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Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer AVHRR-GAC
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Summary
Abstract: The Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) instrument was flown on the first and subsequent TIROS-N series of polar orbiting spacecraft beginning in October of 1978. The satellite orbits the earth about 14 times each day and consecutive equatorial crossings are separated by about 25 degrees of longitude. The AVHRR generates data in three different modes, and data from each mode is ... 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: Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer AVHRR-GAC
Dataset Release Date: Unknown
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1978-01-01
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 4 Km
Longitude Resolution: 4 Km
Horizontal Resolution Range: 1 km - < 10 km or approximately .01 degree - < .09 degree
Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC PHENOMENA Parameter Definition
ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS Parameter Definition
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DISTRIBUTION LIABILITY: Every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of current NOAA quality control procedures. NOAA can only certify that the data provided to its customers is an authentic copy of the records which were accepted for inclusion in NOAA archives. NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions 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 Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
Data Center
National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: NCDC CUSTOMER SERVICE
Phone: 828-271-4800
Fax: 828-271-4876
Email: ncdc.orders at noaa.gov
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City: Asheville
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Country: USA
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Distribution Format: To be determined
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Personnel
Role: DIF AUTHOR
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: 2009-04-20

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