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WEATHER_Total-Precipitable-Water

WEATHER_Total-Precipitable-Water

Contains Vertical Structure Information

Project Title: 
NVAP-M
Discipline: 
Instrument: 
SSM/I intercalibrated radiances
TOVS (HIRS) clear sky radiances
Radiosonde
GPS (after 1995)
AIRS Level 2 TPW and Layered PW
Spatial Coverage: 

(-90, 90)(-180,180)

Spatial Resolution: 

0.5°

Temporal Coverage: 

1988 - 2009

Temporal Resolution: 

6-hourly (4 times a day)

File Format: 
NETCDF

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DOI: 

10.5067/NVAP-M/NVAP_WEATHER_Total-Precipitable-Water_L3.001
(See below for Data Citation)

Precipitable Water

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To cite the data in publications:
NVAP Science Team, NVAP-M Data, Hampton, VA, USA: NASA Atmospheric Science Data Center (ASDC), Accessed <author citing data inserts date here> at doi: 10.5067/NVAP-M/NVAP_WEATHER_Total-Precipitable-Water_L3.001