NOAA JPSS Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS) Temperature Data Record (TDR) from IDPS

JPSS-ATMS-TDR

browse graphicExample of a global coverage image of Suomi-NPP ATMS TDR channel 1. Courtesy of JPSS LTM system.
The Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS) is a 22 channel microwave sounder on board the Suomi NPP and NOAA-20 satellites that provides continuous cross-track scanning in a 824 kilometer (km) sun-synchronous orbit. This operational data set provides a temperature data record (TDR) derived from the ATMS Raw Data Record (RDR). In combination with CrIS, a hyperspectral infrared sounder, ATMS will provide temperature and humidity profile information of sufficient accuracy, even in the presence of many cloud types, to improve further the presently respectable accuracy of operational numerical weather prediction models. ATMS should also extend the time series data on mean global upper air temperatures that began with its predecessor instrument, MSU, over twenty years ago. It will also yield global precipitation-rate retrievals for rain and snow with ~15-km resolution near nadir when combined with CrIS and 35-km resolution stand alone. By default, ATMS TDR data obtained from the Comprehensive Large Array-Data Stewardship System (CLASS) are distributed as aggregated files of four 86-second granules in HDF5 file format with metadata attributes.
  • Cite this dataset when used as a source: Weng, Fuzhong, Sun, Ninghai, Qiu, Shuang, and NOAA JPSS Program Office (2011): NOAA JPSS Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS) Temperature Data Record (TDR) from IDPS. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. [access date].
  • gov.noaa.ncdc:C01426
  • gov.noaa.class:ATMS_TDR
  • JPSS Product ID:TATMS
Download Data
  • NOAA CLASS FTP Server (download)
    Access and download data tar files by date and product for the previous 85 days. The directory structure is as follows, date(yyyymmdd)->instrument family->product.
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Distribution Formats
  • HDF (Version: 5)
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Time Period 2011-12-10 to Present (time interval: 12-hour)
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
Associated Resources
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2011-12-10
Edition Validated
Data Presentation Form Digital image
Dataset Progress Status Ongoing - data is continually being updated
Data Update Frequency Continual
Purpose Types of data products that could be derived from the SDR: Brightness temp, surface temp, rain rate, sea ice snow cover, TPW, IWP, CLW, and emissivity products.
Use Limitations
  • For a complete list of limitations see the Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document (ATBD).
Dataset Citation
  • Cite this dataset when used as a source: Weng, Fuzhong, Sun, Ninghai, Qiu, Shuang, and NOAA JPSS Program Office (2011): NOAA JPSS Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS) Temperature Data Record (TDR) from IDPS. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. [access date].
Cited Authors
  • Weng, Fuzhong
    DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/STAR > Center for Satellite Applications and Research, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Sun, Ninghai
    DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/STAR > Center for Satellite Applications and Research, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Qiu, Shuang
    DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/OSPO > Office of Satellite and Product Operations, Center for Satellite Applications and Research, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • NOAA JPSS Program Office
Originators
  • NOAA JPSS Program Office
Principal Investigators
  • Weng, Fuzhong
    DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/STAR > Center for Satellite Applications and Research, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Sun, Ninghai
    DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/STAR > Center for Satellite Applications and Research, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Qiu, Shuang
    DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/OSPO > Office of Satellite and Product Operations, Center for Satellite Applications and Research, 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 > Spectral/engineering > Microwave > Microwave Radiance
Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) Essential Climate Variables (ECVs)
  • Atmospheric - Surface - Air Temperature
  • Atmospheric - Upper-air - Upper-air Temperature
  • Atmospheric - Upper-air - Upper-air Water Vapour
  • Atmospheric - Surface - Air Pressure
Keyword Thesaurus Title
  • Tdr > Temperature Data Record
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/STAR > Center for Satellite Applications and Research, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/OSPO > Office of Satellite and Product Operations, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Platform keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
  • SUOMI-NPP > Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership
  • Earth Observation Satellites > Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) > NOAA-20 > Joint Polar Satellite System - 1
Instrument keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • 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
  • JPSS > Joint Polar Satellite System
Data Resolution keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Horizontal Data Resolution Keywords
  • 10 km - < 50 km or approximately .09 degree - < .5 degree
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Vertical Data Resolution Keywords
  • > 1 km
Stratum keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Vertical Location > Troposphere
  • Vertical Location > Stratosphere
  • Vertical Location > Boundary Layer
Use Constraints
  • Cite this dataset when used as a source: Weng, Fuzhong, Sun, Ninghai, Qiu, Shuang, and NOAA JPSS Program Office (2011): NOAA JPSS Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS) Temperature Data Record (TDR) from IDPS. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. [access date].
  • NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NCEI makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. 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 JPSS Interface Data Processing Segment (IDPS) 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.
  • 2012-01-13T00:00:00 - The S-NPP ATMS TDR algorithm reached Beta maturity status.
  • 2012-10-23T00:00:00 - The S-NPP ATMS TDR algorithm reached Provisional maturity status.
  • 2013-12-18T00:00:00 - The S-NPP ATMS TDR algorithm reached Validated maturity status.
  • 2017-12-08T00:00:00 - The NOAA-20 ATMS TDR algorithm reached Beta maturity status.
  • 2018-01-23T00:00:00 - The NOAA-20 ATMS TDR algorithm reached Provisional maturity status.
  • The NOAA-20 ATMS TDR algorithm reached Validated maturity status.
Processing Documents
Source Datasets
  • NOAA JPSS S-NPP Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS) Raw Data Record (RDR)
    • Resource page for ATMS-RDR
      Source dataset landing page with general information and access links for the dataset.
    • Description of Source: ATMS Raw Data Record (RDR)
    • 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: 2018-05-04
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