SAGE II Level 2
Entry Title: Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment (SAGE) II Version 6.20 Aerosol, O3, NO2 and H2O Profiles in binary format

Entry ID: SAGE2_V6.20_AEROSOL_O3_NO2_H2O_BINARY_1
Aerosols
Description

SAGE2 V6.20 AEROSOL O3 NO2 H2O BINARY data set contains aerosol, ozone, nitrogen dioxide, and water vapor extinction profiles. The data are available in the SAGE II native binary format.The Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment II (SAGE II) was a payload installed aboard the Earth Radiation Budget Satellite (ERBS) that was launched on October 5, 1984, from NASA Space Shuttle Flight 41-G. The SAGE II instrument was a multi-channel spectral radiometer that measured the attenuation of solar radiation at seven wavelengths as they passed through the Earth's atmosphere during the spacecraft's sunrise and sunset events. In one day's time the ERBS spacecraft encountered approximately fifteen sunrise and fifteen sunset events. The SAGE II instrument captured solar radiation data for each event. The data span a vertical distance from about 140 kilometers to the horizon or a cloud top. The ground-track slew distance during data capture varied directly with the duration of the event. Event duration varied with the beta angle of the event - the larger the absolute beta angle, the longer the event.SAGE II continued the SAGE measurements of stratospheric ozone from 1984-2005. After nearly 21 years, the SAGE II Instrument on the ERBS platform was powered off on 22 August, 2005.The constituent record provided by SAGE II was continued and improved by its successor SAGE III-Meteor-3M, which was successfully launched onboard a Russian spacecraft on December 10, 2001, and will be further extended by SAGE III on ISS which is scheduled for launch in March 2015.

DOI

10.5067/ERBS/SAGEII/SOLAR_BINARY_L2-V6.2

Keywords

From GCMD Science Keywords:
  • ATMOSPHERIC OZONE > OXYGEN COMPOUNDS
  • NITROGEN DIOXIDE > NITROGEN COMPOUNDS
  • WATER VAPOR PROFILES
  • AEROSOL EXTINCTION
  • WATER VAPOR > WATER VAPOR INDICATORS
  • AEROSOL RADIANCE
  • HUMIDITY > WATER VAPOR INDICATORS
  • TRACE GASES/TRACE SPECIES
  • Water Vapor Mixing Ratio Profiles
  • Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) Number Density
  • Ozone (O3) Number Density
  • Profiles Of Aerosol Extinction
Data Distribution

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Spatial Information

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Spatial Coverage: (S: -80, N: 80), (W: -180, E: 180)
Spatial Coverage Type: Not provided
Vertical Resolution: 0.5 km Altitude
Coordinate System: Cartesian
Granule Spatial Representation: Cartesian
Locations

GLOBAL
Temporal Information

Temporal Coverage: 1984-10-01 - 2005-08-31
Temporal Resolution: Sunrise/Sunset Event
Platforms

Earth Observation Satellites
ERBS
Earth Radiation Budget Satellite
SUN PHOTOMETERS
SAGE II
Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment II
PHOTOMETERS
Metadata Dates

Created on 2001-11-21
Last updated on 2021-01-05