NUCAPS: NOAA Unique Combined Atmospheric Processing System Environmental Data Record (EDR) Products

NUCAPS-EDR-NDE

browse graphicNUCAPS EDR of temperature (K) at 1014 MB (sea level). Image courtesy of NOAA OSPO.
This dataset consists of numerous retrieved estimates of hydrological variables and trace gases as Environmental Data Record (EDR) products from the NOAA Unique Combined Atmospheric Processing System (NUCAPS). NUCAPS was developed by the NOAA/NESDIS Center for Satellite Application and Research (STAR) and is produced operationally at the NOAA/NESDIS Office of Satellite and Product Operations (OSPO). The Cross-track Infrared Sounder (CrIS) onboard the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (S-NPP) satellite is a Fourier transform spectrometer with a total of 1,305 spectral channels covering the longwave IR (9.14 - 15.38 um), midwave IR (5.71 - 8.26 um) and shortwave IR (3.92 - 4.64 um) wavelengths. The Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS) also onboard the S-NPP satellite is a cross-track scanner with 22 channels in spectral bands from 23 GHz through 183 GHz. The full spectrum NUCAPS Cloud-Cleared Radiances (CCRs) are used to retrieve the EDR products. The EDR or Standard Product consists of retrieved estimates of hydrological variables including temperature, water vapor, cloud fraction and cloud top pressure, along with trace gas retrievals including ozone (O3), methane (CH4), carbon monoxide (CO), carbon dioxide (CO2), sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen dioxide (N2O), and nitric acid (HNO3), and a flag indicating the presence of dust and volcano emission. The vertical sampling of each retrieved atmospheric profile variable consists of 100 points total between 1100 mb and 0.016 mb. Intermediate solutions from the microwave-only step and the regression first guess are also part of the delivered standard output. Each product file encompasses one 32-second granule of data, corresponding to 4 scan lines of CrIS/ATMS data. The products are distributed in netCDF-4 file format with metadata attributes included.
  • Cite this dataset when used as a source: Liu, Quanhua, Wolf, Walter, Reale, Tony, Sharma, Awdhesh, and NOAA JPSS Program Office (2014). NUCAPS: NOAA Unique Combined Atmospheric Processing System Environmental Data Record (EDR) Products. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V52F7KG5. [access date].
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Distribution Formats
  • NetCDF (Version: 4)
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Coverage Description
Time Period 2014-04-07 to Present
Spatial Reference System urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::4326
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 90.0
S: -90.0
E: 180.0
W: -180.0
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Processing Documents
  • JPSS STAR Science Documents
  • OSPO NUCAPS Documentation
Associated Resources
  • NUCAPS: NOAA Unique Combined Atmospheric Processing System Cloud-Cleared Radiances
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2014-04-07
Edition Version 1.0
Data Presentation Form Digital image
Dataset Progress Status Ongoing - data is continually being updated
Data Update Frequency Continual
Purpose This dataset provides high quality measurements of hydrological variables and trace gases from CrIS and ATMS.
Use Limitations
  • For a complete description of use limitations for this dataset, refer to the Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document.
Dataset Citation
  • Cite this dataset when used as a source: Liu, Quanhua, Wolf, Walter, Reale, Tony, Sharma, Awdhesh, and NOAA JPSS Program Office (2014). NUCAPS: NOAA Unique Combined Atmospheric Processing System Environmental Data Record (EDR) Products. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V52F7KG5. [access date].
Cited Authors
  • Wolf, Walter
    DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/STAR > Center for Satellite Applications and Research, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Liu, Mark
    DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/STAR > Center for Satellite Applications and Research, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Reale, Tony
    DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/STAR > Center for Satellite Applications and Research, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Sharma, Awdhesh
    DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/OSPO > Office of Satellite and Product Operations, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • NOAA JPSS Program Office
Originators
  • NOAA JPSS Program Office
Principal Investigators
  • Wolf, Walter
    DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/STAR > Center for Satellite Applications and Research, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Liu, Mark
    DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/STAR > Center for Satellite Applications and Research, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Reale, Tony
    DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/STAR > Center for Satellite Applications and Research, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Sharma, Awdhesh
    DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/OSPO > Office of Satellite and Product Operations, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Publishers
  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
Theme keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Chemistry > Carbon And Hydrocarbon Compounds > Carbon Dioxide
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Chemistry > Carbon And Hydrocarbon Compounds > Carbon Monoxide
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Chemistry > Carbon And Hydrocarbon Compounds > Methane
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Chemistry > Nitrogen Compounds > Nitrogen Dioxide
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Chemistry > Nitrogen Compounds > Nitric Acid
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Chemistry > Oxygen Compounds > Ozone
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Chemistry > Sulfur Compounds > Sulfur Dioxide
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Temperature > Upper Air Temperature
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Water Vapor > Water Vapor Profile
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Clouds > Cloud Properties > Cloud Fraction
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Clouds > Cloud Properties > Cloud Top Pressure
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/OSPO > Office of Satellite and Product Operations, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/STAR > Center for Satellite Applications and Research, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Platform keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
  • SUOMI-NPP > Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership
Instrument keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • CrIS > Cross-track Infrared Sounder
  • ATMS > Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder
Place keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Geographic Region > Global
Project keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
  • NOAA OneStop Project
  • NDE > NESDIS Data Exploitation
  • gov.noaa.class:JPSS_SND
Use Constraints
  • Cite this dataset when used as a source: Liu, Quanhua, Wolf, Walter, Reale, Tony, Sharma, Awdhesh, and NOAA JPSS Program Office (2014). NUCAPS: NOAA Unique Combined Atmospheric Processing System Environmental Data Record (EDR) Products. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V52F7KG5. [access date].
  • Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
Access Constraints
  • Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives.
Fees
  • In most cases, electronic downloads of the data are free, however fees may apply for data certifications, copies of analog materials, and data distribution on physical media.
Lineage information for: dataset
Lineage Statement These data were produced by the NOAA JPSS Program Office at the Office of Satellite and product Operations (OSPO) and are archived at the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI).
Processor
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/STAR > Center for Satellite Applications and Research, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Processing Steps
  • For a complete description of the processing steps, see the Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document and Data Flow Diagram.
  • 2012-08-08T00:00:00Z - The NUCAPS Atmospheric Vertical Temperature and Moisture Profiles product algorithm reached Beta maturity status
  • 2013-01-18T00:00:00Z - The NUCAPS Atmospheric Vertical Temperature and Moisture Profiles product algorithm reached Provisional maturity status
  • 2014-09-03T00:00:00Z - The NUCAPS Atmospheric Vertical Temperature and Moisture Profiles product algorithm reached Validated Stage 1 maturity status
Processing Documents
    • JPSS STAR Science Documents
Source Datasets
  • NOAA JPSS Cross-track Infrared Sounder (CrIS) Science Sensor Data Record (SDR) from IDPS
    • NCEI landing page for JPSS-CrIS-SDR
      Source dataset landing page with general information and access links for the dataset.
    • Description of Source: Sensor Data Record (SDR)
    • Temporal extent used: 2012-04-19 to Present
    • Spatial extent used: N:90 S:-90 E:180 W:-180
  • NOAA JPSS Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder Sensor (ATMS) Sensor Data Record (SDR) from IDPS
    • NCEI landing page for JPSS-ATMS-SDR
      Source dataset landing page with general information and access links for the dataset.
    • Description of Source: Sensor Data Record (SDR)
    • Temporal extent used: 2012-04-19 to Present
    • Spatial extent used: N:90 S:-90 E:180 W:-180
  • NOAA JPSS Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS) Temperature Data Record (TDR) from IDPS
    • NCEI landing page for JPSS-ATMS-TDR
      Source dataset landing page with general information and access links for the dataset.
    • Description of Source: Temperature Data Record (TDR)
    • Temporal extent used: 2011-12-10 to Present
    • Spatial extent used: N:90 S:-90 E:180 W:-180
Lineage information for: repository
Processing Steps
  • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
Last Modified: 2018-05-25
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