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Name Template: PUB/MISSION/level2/wetPrf/YYYY.DDD/wetPrf_IIII.YYYY.DDD.HH.MM.GGG_SSSS.VVVV_nc

DDDDay of year
GGGGNSS id (G28 = GPS satellite 28)
HHHour
IIIIMission ID (CHAM, SACC, CO01-06, GPSM, etc)
LLLLEO number (1-6 for COSMIC)
MISSIONMission ID (eight characters or less--champ, champrt, sacc, sacctst, etc)
MMMinute
PUBBase directory for the pub hierarchy
SSSSSubtype (an ID which tells the command options used in generating this file)
VVVVVersion (an ID which tells the version of all codes using in generating thie file)
YYYYYear

An atmospheric occultation profile with moisture information included. Gridded analysis or short-term forecast is used to separate the pressure, temperature and moisture contributions to refractivity. This file is interpolated to 100 meter height levels.

Global Data


start_time

  • Description:Starting time for the occultation
  • Data Type: double(8)
  • Units: GPS seconds

stop_time

  • Description:Ending time for the occultation
  • Data Type: double(8)
  • Units: GPS seconds

fileStamp

  • Description:The complete ID for this occultation (IIII.YYYY.DDD.HH.MM.GGG).
  • Data Type: char

lat

  • Description:Latitude of perigee point at occultation point
  • Data Type: double(8)
  • Units: deg
  • Valid Range: -90, 90

lon

  • Description:Longitude of perigee point at occultation point
  • Data Type: double(8)
  • Units: deg
  • Valid Range: -180, 180

ancMet_type

  • Description:Six character CDAAC file type for the gridded data type used in moisture computation
  • Data Type: char(6)

fiducial_id

  • Description:Four character IGS abbreviation for the fiducial station used for double differencing
  • Data Type: char(4)

bad

  • Description:Badness flag. 1 = Profile flunked quality control, 0 = Profile passed QC
  • Data Type: int

errstr

  • Description:Error string. If bad = 1, contains the desription of the problem found, else contains the null string
  • Data Type: string

Profile Data


Pres

  • Description:pressure level
  • Data Type: float
  • Units: mb
  • Valid Range: 0, 1200
  • Missing Value: -999

Vp

  • Description:H2O vapor pressure
  • Data Type: float
  • Units: mb
  • Valid Range: 0, 60
  • Missing Value: -999

Temp

  • Description:temperature
  • Data Type: float
  • Units: C
  • Valid Range: -150, 100
  • Missing Value: -999

MSL_alt

  • Description:Mean Sea Level geometric height
  • Data Type: float
  • Units: km
  • Valid Range: -2, 120
  • Missing Value: -999

Lon

  • Description:longitude, -180 to 180 east
  • Data Type: float
  • Units: deg
  • Valid Range: -180, 180
  • Missing Value: -999

Lat

  • Description:latitude, -90 to 90 north
  • Data Type: float
  • Units: deg
  • Valid Range: -90, 90
  • Missing Value: -999

Ref

  • Description:Analyzed refractivity, consistent with Temp, Vp, and Pres
  • Data Type: float
  • Units: N
  • Valid Range: 0, 500
  • Missing Value: -999

Ref_obs

  • Description:Observed refractivity, interpolated from the atmPrf file
  • Data Type: float
  • Units: N
  • Valid Range: 0, 500
  • Missing Value: -999