GOES Satellite Data - Sounder
Entry ID: gov.noaa.class.GVAR_SND

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Abstract: ABSTRACT: The GOES Sounder measures emitted radiation in 18 thermal infrared bands that are sensitive to temperature, moisture, and ozone, and reflected solar radiation in one visible band. The "footprint" or spatial resolution of the Earth sampling is 8 km with 13 bit data transmitted to the GOES receiving facilities. The Sounder data for one sounding has been extracted out of the GVAR data ... View entire text

Purpose: PURPOSE: GOES Sounder data is used to improve and enhance model forecasts and to better assess regional and local severe weather.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 53.0   S: 6.0   E: -64.0   W: -178.0

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 - Sounder
Dataset Release Date: 1994-08-31
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 missions 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.
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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_SND ____

Data Center Personnel
Email: info at class.noaa.gov
Contact Address:
151 Patton Avenue
City: Asheville
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Country: USA
Distribution Format: AREA - McIDAS
Fees: FTP is free. Optical disks = $25.00, magnetic tape = $100 + service and handling
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Phone: +1 828-271-4800
Fax: +1 828-271-4876
Email: ncdc.orders at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
Federal Building, Room 468
151 Patton Avenue
City: Asheville
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-08-14
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-11-04
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