NIMBUS-7 Level 2
Entry Title: Nimbus-7 Total Solar Irradiance Data in Native Format

Entry ID: NIMBUS7_ERB_Ch10C_TSI_NAT_1
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Description

The NIMBUS7_ERB_Ch10C_TSI_NAT data set is the Nimbus-7 Channel 10C (Ch10C) Total Solar Irradiance (TSI) aboard the Earth Radiation Budget (ERB) satellite Data in Native (NAT) format.The Nimbus 7 research-and-development satellite served as a stabilized, earth-oriented platform for the testing of advanced systems for sensing and collecting data in the pollution, oceanographic and meteorological disciplines. The polar-orbiting spacecraft consisted of three major structures: (1) a hollow torus-shaped sensor mount, (2) solar paddles, and (3) a control housing unit that was connected to the sensor mount by a tripod truss structure.

Keywords

From GCMD Science Keywords:
  • SOLAR IRRADIANCE
  • Total Solar Irradiance (TSI)
Data Distribution

File Format(s):

Native

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Spatial Information

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Spatial Coverage: (-90, 90), (-180, 180)
Spatial Coverage Type: Not provided
Coordinate System: Cartesian
Granule Spatial Representation: Geodetic
Locations

NORTH AMERICA
Temporal Information

Temporal Coverage: 1978-11-16 - 1993-12-13
Temporal Resolution: 1 second
Platforms

Earth Observation Satellites
Nimbus-7
ERB
Earth Radiation Budget
Metadata Dates

Created on 2013-10-31
Last updated on 2021-02-24