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Antarctic Composite Images
Entry ID: SSEC-AMRC-ANT-COMP

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Summary
Abstract: The Antarctic composite satellite image is a mosaic of geostationary and polar orbiting satellite data in the infrared window channel (approximately 11.0 microns) centered over the South Pole and covering much of the Southern Hemisphere. The Antarctic Meteorological Research Center (AMRC) has built these composites every three hours (0, 3, 6, etc. Universal Time Coordinated (UTC)) since 30 October 1992, and eventually hourly starting in 2009. The composite has a nominal resolution of 10 kilometers (as of 2014 4km) and the data is combined into a Polar Stereographic projection. The composites are made in 5 difference channels (infrared, water vapor, visible, shortwave, and longwave). The orientation of the composites is deliberately choosen in support of the United States Antarctic Program forecasting operations between New Zealand and Ross Island Antarctica. Thus, Grid North is not the orientation of the composites. The composite is generated at the AMRC offices at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Space Science and Engineering Center and is distributed to McMurdo Station, Antarctica. It is also available on the Internet. Archived composites are available upon request to the AMRC at http://www.ssec.wisc.edu/contact-form/index.php?name=AMRC. The data is available in the following data formats: McIDAS AREA, netCDF, ASCII or binary "flat" files and the following picture formats: GIF, JPG, PPM, BMP, JPG, PS, CPS (Others possible including TIF, etc.).

Related URL
Link: GET DATA
Description: Access Antarctic Composite Images.


Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: Access all real-time datasets


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: NSF Award #1535632 Abstract


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: NSF Award #1141908 Abstract


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: NSF Award #0537827 Abstract


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: NSF Award #0838834 Abstract


Geographic Coverage
 N: -40.0 S: -90.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1992-10-30


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN


Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 4 km
Longitude Resolution: 4 km


Science Keywords
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >INFRARED WAVELENGTHS >INFRARED IMAGERY    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS >VISIBLE IMAGERY    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
OCEANS


Platform
NOAA POES >NOAA Polar Orbiting Environmental Satellites    [Information]
SATELLITES    [Information]


Instrument
AVHRR >Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer    [Information]
GOES I-M IMAGER    [Information]
OLS >Operational Linescan System    [Information]
VISSR >Visible and Infrared Spin Scan Radiometer    [Information]


Project
NSF/PLR >Division of Polar Programs, National Science Foundation    [Information]


Access Constraints
None


Use Constraints
None - the only request is that the Antarctic Meteorological Research Center (AMRC), Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison be given credit as the source of the data with the following:

"The authors appreciate the support of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Antarctic Meteorological Research Center for the data set, data display, & information, NSF grant number ANT-1141908."

Or if space doesn't allow:

"AMRC,SSEC, UW-Madison"


Keywords
ANTARCTIC
INFRARED COMPOSITE SATELLITE IMAGES
VISIBLE COMPOSITE SATELLITE IMAGES
WATER VAPOR COMPOSITE SATELLITE IMAGES
SHORTWAVE COMPOSITE SATELLITE IMAGES
LONGWAVE COMPOSITE SATELLITE IMAGES


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Originating Center
Antarctic Meteorological Research Center


Data Center
Antarctic Meteorological Research Center, Space Science and Engineering Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://amrc.ssec.wisc.edu/

Data Center Personnel
Name: MATTHEW A. LAZZARA
Phone: (608) 262-0436
Fax: (608) 263-6738
Email: amrc at ssec.wisc.edu
Email: mattl at ssec.wisc.edu
Contact Address:
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Antarctic Meteorological Research Center
Space Science and Engineering Center
901 Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Science Building
1225 West Dayton Street
City: Madison
Province or State: WI
Postal Code: 53706
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Media: FTP
Distribution_Size: Various
Distribution_Format: McIDAS AREA, netCDF, ASCII or binary "flat" files
Fees: Free

Distribution_Media: CD-ROM
Distribution_Size: Various
Distribution_Format: McIDAS AREA, netCDF, ASCII or binary "flat" files
Fees: Free


Personnel
MATTHEW A. LAZZARA
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: (608) 262-0436
Fax: (608) 263-6738
Email: amrc at ssec.wisc.edu
Email: mattl at ssec.wisc.edu
Contact Address:
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Antarctic Meteorological Research Center
Space Science and Engineering Center
901 Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Science Building
1225 West Dayton Street
City: Madison
Province or State: WI
Postal Code: 53706
Country: USA


CAROL A COSTANZA
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: carol.costanza at ssec.wisc.edu
Contact Address:
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Space Science and Engineering Center
Antarctic Meteorological Research Center
947 Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Science Building
1225 West Dayton Street
City: Madison
Province or State: WI
Postal Code: 53706
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-10-12
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27



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