[Location: Location_Category='GEOGRAPHIC REGION', Location_Type='WESTERN HEMISPHERE']
GOES Satellite Data - ImagerEntry ID: gov.noaa.class.GVAR_IMG
Abstract: ABSTRACT: The GOES Imager is a five-channel (one visible, four infrared) imaging radiometer designed to sense radiant and solar reflected energy from sampled areas of the earth. GVAR is the data transmission format used to broadcast environmental data measured by the independent GOES Imager and Sounder instruments, beginning with GOES-8 launched in 1994. Data distribution formats available are ... raw, AREA, NetCDF, GIF, and JPEG.
CURRENTNESS REFERENCE: ground condition
SPATIAL DATA ORGANIZATION INFORMATION
Direct Spatial Reference: Raster
Raster Object Type: Pixel
Electronic download (FTP) of the data is free. There is a fee for copies of data on physical media. Optical disks are $25.00 per unit and magnetic tape is $100 per unit. Price does not include additional service and handling costs.
Purpose: PURPOSE: To monitor the atmosphere for severe weather development such as tornadoes, flash floods, hailstorms, and hurricanes. When these conditions develop, the GOES satellites can track storms on a minute-to-minute basis.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/OSDPD/IPD > Information Processing Division, Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Dataset Title: GOES Satellite Data - Imager
Dataset Release Date: 1994-08-31
Data Presentation Form: raster digital dataOnline Resource: http://www.class.noaa.gov/nsaa/products/search?sub_id=0&datatype_fa...
Start Date: 1994-08-31
Latitude Resolution: 0.09 Decimal degrees
Longitude Resolution: 0.09 Decimal degrees
Horizontal Resolution Range: 10 km - < 50 km or approximately .09 degree - < .5 degree
Quality See data report.
Access Constraints Data stored as column formatted ascii data, and matlab format; data report is MS WORD 2000 document.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License
Must be cited properly
Data Set Progress
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +61 3 6226 7651
Fax: +61 3 6226 2973
Email: Mark.Rosenberg at aad.gov.au
ACE CRC, c/- University of Tasmania Private Bag 80
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7001
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1999-10-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2008-04-10
Future DIF Review Date: 1999-10-07