NOAA KLM USER'S GUIDE

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Introduction Page, NOAA KLM TOC, Cover Page, Disclaimer,
Acknowledgments, Acronyms, Figures

NOAA logo bullet. Section 1: Introduction to the NOAA KLM System.

NOAA logo bullet. Section 2: NOAA Polar Satellite Navigation and Earth Location.

NOAA logo bullet. Section 3: Description of the NOAA KLM Sensor Package.

NOAA logo bullet. Section 4: Real-Time Data Systems for Local Users.

NOAA logo bullet. Section 7: Calibration of NOAA KLM Instruments.

NOAA logo bullet. Section 8: Level 1b Database.

NOAA logo bullet. Section 9: NESDIS Operational Products.

NOAA logo bullet. Appendix A: APT Predict (TBUS) Bulletin.

NOAA logo bullet. Appendix C: Polar Stereographic Earth Location Routines.

NOAA logo bullet. Appendix D: Miscellaneous Parameters for the Polar Orbiter Satellites.

NOAA logo bullet. Appendix G: Data Changes and Problem Record.

NOAA logo bullet. Appendix I: Formulation of a Generic Algorithm for Earth Locating Data from NOAA Polar Satellites.

NOAA logo bullet. Appendix J: Instrument Scan Properties.

NOAA logo bullet. Appendix M: Implementation of NOAA-K AMSU-B Correction Algorithm.



Table 1.2-1 Mission Characteristics
Table 1.2.1-1 NOAA KLM Physical Characteristics
Table 1.2.1.3-1 Government-Furnished Satellite Equipment List
Table 1.2.2.1-1 AVHRR/3 Channels
Table 1.2.2.3-1 SBUV/2 Spectral Characteristics (Discrete Mode)
Table 1.2.2.4-1 SEM-2 Characteristics
Table 1.2.2.5-1 SARSAT Subsystem Characteristics
Table 1.2.2.6-1 DCS/2 System Characteristics
Table 1.2.5-1 APT Line Characteristics NOAA KLM Satellites
Table 1.2.6-1 NOAA KLM Data Handling Subsystem Data Inputs
Table 1.2.6-2 NOAA KLM Data Handling Subsystem Data Outputs
Table 1.2.7-1 Ascent, Early-Orbit and Contingency RF Communications Link Characteristics Summary
Table 1.2.7-2 NOAA KLM Operational Link Summary

Table 2.4.2-1 Errors for Linear Interpolation Between Adjacent Located AVHRR Points for Latitude = 40 degrees
Table 2.4.2-2 Errors for Lagrangian Interpolation Between Three Adjacent Located AVHRR Points at Latitude = 40 degrees
Table 2.4.2-3 Errors for Lagrangian Interpolation From Three Limbward Located AVHRR Points at Latitude = 40 degrees
Table 2.4.2-4 Errors for Lagrangian Interpolation From Five Limbward Located AVHRR Points at Latitude = 40 degrees

Table 3.1.2.1-1 Summary of AVHRR/3 Spectral Channel Characteristics
Table 3.1.2.1-2 AVHRR/3 System Performance Characteristics
Table 3.1.2.1-3 AVHRR/3 Visible Channel Gain and Intercept Characteristics
Table 3.2.1.1-1 HIRS/3 System Characteristics
Table 3.2.1.1-2 HIRS/3 Spectral Characteristics
Table 3.2.1.2.1-1 HIRS/3 Sensor Temperature Ranges
Table 3.2.1.4-1 Functions of Bits 1-26 in the HIRS/3 Elements.
Table 3.2.1.4-2 Functions of Bits 287-288 in the HIRS/3 Elements.
Table 3.2.1.4-3 HIRS/3 Digital "A" Radiometric and Housekeeping Functions.
Table 3.2.1.4-4 HIRS/3 Digital "A" Status Telemetry.
Table 3.2.2.1-1 HIRS/4 System Characteristics.
Table 3.2.2.1-2 HIRS/4 Spectral Requirements.
Table 3.2.2.2.1-1 HIRS/4 Sensor Temperature Ranges.
Table 3.2.2.4-1 HIRS/4 Digital "A" Data Output Format.
Table 3.3.2.1-1 Channel Characteristics and Specifications of AMSU-A.
Table 3.3.2.2-1 The number of PRTs in each AMSU-A module
Table 3.4.1-1 AMSU-B Channel Characteristics (Based on Actual Instrument Build and Measured NEΔT from Thermal Vacuum Data)
Table 3.4.2.4-1 AMSU-B Systems Requirements Summary
Table 3.5.1.2-1 Particle types and energy intervals measured by the MEPED directional sensors.
Table 3.5.2.2-1 Proton telescope detection energy intervals.
Table 3.5.2.2-2 Electron telescope detection energy intervals.
Table 3.9.1-1 MHS Channels and Passband Characteristics.

Table 4.1.2-1 HRPT Transmission Characteristics
Table 4.1.2-2 HRPT Parameters for NOAA KLM and NOAA-N,P
Table 4.1.3.1-1 HRPT Minor Frame Format for NOAA KLM
Table 4.1.3.2-1 HRPT Minor Frame Format for NOAA-N,P
Table 4.1.4.1-1 AMSU-A1 Digital "A" Data Format - Full Scan Mode for NOAA KLM and NOAA-N,P
Table 4.1.4.1-2 AMSU-A1 Data Word Description
Table 4.1.4.2-1 AMSU-A2 Digital "A" Format - Full Scan Mode for NOAA KLM
Table 4.1.4.2-2 AMSU-A2 Data Word Description
Table 4.1.4.3-1 AMSU-B Digital Data Format for NOAA KLM
Table 4.1.4.3-2 Meaning of Variables in Table 4.1.4.3-1
Table 4.1.4.3-3 AMSU-B Data Word Description
Table 4.1.4.4-1 MHS modes
Table 4.1.4.4-2 MIU AIP Bytes 6 and 7
Table 4.1.4.4-3 AIP Normal Mode Telemetry Data
Table 4.1.4.4-4 MIU AIP Bytes 48-97 (Normal Telemetry Mode)
Table 4.1.4.4-5 MIU AIP Bytes 98-101 - Normal Telemetry Mode
Table 4.1.4.4-6 MIU TIP Telemetry Frame - Normal
Table 4.1.4.4-7 Science Data Bus telemetry packet types
Table 4.1.4.4-8 Science Data Packet Fields
Table 4.1.4.4-9 Format of the Status Word Field
Table 4.1.4.4-10 Format of Signal Processing Status Field
Table 4.1.4.4-11 SPE MUX Code Subfield format
Table 4.1.4.4-12 Receiver Gains Subfield
Table 4.1.4.4-13 Science Data Field Format
Table 4.1.4.4-14 Pixel Subfield Format
Table 4.1.4.4-15 OBCT Subfield Format
Table 4.1.4.4-16 Full Housekeeping Telemetry Data Block
Table 4.1.4.4-17 Raw Current Consumption Data Field Format
Table 4.1.5.1-1 AIP Minor Frame Format for NOAA KLM
Table 4.1.5.2-1 AIP Minor Frame Format for NOAA-N,P
Table 4.2.2-1 APT Transmission Characteristics
Table 4.2.3-1 APT Linearization Algorithm
Table 4.2.3-2 APT Parameters
Table 4.3.2-1 DSB Transmission Characteristics
Table 4.3.2-2 TIP Parameters
Table 4.3.3.1-1 TIP Minor Frame Format for NOAA KLM
Table 4.3.3.2-1 TIP Minor Frame Format for NOAA-N,P
Table 4.3.4.1.1-1 Digital "A" Status Telemetry
Table 4.3.4.1.1-2 Digital "A" Status Telemetry (Element 63, Status Words)
Table 4.3.4.1.2-1 HIRS/4 Digital "A" Data Output Format
Table 4.3.4.2-1 SEM Digital "A" Telemetry Data Assignments
Table 4.3.4.2-2 MEPED Digital "A" Data
Table 4.3.4.2-3 TED Digital "A" Data
Table 4.3.4.3.1-1 SBUV/2 Data Format Discrete Modes
Table 4.3.4.3.1-2 SBUV/2 Data Format Discrete Mode Detailed Description
Table 4.3.4.3.1-3 SBUV/2 Data Format Discrete Mode Temperature Monitor Description
Table 4.3.4.3.1-4 SBUV/2 Data Format Discrete Mode Voltage and Current Monitors Description
Table 4.3.4.3.1-5 SBUV/2 Description of Command Sequence State Monitors
Table 4.3.4.3.1-6 SBUV/2 Data Description of the Electronic Calibration Step Decoding Using Timing Monitors and the Retrace Monitor
Table 4.3.4.3.1-7 SBUV/2 Data Format Discrete Mode Analog Sub-Multiplexer Data Assignment

Table 7.1.1.1-1 Dual Gain Ranges for the Visible and Near Infrared Channels of AVHRR/3
Table 7.3-1 Differences Between the AMSU-A and AMSU-B Procedures
Table 7.5.1.1-1 Nominal values for TED Energy Flux Calibration Factors
Table 7.5.1.2-1 CDEM Threshold Levels
Table 7.5.2.1-1 MEPED Telescope Calibrated Geometric Factors
Table 7.5.2.1-2 MEPED Omnidirectional Sensor Calibrated Geometric Factors
Table 7.5.2.2-1 MEPED Thresholds and IFC Phase for Measurement

Table 8.2-1 Level 1b Data Set Names
Table 8.3.1.2-1 Format of ARS Header Record
Table 8.3.1.3.1-1 LAC/HRPT Data Characteristics
Table 8.3.1.3.2.1-1 Format of LAC/HRPT Data Set Header Record (Version 2, pre-April 28, 2005)
Table 8.3.1.3.2.2-1 Format of LAC/HRPT Data Set Header Record (Version 5, post-November 14, 2006, all spacecraft)
Table 8.3.1.3.3.1-1 Format of packed LAC/HRPT Data Sets (Version 2, pre-April 28, 2005)
Table 8.3.1.3.3.1-2 LAC/HRPT 8-bit Extract Structure
Table 8.3.1.3.3.1-3 LAC/HRPT 16-bit Extract Structure
Table 8.3.1.3.3.2-1 Format of LAC/HRPT Data Record for NOAA-N (Version 5, post-November 14, 2006, all spacecraft)
Table 8.3.1.4.1-1 GAC Data Characteristics
Table 8.3.1.4.2.1-1 Format of GAC Data Set Header Record for NOAA KLM (Version 2, pre-April 28, 2005)
Table 8.3.1.4.3.1-1 Format of packed GAC Data Record for NOAA KLM (Version 2, pre-April 28, 2005)
Table 8.3.1.4.3.1-2 GAC 8-bit Extract Structure
Table 8.3.1.4.3.1-3 GAC 16-bit Extract Structure
Table 8.3.1.4.3.2-1 Format of GAC data record for NOAA-N (Version 4, post-January 24, 2006, all spacecraft)
Table 8.3.1.5.1.1-1 HIRS/3 Data Characteristics
Table 8.3.1.5.2.1-1 Format of HIRS/3 Data Set Header Record (Flown on NOAA KLM, Version 2, pre-April 28, 2005)
Table 8.3.1.5.2.2-1 HIRS/4 Data Set Header Record Format (Version 4, post-January 24, 2006, all spacecraft)
Table 8.3.1.5.3.1-1 Format of HIRS/3 Data Record (Version 2, pre-April 28, 2005)
Table 8.3.1.5.3.2-1 Format of HIRS/4 Data Format (Version 4, post-January 24, 2006, all satellites)
Table 8.3.1.6.1-1 AMSU-A Data Characteristics
Table 8.3.1.6.2.1-1 Format of AMSU-A Data Set Header Record (Version 2, pre-April 28, 2005).
Table 8.3.1.6.2.2-1 Format of AMSU-A Data Set Header Record (Version 4, post-January 24, 2006, all satellites).
Table 8.3.1.6.3.1-1 Format of AMSU-A Data Record (Version 2, pre-April 28, 2005).
Table 8.3.1.6.3.2-1 Format of AMSU-A Data Record (Version 4, post-January 24, 2006, all spacecraft)
Table 8.3.1.7.1-1 AMSU-B Data Characteristics
Table 8.3.1.7.2.1-1 Format of AMSU-B Data Set Header Record for NOAA KLM (Version 2, pre-April 28, 2005)
Table 8.3.1.7.2.2-1 Format of AMSU-B Data Set Header Record for NOAA-N (Version 4, post-January 24, 2006, all satellites)
Table 8.3.1.7.3.1-1 Format of AMSU-B Data Record NOAA KLM (Version 2, pre-April 28, 2005)
Table 8.3.1.7.3.2-1 Format of AMSU-B Data Record for NOAA-N (Version 4, post-January 24, 2006, all satellites)
Table 8.3.1.8.2-1 Format of SEM-2 Data Set Header Record
Table 8.3.1.8.3-1 Format of SEM-2 Data Record
Table 8.3.1.9.1-1 MHS Modes
Table 8.3.1.9.2-1 MHS Primary Header Record Format
Table 8.3.1.9.3.1-1 Format of MHS Level 1b Record (Science Packet)
Table 8.3.1.9.3.2-1 Format of MHS Level 1b Record (Extended Test Dta Packet)
Table 8.3.1.9.3.3-1 Format of MHS Level 1b Record (Extenced Memory Data Packet)
Table 8.3.1.9.3.4-1 Format of MHS Level 1b Record (Unknown Packet)

Table 9.1-1 Format of the SST Header File
Table 9.1.1.1-1 Format of the Directory Record for Any SST Field Accumulation File
Table 9.1.1.2-1 Format of the Field Documentation Record
Table 9.1.1.3-1 Format of the Parameters in the Grid Intersection
Table 9.1.1.3-2 Format of the Latitudinal Row Identifier
Table 9.1.2-1 Format of the Block Directory Record
Table 9.1.2-2 Format of Observation Data Record
Table 9.1.2-3 Format of the Eight Day SST Observation Unit
Table 9.1.2-4 SST Observation Types
Table 9.1.2-5 SST Observation Source Codes
Table 9.1.3-1 Format of Monthly Mean Data Field
Table 9.2.1-1 General Structure of the Polar Stereographic KLM Master Map File
Table 9.2.1-2 Format of Documentation Record for Polar Stereographic KLM Master Map Data
Table 9.2.2-1 General Structure of the Mercator KLM Master Map File
Table 9.3.1.1-1 Description of the Primary Components 37 Day File (PC37DF) Header
Table 9.3.1.1-2 Format of Record 1 of a Hemisphere Pair of a Day Bin
Table 9.3.1.1-3 Format of Record 2 of a Hemisphere Pair of a Day Bin
Table 9.3.1.1-4 Field Mnemonic for Radiation budget Monthly Mean Data
Table 9.3.1.2-1 Format of Header Record for Monthly/Seasonal/Annual Mean Data
Table 9.3.1.2-2 Format of Monthly Mean Data Record 1 of a Hemisphere Pair
Table 9.3.1.2-3 Format of Monthly Mean Data Record 2 of a Hemisphere Pair
Table 9.3.1.3-1 Format of Seasonal/Annual Mean Data Record 1 of a Hemisphere Pair
Table 9.3.1.3-2 Format of Seasonal/Annual Mean Data Record 2 of a Hemisphere Pair
Table 9.4.1.1-1 Format of header record for ATOVS retrieval data file
Table 9.4.1.1-2 Format of ATOVS Retrieval Data Record
Table 9.4.1.1-3 Geographical Bins for ATOVS
Table 9.4.1.2-1 Format of Metadata Archive Header Record
Table 9.4.1.2-2 Format of Data Record 1 of Metadata archive file
Table 9.4.1.2-3 Format of Data Record 2 of Metadata Archive File
Table 9.4.1.2-4 Format of Data Record 3 of Metadata Archive File
Table 9.4.1.2-5 Format of Data Record 4 of Metadata Archive File
Table 9.4.1.3-1 Format of Header Record for Radiosonde Matchup File.
Table 9.4.1.3-2 Format of Class Header Record for Radiosonde Matchup File
Table 9.4.1.3-3 Format of Data Records for the Radiosonde Matchup File
Table 9.4.2-1 Header Record Format of Orbit Archive File
Table 9.4.2-2 Format of Orbit Archive File Retrieval Data Records
Table 9.4.2.1-1 Format of the header record of the AMSU-B metadata archive file
Table 9.4.2.1-2 Format of AMSU-B Metadata Archive File, Data Record A (Mixing Ratios) (15,4,6)
Table 9.4.2.1-3 Format of AMSU-B Metadata Archive File, Data Record B (Brightness Temperatures) ( 5,4,6)
Table 9.4.2.2-1 Format of Header record for AMSU-B Radiosonde Match Archive File.
Table 9.4.2.2-2 Format of Data record for AMSU-B Radiosonde Match Archive File
Table 9.5-1 Coast Watch Regions Specifications
Table 9.6.3-1 Comparison of Microwave Sensors
Table 9.6.3-2 AMSU-A and -B Products
Table 9.6.3-3 Difference between Day-1 and Day-2 Files
Table 9.6.3-4 AMSU-A HDF-EOS Swath: NPR.AAOP files on CEMSCS
Table 9.6.3-5 AMSU-A HDF-EOS Swath Attributes
Table 9.6.3-6 Format of AMSU-B HDF-EOS Swath: NPR.ABOP files on CEMSCS
Table 9.6.3-7 AMSU-B HDF-EOS Swath Attributes
Table 9.6.3-8 AMSU-B HDF-EOS PS Grid: NPR.ABMP files on CEMSCS
Table 9.6.3-9 Product Error Flags
Table 9.7.1.2.7-1 1b Data Set Instrument Status and Data Quality Flags
Table 9.7.1.2.9-1 Fill Values on Data Records
Table 9.7.1.3-1 Daily 1b Standard Header Record Data Set Order
Table 9.7.1.4-0 List of Tables in 1b Data Set
Table 9.7.1.4-1 SBUV Level 1b Data Set Record IDs
Table 9.7.1.4-2 Byte/bit Breakdown of NESDIS Orbital Header Data
Table 9.7.1.4-3 Ancillary Data Spectral Information Data Record
Table 9.7.1.4-4 Ancillary Data Multiple Scattering Coefficients Data Record
Table 9.7.1.4-5 Ancillary Data Total Ozone Tables Data Record
Table 9.7.1.4-6 Ancillary Data A Priori Information Data Record
Table 9.7.1.4-7 Prelaunch Calibration Data Record
Table 9.7.1.4-8 Day 1 Solar Flux Data Record
Table 9.7.1.4-9 Interrange Ratios Data Record
Table 9.7.1.4-10 Albedo Correction Factor Data Record
Table 9.7.1.4-11 SBUV/2 Orbital Header Record
Table 9.7.1.4-12 Discrete Data Record
Table 9.7.1.4-13 Sweep Data Record Data Identification, Attitude, Earth Location Data, Digital B and Status Flags
Table 9.7.1.4-14 Byte/Bit Breakdown of Discrete Data
Table 9.7.1.4-15 Byte/Bit Breakdown of Discrete/Sweep Data
Table 9.7.1.4-16 Byte/Bit Breakdown of Discrete Data
Table 9.7.1.4-17 Byte/Bit Breakdown of Discrete/Sweep Data
Table 9.7.1.4-18 Byte/Bit Breakdown of Sweep Data
Table 9.7.1.4-19 SBUV/2 Orbital Statistical Record
Table 9.7.1.4-20 SBUV/2 Daily Statistical Record
Table 9.7.1.5-1 Digital A Subcom Housing Channels
Table 9.7.1.5-2 Analog Telemetry Points
Table 9.7.2.2-1 PMF Record Layout for Day
Table 9.7.2.2-2 Ozone Pressure Levels
Table 9.7.2.2-3 Ozone Pressure Layers and Levels
Table 9.7.2.2-4 PMF Orbital Header Record
Table 9.7.2.2-5 PMF Data Record
Table 9.7.2.2-6 PMF Orbital Trailer Record
Table 9.7.2.2-7 PMF Daily Trailer Record
Table 9.7.2.2-8 SBUV/2 Ozone - Product Master File (PMF) BUFR Words
Table 9.7.2.2-9 Version 8 Header Record I Layout
Table 9.7.2.2-10 Version 8 Header Record II Layout
Table 9.7.2.2-11 Version 8 Data Record Layout
Table 9.7.2.2-12 Version 8 Trailer Record I Layout
Table 9.7.2.2-13 BUFR Imput Table
Table 9.7.3-1 OOPS Standard Header Record I
Table 9.7.3-2 OOPS Standard Header Record II
Table 9.8.1.2-1 Aerosol Daily Summary Directory Record Format
Table 9.8.1.3-1 Aerosol Daily Summary File Documentation Record Format
Table 9.8.2.2-1 Documentation Record Format for Aerosol Weekly 100 km Field File
Table 9.8.2.3-1 Format of Grid Intersection in Data Record
Table 9.8.2.3-2 Row Identification Information
Table 9.8.3.2-1 Header Record Format
Table 9.8.3.3-1 Grid Intersection Format
Table 9.8.4.2-1 Format of Directory Record
Table 9.8.4.3-1 Data Record Format
Table 9.8.4.4-1 Satellite Aerosol/SST Observation Format
Table 9.8.4.4-2 Aerosol/SST Observation Type Codes
Table 9.8.4.4-3 Aerosol/SST Observation Source Codes
Table 9.8.5.2-1 Directory Record Format

Table A-1 Code Symbols for Heading and Parts I-III
Table A-2 Satellite Identifier in TBUS Bulletins
Table A.3-1 Explanation of Code Symbols
Table A.3-2 Part IV Code Symbols
Table A.5-1 Decoding Exercise of Sample APT Predict (TBUS) Bulletin from Section A.4
Table A.6-1 Format of Standard Two Line Orbital Element Set
Table A.6-2 Definition of satellite ID and International designator
Table A.7-1 Example of Decoded Two-Line Orbital Element Message

Table C-1 Subroutines IJTOLL and LLTOIJ Argument List

Table D.1-1 Measured Channel Characteristics for NOAA-15 AMSU-A and AMSU-B
Table D.1-2 NOAA-15 IWT PRT Count to Temperature Coefficients for HIRS/3
Table D.1-3 NOAA-15 HIRS/3 Channel 20 Slope and Intercept
Table D.1-4 NOAA-15 HIRS/3 Central Wave Numbers and Band Correction Coefficients
Table D.1-5 Normalized Response Functions for the NOAA-15 HIRS/3 Thermal Channels
Table D.1-6 NOAA-15 AVHRR/3 Pre-launch Calibration Coefficients (Albedo Representation)
Table D.1-7 NOAA-15 AVHRR/3 Visible Channel Information
Table D.1-8 NOAA-15 AVHRR/3 Conversion Coefficients
Table D.1-9 NOAA-15 PRT Weighting Factors
Table D.1-10 Summary of NOAA-15 AVHRR Spectral Response Data (as a Function of Wavenumber) for Each Channel
Table D.1-11 NOAA-15 AVHRR/3 Thermal Channel Temperature to Radiance Coefficients
Table D.1-12 NOAA-15 AVHRR/3 Spectral Response Values for Channels 1, 2 and 3A
Table D.1-13 NOAA-15 AVHRR/3 Spectral Response Values for Channels 3B, 4 and 5
Table D.1-14 NOAA-15 Radiance of Space and Coefficients for Nonlinear Radiance Correction Quadratic
Table D.1-15 NOAA-15 AMSU PRT Temperature Conversion Coefficients
Table D.1-16 NOAA-15 HIRS/302 Secondary Telescope Temperature Coefficients (K)
Table D.2-1 Measured Channel Characteristics for NOAA-16 AMSU-A and AMSU-B
Table D.2-2 NOAA-16 IWT PRT Count to Temperature Coefficients for HIRS/301
Table D.2-3 NOAA-16 HIRS/301 Channel 20 Slope and Intercept (Albedo %)
Table D.2-4 NOAA-16 HIRS/301 Central Wave Numbers and Band Correction Coefficients
Table D.2-5 NOAA-16 HIRS/301 Secondary Telescope Temperature Coefficients
Table D.2-6 Normalized response functions for the NOAA-16 HIRS/301 Thermal Channels
Table D.2-7 NOAA-16 AVHRR/3 Pre-launch and Post-launch Calibration Coefficients (Albedo Representation)
Table D.2-8 NOAA-16 AVHRR/3 Visible Channel Information
Table D.2-9 NOAA-16 AVHRR/3 Conversion Coefficients
Table D.2-10 NOAA-16 PRT Weighting Factors
Table D.2-11 Summary of NOAA-16 AVHRR Spectral Response Data (as a Function of Wavenumber) for Each Channel
Table D.2-12 NOAA-16 AVHRR/3 Thermal Channel Temperature to Radiance Coefficients
Table D.2-13 NOAA-16 AVHRR/3 Spectral Response Values for Channels 1, 2 and 3A
Table D.2-14 NOAA-16 AVHRR/3 Spectral Response Values for Channels 3B, 4 and 5
Table D.2-15 NOAA-16 Radiance of Space and Coefficients for Nonlinear Radiance Correction Quadratic
Table D.2-16 NOAA-16 AMSU PRT Temperature Conversion Coefficients
Table D.3-1 NOAA-17 PRT Weighting Factors
Table D.3-2 NOAA-17 Radiance of Space and Coefficients for Nonlinear Radiance Correction Quadratic
Table D.3-3 NOAA-17 AVHRR/3 Conversion Coefficients
Table D.3-4 NOAA-17 AVHRR/3 Pre-launch Calibration Coefficients (Albedo Representation)
Table D.3-5 Summary of NOAA-17 AVHRR Spectral Response Data (as a Function of Wavenumber) for Each Channel
Table D.3-6 NOAA-17 AVHRR/3 Visible Channel Information
Table D.3-7 NOAA-17 AVHRR/3 Thermal Channel Radiance-to-temperature Coefficients
Table D.3-8 NOAA-17 AVHRR/3 Spectral Response Values for Channels 1, 2 and 3A
Table D.3-9 NOAA-17 AVHRR/3 Spectral Response Values for Channels 3B, 4 and 5
Table D.3-10 NOAA-17 HIRS/303 Central Wave Numbers (νc)and Band Correction Coefficients (b and c)
Table D.3-11 NOAA-17 IWT PRT Count to Temperature Coefficients for HIRS/303
Table D.3-12 NOAA-17 HIRS/303 Secondary Telescope Temperature Coefficients
Table D.3-13 Normalized Response Functions for the NOAA-17 HIRS/303 Thermal Channels
Table D.3-14 NOAA-17 HIRS/303 Channel 20 Slope and Intercept (Albedo %)
Table D.3-15 NOAA-17 AMSU PRT Temperature Conversion Coefficients
Table D.3-16 Measured Channel Characteristics for NOAA-17 AMSU-A and AMSU-B
Table D.4-1 NOAA-18 PRT Weighting Factors
Table D.4-2 NOAA-18 Radiance of Space and Coefficients for Nonlinear Radiance Correction Quadratic
Table D.4-3 NOAA-18 AVHRR/3 Conversion Coefficients
Table D.4-4 NOAA-18 AVHRR/3 Pre-launch Calibration Coefficients (Albedo Representation)
Table D.4-5 Summary of NOAA-18 AVHRR Spectral Response Data (as a Function of Wavenumber) for Each Channel
Table D.4-6 NOAA-18 AVHRR/3 Solar Reflectance Channel Information
Table D.4-7 NOAA-18 AVHRR/3 Thermal Channel Radiance-to-temperature Coefficients
Table D.4-8 NOAA-18 AVHRR/3 Spectral Response Values for Channels 1, 2 and 3A
Table D.4-9 NOAA-18 AVHRR/3 Spectral Response Values for Channels 3B, 4 and 5
Table D.4-10 NOAA-18 HIRS/H305 Central Wave Numbers (νc)and Band Correction Coefficients (b and c)
Table D.4-11 NOAA-18 IWT PRT Count to Temperature Coefficients for HIRS/H305
Table D.4-12 NOAA-18 HIRS/H305 Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Telescope Temperature Coefficients
Table D.4-13 Normalized Response Function for the NOAA-18 HIRS/H305 Thermal channels.
Table D.4-14 NOAA-18 HIRS/H305 Channel 20 Slope and Intercept (Albedo %)
Table D.4-15 NOAA-18 AMSU-A1 (S/N 109, ID=33) PRT Temperature Conversion Coefficients.
Table D.4-16 NOAA-18 AMSU-A2 (S/N 105, ID=18) PRT Temperature Conversion Coefficients.
Table D.4-17 NOAA-18 AMSU-A Measured Channel Characteristics.
Table D.4-18 NOAA-18 MHS Coefficients for Converting PRT resistance (Ohms) to PRT Temperature (K).
Table D.4-19 NOAA-18 MHS Resistances (Ohms) for Three PRT Calibration Channels.
Table D.4-20 NOAA-18 MHS Coefficients for Converting Counts into Temperatures (K).
Table D.4-21 NOAA-18 MHS Coefficients for Converting Counts into Current (Amps) for Current Monitors.
Table D.4-22 NOAA-18 MHS Coefficients for Converting Volts into Temperatures (K).
Table D.4-23 NOAA-18 MHS Values of the Nonlinearity Parameters u (m2-sr-cm-1)/mW.
Table D.4-24 NOAA-18 MHS Wavenumbers and Band-correction Factors.
Table D.4-25 NOAA-18 MHS (PFM, S/N=101) Channel IF Characteristics.
Table D.5-1 MetOp-A PRT Weighting Factors.
Table D.5-2 MetOp-A Radiance of Space and Coefficients for Nonlinear Radiance Correction Quadratic.
Table D.5-3 MetOp-A PRT AVHRR/3 Conversion Coefficients
Table D.5-4 MetOp-A Pre-launch Calibration Coefficients (albedo Representation)
Table D.5-5 Summary of MetOp-A AVHRR Spectral Response Data (as a Function of Wavenumber) for Each Channel.
Table D.5-6 MetOp-A AVHRR/3 Solar Reflectance Channel Information.
Table D.5-7 MetOp-A AVHRR/3 Thermal Channel Tepmerature-to-Radiance Coefficients.
Table D.5-8 MetOp-A Spectral Response Values for channels 1, 2 and 3A
Table D.5-9 MetOp-A Spectral Response Values for channels 3B, 4 and 5.
Table D.5-10 MetOp-A HIRS (H306) Central Wave Nuumbers νc, Half Power Bandwidth and Band Correction Coefficients (b and c).
Table D.5-11 MetOp-A IWT PRT count to Temperature coefficients for HIRS/306.
Table D.5-12 MetOp-A HIRS/306 Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Telescope Temperatures C.
Table D.5-13 Normalized Response functions for the MetOP-A HIRS/306 Thermal Channels.
Table D.5-14 MetOp-A HIRS/306 channel 20 Slope and Intercept (Albedo %).
Table D.5-15 MetOp-A AMSU-A1 (S/N 106, ID=XX) PRT Temperature Conversion Coefficients.
Table D.5-16 MetOp-A AMSU-A2 (S/N 105, ID=18) PRT Temperature Conversion Coefficients.
Table D.5-17 MetOp-A AMSU-A Measured channel Characteristics.
Table D.5-18 MetOp-A MHS coefficients for Converting PRT Resistance (Ohms) to PRT Temperature (K).
Table D.5-19 MetOp-A MHS Resistances (Ohms) for Three PRT Calibration Channels.
Table D.5-20 MetOp-A MHS Coefficients for Converting Counts into Temperatures (K).
Table D.5-21 MetOp-A MHS Coefficients for Converting Counts into Current (amps) for Current Monitors.
Table D.5-22 MetOp-A MHS Coefficients for Converting Volts into Temperatures (K).
Table D.5-23 MetOp-A MHS Values of the Nonlinearity Parameters μ (m2-sr-cm-1/mW.
Table D.5-24 MetOp-A MHS Wavenumbers and Band-Correction Factors.
Table D.5-25 MetOp-A MHS (PFM, S/N=101) channel IF Characteristics.
Table D.6-1 NOAA-19 PRT Weighting Factors.
Table D.6-2 NOAA-19 Radiance of Space and Coefficients for Nonlinear Radiance Correction Quadratic.
Table D.6-3 NOAA-19 PRT AVHRR/3 Conversion Coefficients
Table D.6-4 NOAA-19 Pre-launch Calibration Coefficients (albedo Representation)
Table D.6-5 Summary of NOAA-19 AVHRR Spectral Response Data (as a Function of Wavenumber) for Each Channel.
Table D.6-6 NOAA-19 AVHRR/3 Solar Reflectance Channel Information.
Table D.6-7 NOAA-19 AVHRR/3 Thermal Channel Tepmerature-to-Radiance Coefficients.
Table D.6-8 NOAA-19 Spectral Response Values for channels 1, 2 and 3A
Table D.6-9 NOAA-19 Spectral Response Values for channels 3B, 4 and 5.
Table D.6-10 NOAA-19 HIRS (H308) Central Wave Nuumbers νc, Half Power Bandwidth and Band Correction Coefficients (b and c).
Table D.6-11 NOAA-19 IWT PRT count to Temperature coefficients for HIRS/308.
Table D.6-12 NOAA-19 HIRS/306 Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Telescope Temperatures C.
Table D.6-13 Normalized Response functions for the NOAA-19 HIRS/306 Thermal Channels.
Table D.6-14 NOAA-19 HIRS/306 channel 20 Slope and Intercept (Albedo %).
Table D.6-15 NOAA-19 AMSU-A1 (S/N 107, ID=25) PRT Temperature Conversion Coefficients.
Table D.6-16 NOAA-19 AMSU-A2 (S/N 109, ID=34) PRT Temperature Conversion Coefficients.
Table D.6-17 NOAA-19 AMSU-A Measured channel Characteristics.
Table D.6-18 NOAA-19 MHS coefficients for Converting PRT Resistance (Ohms) to PRT Temperature (K).
Table D.6-19 NOAA-19 MHS Resistances (Ohms) for Three PRT Calibration Channels.
Table D.6-20 NOAA-19 MHS Coefficients for Converting Counts into Temperatures (K).
Table D.6-21 NOAA-19 MHS Coefficients for Converting Counts into Current (amps) for Current Monitors.
Table D.6-22 NOAA-19 MHS Coefficients for Converting Volts into Temperatures (K).
Table D.6-23 NOAA-19 MHS Values of the Nonlinearity Parameters μ (m2-sr-cm-1/mW.
Table D.6-24 NOAA-19 MHS Wavenumbers and Band-Correction Factors.
Table D.6-25 NOAA-19 MHS (FM-2) channel IF Characteristics.

Table G.1-1 Comparison of Error in the HIRS/3 Channels Resulting from Incorrect Generation of In-flight Thermal Calibration Coefficients
Table G.1-2 List of Datasets that Were Resynched with the AVHRR on NOAA-15

Table J-1 Satellite Scanning Instrument Parameters for TIROS-N through NOAA-14
Table J-2 NOAA Satellite Scanning Instrument Parameters for NOAA KLM
Table J.3-1 Synopsis of AMSU Scan Initiation and FOV Information


Table M-1 NOAA-15 RFI coefficients for AMSU-B
Table M.9-1 NOAA-17 RFI coefficients for AMSU-B
Table M.9-11 AMSU-B Bias Corrections for NOAA-15 Version 2.4 (13 August 2004)
Table M.9-10 AMSU-B Bias Corrections for NOAA-17 Version 1.0 (12 July 2002)
Table M.9-9 AMSU-B Bias Corrections for NOAA-15 Version 2.3 (6 March 2001)
Table M.9-8 AMSU-B Bias Corrections for NOAA-15 Version 2.2 (4 December 2000)
Table M.9-7 AMSU-B Bias Corrections for NOAA-15 Version 2.1 (9 November 2000)
Table M.9-6 AMSU-B Bias Corrections for NOAA-15 Version 2.0 (10 July 2000)
Table M.9-5 AMSU-B Bias Corrections for NOAA-15 Version 1.9 (4 May 2000)
Table M.9-4 AMSU-B Bias Corrections for NOAA-15 Version 1.8 (10 January 2000)
Table M.9-3 AMSU-B Bias Corrections for NOAA-15 Version 1.7 (11 Nov 1999)
Table M.9-2 AMSU-B Bias Corrections for NOAA-15 (as of 28 Sept 1998)
Table M.8-1 Location of Transmitter Power in Spacecraft Telemetry
Table M.9-1 AMSU-B Bias Corrections for NOAA-15 (as of 22 Sept 1998)


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