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Nimbus 7 solar backscatter ultraviolet (SBUV) ozone products user's guideThree ozone tape products from the Solar Backscatter Ultraviolet (SBUV) experiment aboard Nimbus 7 were archived at the National Space Science Data Center. The experiment measures the fraction of incoming radiation backscattered by the Earth's atmosphere at 12 wavelengths. In-flight measurements were used to monitor changes in the instrument sensitivity. Total column ozone is derived by comparing the measurements with calculations of what would be measured for different total ozone amounts. The altitude distribution is retrieved using an optimum statistical technique for the inversion. The estimated initial error in the absolute scale for total ozone is 2 percent, with a 3 percent drift over 8 years. The profile error depends on latitude and height, smallest at 3 to 10 mbar; the drift increases with increasing altitude. Three tape products are described. The High Density SBUV (HDSBUV) tape contains the final derived products - the total ozone and the vertical ozone profile - as well as much detailed diagnostic information generated during the retrieval process. The Compressed Ozone (CPOZ) tape contains only that subset of HDSBUV information, including total ozone and ozone profiles, considered most useful for scientific studies. The Zonal Means Tape (ZMT) contains daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly averages of the derived quantities over 10 deg latitude zones.
Document ID
19900007911
Document Type
Other - NASA Reference Publication (RP)
Authors
Fleig, Albert J. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD., United States)
Mcpeters, R. D. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD., United States)
Bhartia, P. K. (ST Systems Corp. Lanham, MD., United States)
Schlesinger, Barry M. (ST Systems Corp. Lanham, MD., United States)
Cebula, Richard P. (ST Systems Corp. Lanham, MD., United States)
Klenk, K. F. (ST Systems Corp. Lanham, MD., United States)
Taylor, Steven L. (ST Systems Corp. Lanham, MD., United States)
Heath, Donald F. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1990
Subject Category
GEOPHYSICS
Report/Patent Number
REPT-636
NAS 1.61:1234
NASA-RP-1234
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS5-29386
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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