NOAA Polar Orbiter Data User's Guide

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The following list contains amendments to the November 1998 edition of the NOAA Polar Orbiter Data User's Guide. This website contains the latest information available and supercedes any earlier hardcopy or CD-ROM version of this document. The list, which is ordered chronologically by change date to the website, contains the location in the document where changes have been made. The locations of the changes are represented by links to the place in the document where the change occurred. In the document itself, a change is indicated by "Amended DATE" at the end of the section which has the change. If a user clicks on the "Amended DATE," he will be linked back to this Amendment page.

December 3, 1998

Section 2.0, Tables 2.0.4-1 and 2.0.4-2. Y2K compliance required changes to Dataset Header Record for both TOVS and AVHRR data. Bytes 39-40 now contain 4-digit years.

December 23, 1998

Section 3.0.1, Paragraph 8. Add to last sentence: "by starting with the third sample along the scan line, averaging the next four samples, and skipping the next sample. The sequence of average four, skip one is continued to the end of the scan line."

January 15, 1999

Appendix E.2. Add most recent entries for Navy SST products

February 22, 1999

Appendix F. Correct line of software in BROLYD routine that computes true anomaly

March 17, 1999

Section 2.0, Table 2.0.4-2. Y2K compliance required changes to Dataset Header Record for AVHRR data. Bytes 85-86 now contain 4-digit epoch years.

March 22, 1999

Section 3.1, Tables 3.1.2.2.1-1 and 3.1.2.2.2-1. The bit convention has been corrected to be consistent with rest of document.
Section 3.2, Tables 3.2.2.2.1-1 and 3.2.2.2.2- 1. The bit convention has been corrected to be consistent with rest of document.

May 5, 1999

Section 1.4.1, Table 1.4.1-5 added. PRT parameters have been added for each instrument (from NESS 107, App. B).
Section 1.4.2, Table 1.4.2-5 added. PRT parameters have been added for each instrument (from NESS 107, App. B).
Section 1.4.3, Table 1.4.3-5 added. PRT parameters have been added for each instrument (from NESS 107, App. B).
Section 1.4.4, Table 1.4.4-5 added. PRT parameters have been added for each instrument (from NESS 107, App. B).
Section 1.4.5, Table 1.4.5-5 added. PRT parameters have been added for each instrument (from NESS 107, App. B).
Section 1.4.6, Table 1.4.6-5 added. PRT parameters have been added for each instrument (from NESS 107, App. B).
Section 1.4.7, Table 1.4.7-4 corrected. Internal Target Temperature for 15 C at Target temperature 320 K should be 1.26 C.
Section 1.4.7, Table 1.4.7-5 added. PRT parameters have been added for each instrument (from NESS 107, App. B).
Section 1.4.8, Table 1.4.8-5 added. PRT parameters have been added for each instrument (from NESS 107, App. B) and end operational date has been included.
Section 1.4.9, Table 1.4.9-3 corrected. Temperature Corrections for Channel 4 at Target temperature 320 K should be 0.25.
Section 1.4.9, Table 1.4.9-5 added. PRT parameters have been added for each instrument (from NESS 107, App. B).
Section 1.4.10, Table 1.4.10-4 added. PRT parameters have been added for each instrument (from NESS 107, App. B).

June 17, 1999

Section 2.1, Paragraphs 2 and 6. Delete references to 9 track magnetic tapes.
Section 2.3, Paragraphs 1, 3 and 4. Delete references to 9 track magnetic tapes and Table 2.3-3.
Section 2.3, Tables 2.3-2 and 2.3-3. Change name of Table 2.3-2 so it corresponds to 3480 cartridge and delete Table 2.3-3.
Section 4.4.2, Paragraphs 1 and 2. Replace references to 9 track magnetic tapes with 3480 cartridges.
Section 5.4, Paragraphs 1, 2, 3 and 4. Replace references to 9 track magnetic tapes with 3480 cartridges.
Section 5.4, Paragraph 1. Data after May 1999 will be in the "KLM" format described in Section 9.3.1 of the NOAA KLM User's Guide.
Section 5.4.2.1, Paragraph 3. Replace reference to 9 track magnetic tapes with 3480 cartridges.
Section 6.1, Paragraph 1. Delete reference to 9 track magnetic tapes and correct NCDC's phone numbers.

July 13, 1999

Appendix E.2. Add most recent entries for Navy SST products

December 10, 1999

Section 2.0.4, first paragraph Change sentence regarding TOVS Data Set Header to read that it changed slightly.
Section 2.0.4, Table 2.0.4-1 Change bytes 85-end and delete reference to orbit vectors.
Section 2.3-1, Table 2.3-1 Change comment field for GAC data.
Section 5.4.1, last sentence Add ending date for Monthly Radiation Budget product
Section 5.4.2, first paragraph Add ending date for Seasonal Radiation Budget product
Section 5.4.3, first paragraph Add ending date for Monthly Mean Radiation Budget product

January 3, 2000

Section 1.4.9, in paragraph 2, sentence 4 and in Table 1.4.9-4 Non-linearity coefficient "C" has been changed to "D."

January 21, 2000

Section 5.2.1.3, in paragraph 1, in Table 5.2.1.3, and in CLIMATOLOGICAL GRID TEMPERATURE term Change added regarding climatology values.

February 14, 2000

Section 2.1.1, in Table 2.1.1-1 Add bytes 118-119 to indicate the length of the sensor data word in bits.

April 6, 2000

Section 4.1.2.1, paragraph 1 and in Table 4.1.2.1-1 Add note regarding modified record length of HIRS/2 and effective date.
Section 4.2.2.1, paragraph 1 and in Table 4.2.2.1-1 Add note regarding modified record length of SSU and effective date.
Section 4.3.2.1, paragraph 1 and in Table 4.3.2.1-1 Add note regarding modified record length of MSU and effective date.

July 12, 2000

Section 4.3.1, paragraph 1, sentence 1 Change "microwave spectrometer" to "Dicke radiometer" and units from micrometer to millimeter.
Appendix F In BROLYD routine, after comment "Compute B1-B12", the equation for B2 contains a term TAN12, which should be changed to TANI2.

September 26, 2000

Section 5.5, paragraphs 6 and 7 Replace entire paragraphs.

March 7, 2001

Section 5.1.3, Added section to describe RTOVS product.

April 11, 2001

Section 5.1, Changed Tables 5.1.1-6 and 5.1.2-2 to substitute channel 10 for all references to channels 16 and 17.
Appendix D, Updated TOVS Sounding events.

October 19, 2001

Appendix E.2. Add most recent entries for Navy SST products

November 2, 2001

Appendix D Add most recent entries for TOVS Sounding products.

December 17, 2001

Section 3.1.2.1 Correct table reference in paragraph 6 and add missing Table 3.1.2.1-4 describing HRPT Minor Frame Format.

December 31, 2001

Section 1.3 Update section, specifically, items f, h, and i, plus last two paragraphs.

January 24, 2002

Section 4.5 Add sentence to first paragraph with note about new Appendix M.

Appendix M Add appendix for new calibration method for NOAA-12 HIRS data.

May 13, 2002

Section 2.3 Modify Paragraph 2, modify Tables 2.3-1 and 2.3-2 so TOVS channel selection option is not available (N/A).

Appendix E Update Appendix E.1 with latest entries.

Appendix G Update NOAASIS URL.

September 17, 2002

Cover page Update NCDC satellite order email address.

Section 6 Update NCDC satellite order email address.

Appendix I Update NCDC satellite order email address, as well as the contacts for TOVS Sounding and Veg Index products.

December 17, 2003

Acronyms Correct PRT definition - should be Platinum Resistance Thermometer.
Section 3.3.1.1 Correct PRT definition - should be Platinum Resistance Thermometer.

March 11, 2004

Appendix E Correct March 20, 1995 entry - in the regression output: Night MCSST Triple: X coefficient: SEC0-1 should be 1.760411.

October 7, 2004

Section 6 Replace entire section with description of CLASS.

June 6, 2005

Section 2.0 Corrected definition of Processing Block ID (changed readout revolution to end revolution) in Table 2.0.3-1.

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