Mapped Global Area Coverage (GAC) - Polar Stereographic
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Summary
Abstract: This dataset (along with Mapped GAC-Mercator) is the longest essentially continous and relatively homogeneous global product that has been produced from data collected by environmental satellites. The instruments were at first a vidicon camera system (visible data only) followed by an evolving series of scanning radiometers, including VHRR and AVHRR instruments. The MAPPED GAC data are mapped into ... View entire text

Purpose: To make a wide range of climatic data available to researchers and the public.

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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Dataset Title: Mapped Global Area Coverage (GAC) - Polar Stereographic
Dataset Release Date: Unknown
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1967-01-01
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 50 Km
Longitude Resolution: 50 Km
Horizontal Resolution Range: 50 km - < 100 km or approximately .5 degree - < 1 degree
Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA Parameter Definition
ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS Parameter Definition
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Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
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Personnel
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Phone: 828-271-4800
Fax: 828-271-4876
Email: ncdc.orders at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
151 Patton Avenue, Room 120
City: Asheville
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Country: USA
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-06-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-07-21
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