GOES Satellite Data - Imager
Entry ID: gov.noaa.class.GVAR_IMG

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Summary
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 ... View entire text

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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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 80.0   S: -80.0   E: -5.0   W: -180.0

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 data
Online Resource: http://www.class.noaa.gov/nsaa/products/search?sub_id=0&datatype_fa...
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1994-08-31
Data Resolution
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 LOGICAL CONSISTENCY REPORT: IPD/NESDIS sends XML files to CLASS containing details of bad/missing scanlines by band.

COMPLETENESS REPORT: When the GOES spacecraft enters and leaves the Earth's shadow the Imager and Sounder are idle prior to and following eclipse. For more information go to URL: http://www.oso.noaa.gov/goes/koz-eclipse/koz-eclipse.htm.

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Access Constraints ACCESS CONSTRAINTS: None

DISTRIBUTION LIABILITY: Disclaimer - While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of the current state of the art, NOAA 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. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.
Use Constraints None
Data Set Progress
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Data Center
Comprehensive Large Array-data Stewardship System, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.class.noaa.gov/
Dataset ID: ______GVAR_IMG ____

Data Center Personnel
Name: NOAA'S CLASS HELP DESK
Email: info at class.noaa.gov
Contact Address:
151 Patton Avenue
City: Asheville
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Format: AREA - McIDAS
Fees: FTP is free. Optical disks = $25.00, magnetic tape = $100 + service and handling
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Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (828) 271-4850 ext. 3183
Fax: (828) 271-4328
Email: NCDC.satorder at noaa.gov
Email: Axel.Graumann at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
151 Patton Avenue, Room 120
City: Asheville
Province or State: North Carolina
Postal Code: 28801-5001
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-08-17
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-11-03
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