Global-merged IR Brightness Temperature
Entry ID: GES_DISC_MERG_V6

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Summary
Abstract: The Climate Prediction Center/NCEP/NWS is now making available via anonymous ftp (in
digital form) globally-merged (60N-60S) pixel-resolution IR brightness temperature
data (equivalent blackbody temps), merged from all available geostationary satellites
(GOES-8/10, METEOSAT-7/5 & GMS). The availability of data from METEOSAT-5, which is
located at 63E at the present time, ... View entire text
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Description: Globally-merged (60N-60S) pixel-resolution IR brightness temperature data (equivalent blackbody temps), merged from all available geostationary satellites (GOES-8/10, METEOSAT-7/5).
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 60.0   S: -60.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Climate Prediction Center/NCEP/NWS
Dataset Title: NCEP/CPC 4km Global (60N - 60S) IR Dataset
Version: 6
Online Resource: http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/global_precip/html/README

Dataset Originator/Creator: Janowiak, John E., Robert J. Joyce, Yelena Yarosh
Dataset Title: NCEP Global-merged IR Brightness Temperature
Dataset Release Place: Greenbelt, MD, USA
Dataset Publisher: Goddard Space Flight Center Distributed Active Archive Center (GSFC DAAC)
Version: 6
Online Resource: http://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/datacollection/GES_DISC_MERG_V6.shtml
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2000-02-07
Data Resolution
Horizontal Resolution Range: 1 km - < 10 km or approximately .01 degree - < .09 degree
Temporal Resolution: 30 min
Temporal Resolution Range: 1 minute - < 1 hour
Instrument
GOES-8 IMAGER
Use Constraints Please acknowledge:

This work is supported by funding from the NOAA Office of Global Programs
for the Global Precipitation Climatology Project (GPCP and by NASA via the
Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM).
Data Center
Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (formerly Goddard DAAC), Global Change Data Center, Earth Sciences Division, Science and Exploration Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/
Dataset ID: GES_DISC_MERG_V6

Data Center Personnel
Name: GES DISC HELP DESK SUPPORT GROUP
Phone: 301-614-5224
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: gsfc-help-disc at lists.nasa.gov
Contact Address:
Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center
Code 610.2
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 33 MB
Distribution Format: binary
Fees: None
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 301-405-0468
Email: johnj at essic.umd.edu
Contact Address:
Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites
University of Maryland
City: College Park
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20740-3823
Country: USA
Publications/References
Janowiak, John E., Robert J. Joyce, Yelena Yarosh, 2001: A Real–Time Global Half–Hourly Pixel–Resolution Infrared Dataset and Its Applications. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 82, 205–217.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-09-03
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-05-12
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