NIMBUS-7 Level 2
Entry Title: Nimbus-7 Solar and Earth Flux Data in Native Binary Format

Entry ID: NIMBUS7_ERB_SEFDT_1
Radiation Budget
Description

The NIMBUS7_ERB_SEFDT data set is the Solar and Earth Flux Data Tape (SEFDT) generated from Nimbus-7 Earth Radiation Budget (ERB) instrument data. The main purpose of the SEFDT program was to produce a tape containing the solar data and the wide angle terrestrial flux data only. On Nimbus-7, the ERB had two total irradiance channels, Channel 3 and Channel 10C.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
  • Irradiance
Data Distribution

File Format(s):

Binary

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Spatial Information

spatial-coverage-map
Spatial Coverage: (S: -90, N: 90), (W: -180, E: 180)
Spatial Coverage Type: Not provided
Coordinate System: Cartesian
Granule Spatial Representation: Cartesian
Locations

GLOBAL
Temporal Information

Temporal Coverage: 1978-01-01 - 1993-12-31
Temporal Resolution: 16 seconds
Platforms

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

Created on 2013-10-31
Last updated on 2022-10-25