Arctic & Antarctic Research Center (AARC) DMSP OLS Direct Readout Radiance Data from Palmer and McMurdo Stations, Antarctica

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Title: Arctic & Antarctic Research Center (AARC) DMSP OLS Direct Readout Radiance Data from Palmer and McMurdo Stations, Antarctica
Description:
Abstract:
DMSP OLS level 0 raw telemetry data are acquired on selective passes by satellite receivers located at McMurdo Station, Antarctica (77 degrees, 51 minutes S, 166 degrees, 40 minutes E.) and Palmer Station, Antarctic Peninsula (64 degrees, 46 minutes S, 64 degrees, 4 minutes W.) Generally, most of the Antarctic continent and its coastline are covered daily. Swaths are 2250 kilometers long and generally start or end over the extreme South Pacific Ocean adjacent to the Ross Sea. Continuous data collection at McMurdo Station began on 9 February 1991, and at Palmer Station on 18 January 1990. The band width for LF/LS (light fine/smooth) is 00.4 - 01.1um and the TF/TS (temperature fine/smooth) is 10.8 - 12.5um. The data resolution is 550 meters at crosstrack. Data are archived, processed for requesters, and distributed by the Arctic & Antarctic Research Center (AARC). Processing of the raw data will depend on the requirements of the requester, but a typical sequence might be as follows: + Reformat raw data for extraction; up to 10 missing scan lines can be interpolated by the software. + Calibrate the reformatted data to convert from brightness values to temperature values. + Apply the moisture/atmospheric correction. + Register selected data to the user-specified grid. + Transfer to user-specified medium. Some examples are tape, diskette, photographic product, or file format for electronic transfer. About 95 percent of the presently archived data is cataloged in our online directory. Data dropouts, caused by transmission interference due to solar flare activity, occur in some images; the processing software can smooth the data if fewer than 10 scan lines are missing. All archived images contain usable data. Processed data are binary byte arrays of user-defined size. Full spacecraft attitude correction and earth correction routines are applied to the raw data to create the products. Orbital elements, equator crossings, altitude and period of the spacecraft are generated for the raw data using the AARC scientific workstation. Data products can be gridded to a user-specified grid. Data are also available in raw form (10 bits of information stored in a 16 bit word) on DDS2 or DDS3 DAT cassettes or on DLT7000 tapes. Users would need access to an 4mm DAT or DLT7000 tape drive. An alternative method to access the digital archive is to use the Sun Workstations located at the AARC, Scripps Institution of Oceanography. AARC personnel can be contacted for access information.
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Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: U.S. Air Force. Air Weather Service. Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) User's Guide. AWS-TR-250, 1974. Distribution unlimited, approved for public release.
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Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19900118
Ending_Date: Unknown
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -180.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 180.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: -60.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -90.0
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Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD INSTRUMENT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > SOLAR IRRADIANCE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > SOLAR RADIATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > INFRARED WAVELENGTHS > INFRARED IMAGERY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS > VISIBLE IMAGERY
Theme_Keyword: DMSP 5D-2/F10 > DEFENSE METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITE PROGRAM-F10
Theme_Keyword: DMSP 5D-2/F11 > DEFENSE METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITE PROGRAM-F11
Theme_Keyword: DMSP 5D-2/F8 > DEFENSE METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITE PROGRAM-F8
Theme_Keyword: DMSP 5D-2/F9 > DEFENSE METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITE PROGRAM-F9
Theme_Keyword: OLS > OPERATIONAL LINESCAN SYSTEM
Theme_Keyword: Global Change
Theme_Keyword: Idn_node Gsfc/aarc
Theme_Keyword: Idn_node Gsfc/nsidc
Theme_Keyword: Mcmurdo Station
Theme_Keyword: Palmer Station
Theme_Keyword: Radiation
Theme_Keyword: Raw Telemetry Data
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Theme_Keyword: IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > ARCTIC
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
Access_Constraints: Not Available
Use_Constraints:
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Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: STEVEN HART
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Address: Arctic & Antarctic Research Center
Address: California Space Institute
Address: 9500 Gilman Drive - Mail Code 0214
City: La Jolla
State_or_Province: CA
Postal_Code: 92093
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 858-534-3785
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Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
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Logical_Consistency_Report:
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Process_Date: Unknown
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Distribution_Information:
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Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: SCRIPPS/CALSPACE/AARC > Arctic & Antarctic Research Center, California Space Institute, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Contact_Person: STEVEN HART
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Address: Arctic & Antarctic Research Center
Address: California Space Institute
Address: 9500 Gilman Drive - Mail Code 0214
City: La Jolla
State_or_Province: CA
Postal_Code: 92093
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 858-534-3785
Resource_Description: AARC DMSP OLS
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Not Available
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://arcane.ucsd.edu/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date:
Metadata_Review_Date: 20100721
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GCMD User Support Office
Contact_Organization: NASA Global Change Master Directory
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Not Available
City: Lanham
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20706
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: Not Available
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gcmduso@gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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