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TOVS PATHFINDER PRODUCTS

The following list of parameters from the TIROS Operational Vertical Sounder (TOVS) pathfinder products can guide user's in the selection of the most suitable dataset.

 

TOVS Path A Dataset Parameters

TOVS Path B Dataset Parameters


Path A: 3-D temperature structure

Temperature (TEMP), K

 

Data Set Temporal Resolution Horizontal Resolution Vertical Resolution Documentation Data Access
TEMP_MONTHLY (HDF4) Monthly 1° x 1° 12 pressure levels
TEMP_PENTAD (HDF4) 5 Days 1° x 1° 12 pressure levels
TEMP_DAILY (HDF4) Daily 1° x 1° 12 pressure levels
 

Course Layer Temperatures (CLTEMP), K

 

Data Set Temporal Resolution Horizontal Resolution Vertical Resolution Documentation Data Access
CLTEMP_MONTHLY (HDF4) Monthly 1° x 1° 4 pressure levels
CLTEMP_MONTHLY (binary) Monthly 1° x 1° 4 pressure levels
CLTEMP_PENTAD (HDF4) 5 Days 1° x 1° 4 pressure levels
CLTEMP_PENTAD (binary) 5 Days 1° x 1° 4 pressure levels
CLTEMP_DAILY (HDF4) Daily 1° x 1° 4 pressure levels
 

Path A: 3-D Moisture Structure

Precipitable water vapor (PRWAT), cm

 

Data Set Temporal Resolution Horizontal Resolution Vertical Resolution Documentation Data Access
PRWAT_MONTHLY (HDF4) Monthly 1° x 1° 5 pressure levels
PRWAT_MONTHLY (binary) Monthly 1° x 1° 5 pressure levels
PRWAT_PENTAD (HDF4) 5 Days 1° x 1° 5 pressure levels
PRWAT_PENTAD (binary) 5 Days 1° x 1° 5 pressure levels
PRWAT_DAILY (HDF4) Daily 1° x 1° 5 pressure levels
 

Specific Humidity (SPHUM), g/kg

 

Data Set Temporal Resolution Horizontal Resolution Vertical Resolution Documentation Data Access
SPHUM_MONTHLY (HDF4) Monthly 1° x 1° 5 pressure levels
SPHUM_PENTAD (HDF4) 5 Days 1° x 1° 5 pressure levels
SPHUM_DAILY (HDF4) Daily 1° x 1° 5 pressure levels
 

Path A: Physical Cloud Properties

Altitude Dependent Cloud Fraction (FCLDP), percent

 

Data Set Temporal Resolution Horizontal Resolution Vertical Resolution Documentation Data Access
FCLDP_MONTHLY (HDF4) Monthly 1° x 1° 7 pressure levels
FCLDP_MONTHLY (binary) Monthly 1° x 1° 7 pressure levels
FCLDP_PENTAD (HDF4) 5 Days 1° x 1° 7 pressure levels
FCLDP_PENTAD (binary) 5 Days 1° x 1° 7 pressure levels
FCLDP_DAILY (HDF4) Daily 1° x 1° 7 pressure levels
 

Total Effective Cloud Fraction (FCLD), percent

 

Data Set Temporal Resolution Horizontal Resolution Vertical Resolution Documentation Data Access
FCLD_MONTHLY (HDF4) Monthly 1° x 1° 1 pressure level
FCLD_MONTHLY (binary) Monthly 1° x 1° 1 pressure level
FCLD_PENTAD (HDF4) 5 Days 1° x 1° 1 pressure level
FCLD_PENTAD (binary) 5 Days 1° x 1° 1 pressure level
FCLD_DAILY (HDF4) Daily 1° x 1° 1 pressure level
 

Cloud Top Pressure (PCLD), mb

 

Data Set Temporal Resolution Horizontal Resolution Vertical Resolution Documentation Data Access
PCLD_MONTHLY (HDF4) Monthly 1° x 1° 1 pressure level
PCLD_MONTHLY (binary) Monthly 1° x 1° 1 pressure level
PCLD_PENTAD (HDF4) 5 Days 1° x 1° 1 pressure level
PCLD_PENTAD (binary) 5 Days 1° x 1° 1 pressure level
PCLD_DAILY (HDF4) Daily 1° x 1° 1 pressure level
 

Cloud Top Temperature (TCLD), K

 

Data Set Temporal Resolution Horizontal Resolution Vertical Resolution Documentation Data Access
TCLD_MONTHLY (HDF4) Monthly 1° x 1° 1 pressure level
TCLD_MONTHLY (binary) Monthly 1° x 1° 1 pressure level
TCLD_PENTAD (HDF4) 5 Days 1° x 1° 1 pressure level
TCLD_PENTAD (binary) 5 Days 1° x 1° 1 pressure level
TCLD_DAILY (HDF4) Daily 1° x 1° 1 pressure level
 

Path A: Surface Properties

Surface Skin Temperature (TSURF), K

 

Data Set Temporal Resolution Horizontal Resolution Vertical Resolution Documentation Data Access
TSURF_MONTHLY (HDF4) Monthly 1° x 1° Surface
TSURF_MONTHLY (binary) Monthly 1° x 1° Surface
TSURF_PENTAD (HDF4) 5 Days 1° x 1° Surface
TSURF_PENTAD (binary) 5 Days 1° x 1° Surface
TSURF_DAILY (HDF4) Daily 1° x 1° Surface
 

Forecast Surface Air Pressure (PSURF), mb

 

Data Set Temporal Resolution Horizontal Resolution Vertical Resolution Documentation Data Access
PSURF_MONTHLY (HDF4) Monthly 1° x 1° Surface
PSURF_MONTHLY (binary) Monthly 1° x 1° Surface
PSURF_PENTAD (HDF4) 5 Days 1° x 1° Surface
PSURF_PENTAD (binary) 5 Days 1° x 1° Surface
PSURF_DAILY (HDF4) Daily 1° x 1° Surface
  

Path A: Radiation Budget

Outgoing Longwave Radiation (OLR), W m-2

 

Data Set Temporal Resolution Horizontal Resolution Vertical Resolution Documentation Data Access
OLR_MONTHLY (HDF4) Monthly 1° x 1° Top of atmosphere
OLR_MONTHLY (binary) Monthly 1° x 1° Top of atmosphere
OLR_PENTAD (HDF4) 5 Days 1° x 1° Top of atmosphere
OLR_PENTAD (binary) 5 Days 1° x 1° Top of atmosphere
OLR_DAILY (HDF4) Daily 1° x 1° Top of atmosphere
 

Longwave Cloud Radiative Forcing (LCRF), W m-2

 

Data Set Temporal Resolution Horizontal Resolution Vertical Resolution Documentation Data Access
LCRF_MONTHLY (HDF4) Monthly 1° x 1° Top of atmosphere
LCRF_MONTHLY (binary) Monthly 1° x 1° Top of atmosphere
LCRF_PENTAD (HDF4) 5 Days 1° x 1° Top of atmosphere
LCRF_PENTAD (binary) 5 Days 1° x 1° Top of atmosphere
LCRF_DAILY (HDF4) Daily 1° x 1° Top of atmosphere
 

Path A: Precipitation Estimate

Precipitation Estimate (PRECIP), mm/day

 

Data Set Temporal Resolution Horizontal Resolution Vertical Resolution Documentation Data Access
PRECIP_MONTHLY (HDF4) Monthly 1° x 1° Surface
PRECIP_MONTHLY (binary) Monthly 1° x 1° Surface
PRECIP_PENTAD (HDF4) 5 Days 1° x 1° Surface
PRECIP_PENTAD (binary) 5 Days 1° x 1° Surface
PRECIP_DAILY (HDF4) Daily 1° x 1° Surface
 

Path B: 3-D Temperature Structure

Course Layer Temperatures (CLTEMP), K

 

Data Set Temporal Resolution Horizontal Resolution Vertical Resolution Documentation Data Access
CLTEMP_MONTHLY (HDF4) Monthly 1° x 1° 4 pressure layers
CLTEMP_PENTAD (HDF4) 5 Days 1° x 1° 4 pressure layers
CLTEMP_DAILY (HDF4) Daily 1° x 1° 4 pressure layers
 

Mean Layer Temperatures (MTEMP), K

 

Data Set Temporal Resolution Horizontal Resolution Vertical Resolution Documentation Data Access
MTEMP_MONTHLY (HDF4) Monthly 1° x 1° 9 pressure layers
MTEMP_PENTAD (HDF4) 5 Days 1° x 1° 9 pressure layers
MTEMP_DAILY (HDF4) Daily 1° x 1° 9 pressure layers
 

Mean Layer Virtual Temperatures (VTEMP), K

 

Data Set Temporal Resolution Horizontal Resolution Vertical Resolution Documentation Data Access
VTEMP_MONTHLY (HDF4) Monthly 1° x 1° 9 pressure layers
VTEMP_PENTAD (HDF4) 5 Days 1° x 1° 9 pressure layers
VTEMP_DAILY (HDF4) Daily 1° x 1° 9 pressure layers
 

Path B: 3-D Moisture Structure

Precipitable Water Vapor (PRWAT), cm

 

Data Set Temporal Resolution Horizontal Resolution Vertical Resolution Documentation Data Access
PRWAT_MONTHLY (HDF4) Monthly 1° x 1° 5 pressure layers
PRWAT_PENTAD (HDF4) 5 Days 1° x 1° 5 pressure layers
PRWAT_DAILY (HDF4) Daily 1° x 1° 5 pressure layers
 

Path B: Physical Cloud Properties

Altitude Dependent Cloud fraction (FCLDP), percent

 

Data Set Temporal Resolution Horizontal Resolution Vertical Resolution Documentation Data Access
FCLDP_MONTHLY (HDF4) Monthly 1° x 1° 7 pressure layers
FCLDP_PENTAD (HDF4) 5 Days 1° x 1° 7 pressure layers
FCLDP_DAILY (HDF4) Daily 1° x 1° 7 pressure layers
 

Total Effective Cloud Fraction (FCLD), percent

 

Data Set Temporal Resolution Horizontal Resolution Vertical Resolution Documentation Data Access
FCLD_MONTHLY (HDF4) Monthly 1° x 1° 1 pressure level
FCLD_PENTAD (HDF4) 5 Days 1° x 1° 1 pressure level
FCLD_DAILY (HDF4) Daily 1° x 1° 1 pressure level
 

Cloud Top Pressure (PCLD), mb

 

Data Set Temporal Resolution Horizontal Resolution Vertical Resolution Documentation Data Access
PCLD_MONTHLY (HDF4) Monthly 1° x 1° 1 pressure level
PCLD_PENTAD (HDF4) 5 Days 1° x 1° 1 pressure level
PCLD_DAILY (HDF4) Daily 1° x 1° 1 pressure level
 

Cloud Top Temperature (TCLD), K

 

Data Set Temporal Resolution Horizontal Resolution Vertical Resolution Documentation Data Access
TCLD_MONTHLY (HDF4) Monthly 1° x 1° 1 pressure level
TCLD_PENTAD (HDF4) 5 Days 1° x 1° 1 pressure level
TCLD_DAILY (HDF4) Daily 1° x 1° 1 pressure level
 

Path B: Surface Properties

Surface Skin Temperature (TSURF), K

 

Data Set Temporal Resolution Horizontal Resolution Vertical Resolution Documentation Data Access
TSURF_MONTHLY (HDF4) Monthly 1° x 1° Surface
TSURF_PENTAD (HDF4) 5 Days 1° x 1° Surface
TSURF_DAILY (HDF4) Daily 1° x 1° Surface
 

50 GHz Surface Emissivity (EMISS), percent

 

Data Set Temporal Resolution Horizontal Resolution Vertical Resolution Documentation Data Access
EMISS_MONTHLY (HDF4) Monthly 1° x 1° Surface
EMISS_PENTAD (HDF4) 5 Days 1° x 1° Surface
EMISS_DAILY (HDF4) Daily 1° x 1° Surface
 

Path B: Other Variables

Air Mass Class Used During Processing (AIRMASS)

 

Data Set Temporal Resolution Horizontal Resolution Vertical Resolution Documentation Data Access
AIRMASS_MONTHLY (HDF4) Monthly 1° x 1° Surface
AIRMASS_PENTAD (HDF4) 5 Days 1° x 1° Surface
AIRMASS_DAILY (HDF4) Daily 1° x 1° Surface
 
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