NOAA KLM User's Guide

Section 8.3.1.7

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8.3.1.7 AMSU-B Data Sets

This section describes the characteristics and format of Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit-A (AMSU-B) data sets for both NOAA KLM (version 2) and NOAA-N (version 3) satellites. Version 2 formats (v2) were used on all NOAA KLM data until April 28, 2005. After this date, the version 3 format (v3), also known as the NOAA-N format, was implemented for all operational POES spacecraft. On January 25, 2006, Version 4 (v4) was implemented to reflect the start of CLAVR-x (Cl ouds from AV HR R E x tended cloud mask) processing which began on that date

Note: even though there is no AMSU-B instrument on NOAA-N, it's Level 1b format is being updated for consistency with the other instruments' formats, which are also being updated at this time.

Amended January 26, 2005

Amended April 12, 2005

Amended May 4, 2005

AmendedDecember 7, 2006


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