+ Site Statistics
+ Search Articles
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
EurekaMag Most Shared ContentMost Shared
EurekaMag PDF Full Text ContentPDF Full Text
+ PDF Full Text
Request PDF Full TextRequest PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on FacebookFollow on Facebook
Follow on TwitterFollow on Twitter
Follow on LinkedInFollow on LinkedIn

+ Translate

NESDIS operational sounding products from polar orbiting satellites

NESDIS operational sounding products from polar orbiting satellites

Global and Planetary Change 4(1): 107-111

NOAA has been producing vertical temperature and moisture profiles from the TIROS Operational Vertical Sounder (TOVS) since 1979. In 1985, NOAA also began producing vertical temperature profiles from the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program's (DMSP) SSM/T (Special Sensor Microwave/Temperature) instrument. The National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) is NOAA's center of expertise for processing these satellite data. NESDIS carefully monitors and performs quality checks on these data throughout the processing stream. Raw radiance data and the derived products are archived for use by non-real-time users. The raw radiance data are archived completely with suspected data flagged. The derived product archive contains only good data. In the past, vertical temperature data were used primarily in numerical weather prediction (NWP) models. Now, as more research scientists turn to climate modeling, NESDIS is enhancing the archive products to satisfy this new demand. Current modifications include enlarging the file and adding more quality control information.

(PDF same-day service: $19.90)

Accession: 019492693

Download citation: RISBibTeXText

DOI: 10.1016/0921-8181(91)90079-C

Related references

NESDIS operational ozone data products. Global and Planetary Change 90(1-3): 55-60, 1991

Vegetation change detection from NOAA polar orbiting satellites. GeoJournal 11(4): 313-320, 1985

On the modelling of field-aligned currents from magnetic observations by polar orbiting satellites. Pages 371-374 2005, 2005

The use of polar-orbiting satellite sounding data to estimate rural maximum and minimum temperatures. Journal of Applied Meteorology 32(5): 857-870, 1993

Comparisons of compositing period length for vegetation index data from polar-orbiting and geostationary satellites for the cloud-prone region of West Africa. PEandRS, Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing 73(3): 297-309, 2007

Operational calibration processing in NESDIS. Global and Planetary Change 90(1-3): 241-245, 1991

Cirrus cloud top temperatures retrieved from radiances in the National Polar-Orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System--Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite 8.55 and 12.0 microm bandpasses. Applied Optics 46(8): 1316-1325, 2007

Operational smoke and volcanic ash plume monitoring in NESDIS' satellite services division. Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union 84(46, Suppl, 2003

Remote sensing of cirrus cloud optical thickness and effective particle size for the National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System Visible/Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite: sensitivity to instrument noise and uncertainties in environmental parameters. Applied Optics 42(36): 7202-7214, 2004

Earth-orbiting satellites; how they will change agriculture. Oklahoma current farm economics: 43 (4) 4-9, 1970

Secular motion around synchronously orbiting planetary satellites. Chaos 15(4): 043101-043101, 2006

Monitor surface deformation with Earth-orbiting satellites. International Oil & Gas Engineer, 2009

Comparison of the University of California at Los Angeles Line-by-Line Equivalent Radiative Transfer Model and the Moderate-Resolution Transmission Model for accuracy assessment of the National Polar-Orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System's Visible-Infrared Imager-Radiometer Suite cloud algorithms. Applied Optics 44(29): 6274-6284, 2005

Cloud and aerosol products at NOAA/ NESDIS. Global and Planetary Change: -3, Pages 25-32. 1991., 1991

Monitoring wildlife water sources using low earth orbiting satellites. Wildlife Society Bulletin 27(1): 25-27, Spring, 1999