orbiting satellites. Originally data on global 2.5 degree latitude-longitude grids.

UPDATED THROUGH: varies (see Current Holdings)

FORMAT: netCDF

GRID: Global - T63 Gaussian grid (192 x 96)

LEVELS: Single Level

TIMES: Twice daily: "day pass" and "night pass"


CURRENT HOLDINGS:

  • Satellite 12 data: Jan 1994 - Oct 1998
  • Satellite 14 data: Feb 1995 - Dec 2001
  • Satellite 15 data: Nov 1998 - Dec 2001 (NOTE: Satellite 15 was NOT operating between July 22, 2000 and October 28, 2001)

FIELDS:

Description Name Units
Outgoing longwave radiation - day pass day_OLR W m-2
Outgoing longwave radiation - night pass nite_OLR W m-2


MSS Location: /CTSAT/NOAA/T63

Filenames:

  • OLR_satellite12_9498.nc
  • OLR_satellite14_9501.nc
  • OLR_satellite15_9801.nc

Comments on Data

Sample Grads .ddf file for reading the netCDF data files

References