Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) Web Subsetting Tool
Entry ID: 01-avhrr_subsetting_tool-00
Abstract: The Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) is a broad-band, four or
five channel (depending on the model) scanner, sensing in the visible,
near-infrared, and thermal infrared portions of the electromagnetic spectrum.
This sensor is carried on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's
(NOAA's) Polar Orbiting Environmental Satellites (POES), beginning with TIROS-N
... The AVHRR Product generator is an application designed to improve the process
of requesting and receiving data from a database of L1B images. The process
involves four easy steps: temporal search, profile creation/search, product
request, and retrieval of the finished product. The database of L1B images now
contains AVHRR data for the West Coast of North America from June 1999 to
present. Earlier AVHRR data back to October 1993 can be retrieved upon request
Anyone with access to the web can use a web browser to search the metadata and
request a spatial and/or spectral subset of an image. The image is then
delivered to the user in the requested format via an email message that
includes a universal resource locator (URL), or Web address, from which the
image can be viewed and/or downloaded.
ISO Topic Category
Quality The AVHRR sensor provides global (pole to pole) on board
collection of data from all spectral channels. Each pass of the
satellite provides a 2399 km wide swath. The satellite orbits the
Earth 14 times each day from 833 km above its surface.
Use Constraints Note: you must have cookies enabled on your browser for the AVHRR Web
Tool to work properly.
Kidwell, Katherine B., comp. and ed., 1995, NOAA Polar Orbiter Data
(TIROS-N, NOAA-6, NOAA-7, NOAA-8, NOAA-9, NOAA-10, NOAA-11, NOAA-12,
and NOAA-14) Users Guide: Washington, D.C., NOAA/NESDIS.
Kidwell, Katherine B., comp. and ed., 1994. Global Vegetation Index
Users Guide: Washington, D.C., NOAA/NESDIS.
Hastings, David A., and William J. Emery, 1992. The Advanced Very High
Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR): A Brief Reference
Guide. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, vol. 58, No. 8,
August 1992, pp. 1183-1188.
Creation and Review Dates