Abstract: Visible and infrared imagery from DMSP Operational Linescan System (OLS) instruments are used to monitor the global distribution of clouds and cloud top temperatures twice each day. The archive data set consists of low resolution global and high resolution regional, imagery recorded along a 3,000 km scan, satellite ephemeris and solar and lunar information.
OLS visible data record visible and near-Infrared emissions from the sun or the moon reflected off clouds and other features.
View Source Metadata document from the Metadata Manager and Repository (NMMR).
(Click for Interactive Map)
Data Set Citation
DOD/USAF/AFWA > Air Force Weather Agency, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Department of DefenseDOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce (comp)
Operational Linescan System (OLS) - Descending