CoastWatch Swath Files in HDF Format
Entry ID: gov.noaa.class.CW_SWATH

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Abstract: ABSTRACT: CoastWatch swath data derived from AVHRR is full pass swath projection data from different AVHRR receiving stations. The files contain multiple data variables stored using the HDF-4 Scientific Data Sets (SDS) model. The product contents are channel 1 albedo, channel 2 albedo, channel 3a albedo, channel 3 brightness temperature, channel 4 brightness temperature, channel 5 brightness ... View entire text

Purpose: PURPOSE: Products are intended for federal, state and local government environmental decision makers. Other uses include recreational boating, educators, resource managers and researchers.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 64.97   S: -19.27   E: 147.05   W: -157.87

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: CoastWatch Swath Files in HDF Format
Dataset Release Date: 2003-11-10
Dataset Release Place: Suitland, Maryland, U.S.A.
Dataset Publisher: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/CWP > CoastWatch Program, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2003-11-10
Data Resolution
Horizontal Resolution Range: 1 km - < 10 km or approximately .01 degree - < .09 degree
Quality ATTRIBUTE ACCURACY REPORT: SST values are accurate to within 0.8 degrees Celsius.

LOGICAL CONSISTENCY REPORT: NOAA CoastWatch performs validation of the data through buoy match-ups or other in situ measurements for adjusting processing algorithms as necessary.

COMPLETENESS REPORT: The HRPT swaths only cover the area of the earth that the particular downlink can cover in ... View entire text
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 Not intended for legal use.
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Data Center
Comprehensive Large Array-data Stewardship System, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:
Dataset ID: ______CW_SWATH ____

Data Center Personnel
Email: info at
Contact Address:
151 Patton Avenue
City: Asheville
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Country: USA
Distribution Format: HDF 4.2 r3 I
Fees: FTP is free. Optical disks = $25.00, magnetic tape = $100 + service and handling
Phone: 301-457-5120
Email: John.Sapper at
Contact Address:
E/SP, RM 1069, FB45200 Auth Road
City: Suitland
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20746
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-08-13
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-11-02
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