SMMR Level 3
Entry Title: Scanning Multichannel Microwave Radiometer (SMMR) Monthly Mean Atmospheric Liquid Water (ALW) By Prabhakara

Entry ID: SMMR_ALW_PRABHAKARA_1
Tropospheric Composition
Description

SMMR_ALW_PRABHAKARA data are Special Multichannel Microwave Radiometer (SMMR) Monthly Mean Atmospheric Liquid Water (ALW) data by Prabhakara.The Prabhakara Scanning Multichannel Microwave Radiometer (SMMR) Atmospheric Liquid Water (ALW) files were generated by Dr. Prabhakara Cuddapah at the Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) using SMMR Antenna Temperatures. A discussion of the SMMR Antenna Temperatures is available from the Langley Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC). Each ALW file contains one month of 3 degree by 5 degree gridded mean liquid water. Each element of data is in units of mg/cm2. The data spans the period from February 1979 to May 1984.

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Keywords

From GCMD Science Keywords:
  • HUMIDITY > WATER VAPOR INDICATORS
  • WATER VAPOR > WATER VAPOR INDICATORS
  • Liquid Water Content
  • Number Size Distribution
  • Passive Microwave
Data Distribution

File Format(s):

Binary

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Spatial Information

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Spatial Coverage: (-48, 48), (-180, 180)
Spatial Coverage Type: Not provided
Longitude Resolution: 5 degree
Latitude Resolution: 3 degree
Horizontal Resolution Range: 500 km - < 1000 km or approximately 5 degrees - < 10 degrees
Coordinate System: Cartesian
Granule Spatial Representation: Cartesian
Locations

GLOBAL TROPOSPHERE
Temporal Information

Temporal Coverage: 1979-02-01 - 1984-05-31
Temporal Resolution: Monthly
Platforms

Earth Observation Satellites
Nimbus-7
SMMR
Scanning Multichannel Microwave Radiometer
Metadata Dates

Created on 1999-07-13
Last updated on 2021-10-27