NOAA Polar Orbiter Data User's Guide

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NOAA bullet Chapter 1 - Polar Orbiter System Description.

NOAA bullet Chapter 2 - Level 1b Data Base.

NOAA bullet Chapter 3 - AVHRR Level 1b Data Base.

NOAA bullet Chapter 4 - TOVS Level 1b Data.

NOAA bullet Chapter 5 - NESDIS Operational Products.

NOAA bullet Appendix A - Polar Stereographic Earth Locations.

NOAA bullet Appendix C - Field Station HRPT Data Format.

NOAA bullet Appendix D - Polar Orbiter Archived TOVS Sounding Data Change and Problem Record.

NOAA bullet Appendix K - Original Level 1b Formats valid to September 8, 1992.

NOAA bullet Appendix L - Level 1b Formats valid from September 8, 1992 to November 15, 1994.


Complete List of Tables

Table 1.2-1. Ascending and descending node times in LST.
Table 1.2-2. Launch and data available dates for the TIROS-N series satellites.
Table 1.2-3. Brouwer mean orbital elements for TIROS-N on Oct. 24, 1978 at 0000 UTC.
Table 1.2-4. Orbital reference information (Ephemeris data) for TIROS-N Orbit 262.
Table 1.4.1-1. TIROS-N Central Wave Numbers for AVHRR IR Channels.
Table 1.4.1-2. TIROS-N TOVS Channel Spectral Response and HIRS/2 Thermal Band-Correction Coefficients.
Table 1.4.1-3. Non-linearity errors for TIROS-N Channel 4.
Table 1.4.1-4. Corrected values for TIROS-N Nsp.
Table 1.4.1-5. PRT coefficients for all instruments on TIROS-N (from NESS 107, App. B).
Table 1.4.2-1. NOAA-6 Central Wave Numbers for AVHRR IR Channels.
Table 1.4.2-2. NOAA-6 TOVS Channel Spectral Response and HIRS/2 Thermal Band-Correction Coefficients.
Table 1.4.2-3. Non-linearity errors for NOAA-6 Channel 4.
Table 1.4.2-4. Corrected values for NOAA-6 Nsp.
Table 1.4.2-5. PRT coefficients for all instruments on NOAA-6 (from NESS 107, App. B).
Table 1.4.3-1. NOAA-7 Central Wave Numbers for AVHRR IR Channels.
Table 1.4.3-2. NOAA-7 TOVS Channel Spectral Response and HIRS/2 Thermal Band-Correction Coefficients.
Table 1.4.3-3. Non-linearity errors for NOAA-7 Channels 4 and 5.
Table 1.4.3-4. Corrected values for NOAA-7 Nsp.
Table 1.4.3-5. PRT coefficients for all instruments on NOAA-7 (from NESS 107, App. B).
Table 1.4.4-1. NOAA-8 Central Wave Numbers for AVHRR IR Channels.
Table 1.4.4-2. NOAA-8 TOVS Channel Spectral Response and HIRS/2 Thermal Band-Correction Coefficients.
Table 1.4.4-3. Non-linearity errors for NOAA-8 Channel 4.
Table 1.4.4-4. Corrected values for NOAA-8 Nsp.
Table 1.4.4-5. PRT coefficients for all instruments on NOAA-8 (from NESS 107, App. B).
Table 1.4.5-1. NOAA-9 Central Wave Numbers for AVHRR IR Channels.
Table 1.4.5-2. NOAA-9 TOVS Channel Spectral Response and HIRS/2 Thermal Band-Correction Coefficients.
Table 1.4.5-3. Non-linearity errors for NOAA-9 Channels 4 and 5.
Table 1.4.5-4. Corrected values for NOAA-9 Nsp.
Table 1.4.5-5. PRT coefficients for all instruments on NOAA-9 (from NESS 107, App. B).
Table 1.4.6-1. NOAA-10 Central Wave Numbers for AVHRR IR Channels.
Table 1.4.6-2. NOAA-10 TOVS Channel Spectral Response and HIRS/2 Thermal Band-Correction Coefficients.
Table 1.4.6-3. Non-linearity errors for NOAA-10 Channel 4.
Table 1.4.6-4. Corrected values for NOAA-10 Nsp.
Table 1.4.6-5. PRT coefficients for all instruments on NOAA-10 (from NESS 107, App. B).
Table 1.4.7-1. NOAA-11 Central Wave Numbers for AVHRR IR Channels.
Table 1.4.7-2. NOAA-11 TOVS Channel Spectral Response and HIRS/2 Thermal Band-Correction Coefficients.
Table 1.4.7-3. Non-linearity errors for NOAA-11 Channel 4.
Table 1.4.7-4. Non-linearity errors for NOAA-11 Channel 5.
Table 1.4.7-5. PRT coefficients for all instruments on NOAA-11 (from NESS 107, App. B).
Table 1.4.8-1. NOAA-12 Central Wave Numbers for AVHRR IR Channels.
Table 1.4.8-2. NOAA-12 TOVS Channel Spectral Response and HIRS/2 Thermal Band-Correction Coefficients.
Table 1.4.8-3. Non-linearity errors for NOAA-12 Channel 4.
Table 1.4.8-4. Non-linearity errors for NOAA-12 Channel 5.
Table 1.4.8-5. PRT coefficients for all instruments on NOAA-12 (from NESS 107, App. B).
Table 1.4.9-1. NOAA-13 Central Wave Numbers for AVHRR IR Channels.
Table 1.4.9-2. NOAA-13 TOVS Channel Spectral Response and HIRS/2 Thermal Band-Correction Coefficients.
Table 1.4.9-3. Non-linearity errors for NOAA-13 AVHRR Channels 4 and 5.
Table 1.4.9-4. Non-linearity coefficients and radiance of space for NOAA-13 AVHRR Channels 4 and 5 (Alternate method).
Table 1.4.9-5. PRT coefficients for all instruments on NOAA-13 (from NESS 107, App. B).
Table 1.4.10-1. NOAA-14 Central Wave Numbers for AVHRR IR Channels.
Table 1.4.10-2. NOAA-14 TOVS Channel Spectral Response and HIRS/2 Thermal Band-Correction Coefficients.
Table 1.4.10-3. Radiance correction coefficients for NOAA-14 AVHRRChannels 3, 4, and 5.
Table 1.4.10-4. PRT coefficients for all instruments on NOAA-14 (from NESS 107, App. B).

Table 2.0.3-1. Data set name qualifiers.
Table 2.0.4-1. Data set Header Record Format for TOVS (after September 8, 1992).
Table 2.0.4-2. Data Set Header record format for AVHRR (after Nov. 15, 1994).
Table 2.0.4-3. Spacecraft ID.
Table 2.0.4-4. Data Type Codes.
Table 2.0.4-5. DACS Status Information Format.
Table 2.1.1-1. TBM Header Record Format.
Table 2.1.1-2. Character Code Conversion (ASCII).
Table 2.3-1. Level 1b Data Record Length (Bytes).
Table 2.3-2. Level 1b IBM 3480 Cartridge Volume (Minutes/Cartridge).

Table 3.0.1-1. Spectral band widths (micrometers) of the AVHRR.
Table 3.1.2.1-1. Format of GAC data record (implemented November 15, 1994).
Table 3.1.2.1-2. Format of quality indicators.
Table 3.1.2.1-3. Format of unpacked GAC video data (five channels).
Table 3.1.2.1-4. HRPT Minor Frame Format.
Table 3.1.2.2-1. Format for GAC video data (two channels).
Table 3.2.2.1-1. Format of LAC/HRPT data record (implemented November 15, 1994).
Table 3.2.2.1-2. Format of unpacked LAC/HRPT video data (five channels).
Table 3.2.2.2.1-1. Format for LAC/HRPT video data (one channel).
Table 3.3.2-1. Pre-launch slopes and intercepts for AVHRR Channels 1 and 2.
Table 3.3.2-2. Values of W and F for AVHRR Channels 1 and 2.

Table 4.0-1. Instrument Parameters for TOVS Sensors.
Table 4.1.1-1. Typical HIRS/2 Channel Characteristics.
Table 4.1.2.1-1. Format of HIRS/2 data record.
Table 4.1.2.1-2. Format of the HIRS/2 scan quality information.
Table 4.1.2.1-3. Order of the HIRS/2 calibration coefficients.
Table 4.1.2.1-4. Format of TIP HIRS/2 data output for one scan.
Table 4.1.2.1-5. HIRS/2 minor frame quality field format.
Table 4.1.2.1-6. Format for unpacked full copy HIRS/2 data.
Table 4.1.2.2-1. Format of the HIRS/2 channel data for two-channel select.
Table 4.2.1-1. Cell pressures of the SSU channels.
Table 4.2.2.1-1. Format of SSU data.
Table 4.2.2.1-2. Format of the SSU scan quality information.
Table 4.2.2.1-3. Storage of SSU calibration coefficients.
Table 4.2.2.1-4. Format of each 60-byte group of SSU data.
Table 4.2.2.1-5. Definition of the scan position quality for SSU data.
Table 4.2.2.1-6. Format of unpacked full copy SSU data.
Table 4.2.2.2-1. Format of SSU data field when Channels 2 and 3 are selected.
Table 4.3.2.1-1. Format of MSU data.
Table 4.3.2.1-2. Format of the MSU scan quality bytes.
Table 4.3.2.1-3. Order of MSU calibration coefficients.
Table 4.3.2.1-4. Format of MSU data.
Table 4.3.2.1-5. Typical format for all MSU words (except scan position-line count).
Table 4.3.2.1-6. Format of MSU scan position - line count (Word 7).
Table 4.3.2.1-7. Format of the MSU scan position quality.
Table 4.3.2.1-8. Unpacked format for full copy MSU data (channel data field).
Table 4.3.2.2-1. Format of MSU data field if Channels 1 and 4 are selected.

Table 5.0-1. TOVS Sounding Products on CCT.
Table 5.0-2. Sea Surface Temperature Products.
Table 5.0-3. Mapped/Gridded AVHRR Product.
Table 5.0-4. Radiation Budget Products.
Table 5.0-5. SBUV/2 Ozone Products.
Table 5.1.1-1. Directory Information Element.
Table 5.1.1-2. Data Directory Element.
Table 5.1.1-3. Time Category.
Table 5.1.1-4. NMC/NESDIS Documentation Format.
Table 5.1.1-5. NMC/NESDIS Sounding Products/Information Format.
Table 5.1.1-6. Variables that Comprise ICC.
Table 5.1.1-7. Variables that Comprise METREC.
Table 5.1.1.1-1. General structure of the TOVS quality information file.
Table 5.1.1.1-2. Format of the housekeeping record for the TOVS quality information file.
Table 5.1.1.1-3. Format of directory record for the TOVS quality information file.
Table 5.1.1.1-4. Format of the data record for TOVS quality information file.
Table 5.1.1.1-5. Format of TOVS quality information data records.
Table 5.1.2-1. Format of new TOVS Sounding Product data record.
Table 5.1.2-2. Variables that Comprise ICC.
Table 5.1.2.-3. Variables that comprise MR.
Table 5.1.2.1-1. Format of the housekeeping record.
Table 5.1.2.1-2. Format of the directory record.
Table 5.1.2.1-3. Format of new TOVS quality information record.
Table 5.2-1. Format of the SST Header File.
Table 5.2.1-1. Areas of 50-km gridded SST fields after August 1, 1986.
Table 5.2.1-2. Areas of 14-km gridded SST fields.
Table 5.2.1.1-1. Format of the Directory record for the SST Field file.
Table 5.2.1.2-1. Format of the Field Documentation Record.
Table 5.2.1.3-1. Format of the parameters in the grid intersection.
Table 5.2.1.3-2. Format of the Latitudinal Row Identifier.
Table 5.2.2.1-1. Format of the Block Directory for the Seven Day SST Observation File.
Table 5.2.2.1-2. Format of the Subblock Directory.
Table 5.2.2.1-3. Format of the Observation Unit.
Table 5.2.2.1-4. Record structure of the Seven Day SST Observation File.
Table 5.2.2.1-5. SST Observation Types.
Table 5.2.2.1-6. SST Observation Source Codes.
Table 5.2.2.2-1. Format of the Block Directory record.
Table 5.2.2.2-2. Format of Observation Data Record.
Table 5.2.2.2-3. Format of the Eight Day SST Observation Unit.
Table 5.2.3-1. Format of Monthly Mean Data Field.
Table 5.3.1-1. File Structure of the Mapped GAC (Polar Stereographic) tapes.
Table 5.3.1-2. Format of the Documentation record.
Table 5.3.1.1-1. General structure of the Polar Stereographic KLM Master Map cartridge.
Table 5.3.1.1-2. Format of documentation record for Polar Stereographic KLM Master Map data.
Table 5.3.2-1. File structure of Mapped GAC data (Mercator).
Table 5.3.2.1-1. General structure of the Mercator KLM Master Map cartridge.
Table 5.4.1.1-1. Record length for first three data arrays in the Old Monthly Heat Budget data.
Table 5.4.1.1-2. Documentation for the Polar Stereographic arrays.
Table 5.4.1.1-3. Documentation for the 2.5 x 2.5 degree Mercator arrays.
Table 5.4.1.2-1. Documentation for the Monthly Polar Stereographic arrays.
Table 5.4.1.2-2. Documentation in the Monthly 2.5 x 2.5 degree Mercator arrays.
Table 5.4.1.2-3. Blocking of data for the Monthly Radiation Budget.
Table 5.4.2-1. Documentation in the Seasonal Polar Stereographic arrays.
Table 5.4.2-2. Documentation in the Seasonal 144 x 72 Mercator arrays.
Table 5.4.2.1-1. Format of documentation for the 144 x 72 Mercator Arrays.5-79
Table 5.4.3.1-1. Format of documentation for the 144 x 72 Mercator Arrays.
Table 5.4.3.2.1-1. Documentation and data values for the poles for each array.
Table 5.4.3.2.2-1. Documentation in Polar Stereographic projection.

Table A-1. Subroutines IJTOLL and LLTOIJ argument list.

Table C-1. Field Station Header Record (ASCII).
Table C-2. Field Station Data Record.

Table D-1. Missing TIROS-N datasets between November 19 - December 20, 1979.
Table D-2. Times of noisy data between July 24-28, 1989.

Table K-1. Format of GAC data record before September 8, 1992.
Table K-2. Format of LAC/HRPT data record before September 8, 1992.
Table K-3. Format of quality indicators before September 8, 1994.
Table K-4. Format of Dataset Header Record before September 8, 1992.

Table L-1. Format of the AVHRR dataset header record between October 21, 1992 and November 15, 1994.
Table L-2. Format of the GAC data record between October 21, 1992 and November 15, 1994.
Table L-3. Format of the LAC/HRPT data records between October 21, 1992 and November 15, 1994.


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