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SAFARI 2000 TOVS Surface and Atmospheric Parameters, 1-Deg, 1999-2001

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DOIhttps://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/717
Version1
Project
Published2004-06-28
Updated2023-10-18
Usage299 downloads

Description

NOAA's TIROS (Television Infrared Observation Satellite) Operational Vertical Sounder (TOVS) is a suite of three sensors: the Microwave Sounding Unit (MSU), the High resolution Infrared Radiation Sounder (HIRS), and the Stratospheric Sounding Unit (SSU) aboard the NOAA series of polar-orbiting operational meteorological satellites. TOVS-derived data provide a means to investigate long-term climate change and interannual variability and study local and periodic phenomena such as El Nino and stratospheric warmings. A set of the derived meteorological parameters for southern Africa have been selected by SAFARI 2000.

Science Keywords

  • ATMOSPHERE
  • CLOUDS
  • CLOUD PROPERTIES
  • CLOUD TOP PRESSURE
  • ATMOSPHERE
  • CLOUDS
  • CLOUD PROPERTIES
  • CLOUD FREQUENCY
  • ATMOSPHERE
  • ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR
  • WATER VAPOR INDICATORS
  • WATER VAPOR
  • ATMOSPHERE
  • ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE
  • SURFACE TEMPERATURE
  • SKIN TEMPERATURE
  • ATMOSPHERE
  • ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE
  • SURFACE TEMPERATURE
  • AIR TEMPERATURE
  • ATMOSPHERE
  • ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION
  • RADIATIVE FORCING
  • ATMOSPHERE
  • ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION
  • OUTGOING LONGWAVE RADIATION
  • ATMOSPHERE
  • PRECIPITATION
  • PRECIPITATION AMOUNT

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Susskind, J., and L. Iredell. 2000. SAFARI 2000 TOVS Surface and Atmospheric Parameters, 1-Deg, 1999-2001. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA. https://doi.org/10.3334/ORNLDAAC/717

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