Arctic Composite Satellite Imagery

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Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Space Science and Engineering Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: Arctic Composite Satellite Imagery
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Series_Information:
Series_Name: Visible Imagery
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Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Publisher: Space Science and Engineering Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Other_Citation_Details:
Online_Linkage: http://arctic.ssec.wisc.edu
Description:
Abstract:
The Space Science and Engineering Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison generates an visible (~0.65 microns) Arctic satellite composite imagery. Using a mosaic of all satellite data available allows the benefits of both the timeliness and routine observations of geostationary satellites as well as the high latitude coverage of the polar orbiting satellites. The Arctic visible composites are created every hour for a total of 24 images per day. Most input satellite observations included in the composite were procured within 15 minutes of the top of the synoptic hour. No image is more than +/- 50 minutes from the top of the synoptic hour. Geostationary and Polar orbiting satellites used to generate the composite can include: POES/NOAA, GOES -East and –West, METOSAT, MTSAT, FY-2, Kalpana-1, and Terra/Aqua. A common use of the routinely generated composite is weather depiction and in particular, clouds are the prime feature in the visible composites. Used by both scientists and forecasters, the Wisconsin composite provides the only routinely available composite on an hourly basis using both geostationary and polar orbiting satellite imagery for the Arctic.
Purpose:
Not Available
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Lazzara, M.A. and S.L. Knuth, submitted: Arctic and Antarctic satellite composite imagery, Polar Science, in review, 2011.
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Lazzara, M.A., A. Colletti, and B.L. Diedrich, 2011: The possibilities of polar meteorology, environmental remote sensing, communications and space weather applications from artificial Lagrange orbit, Advances in Space Research 48, doi:10.1016/j.asr.2011.04.026.
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Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20000323
Ending_Date: Unknown
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -180.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 180.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 90.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 28.0
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD INSTRUMENT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS
Theme_Keyword: GOES > NOAA GEOSTATIONARY OPERATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL SATELLITES
Theme_Keyword: GOES-11 > GEOSTATIONARY OPERATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL SATELLITE 11
Theme_Keyword: INSAT > INDIAN NATIONAL SATELLITE
Theme_Keyword: METEOSAT
Theme_Keyword: METOP > METEOROLOGICAL OPERATIONAL SATELITE
Theme_Keyword: NOAA POES > NOAA POLAR ORBITING ENVIRONMENTAL SATELLITES
Theme_Keyword: TERRA > EARTH OBSERVING SYSTEM, TERRA (AM-1)
Theme_Keyword: AQUA > EARTH OBSERVING SYSTEM, AQUA
Theme_Keyword: GOES-12 > GEOSTATIONARY OPERATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL SATELLITE 12
Theme_Keyword: MSG > METEOSAT SECOND GENERATION
Theme_Keyword: GOES-13 > GEOSTATIONARY OPERATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL SATELLITE 13
Theme_Keyword: MTSAT-1R > MULTI-FUNCTIONAL TRANSPORT SATELLITE 1 REPLACEMENT
Theme_Keyword: GOES-14 > GEOSTATIONARY OPERATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL SATELLITE 14
Theme_Keyword: GOES-15 > GEOSTATIONARY OPERATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL SATELLITE 15
Theme_Keyword: AVHRR > ADVANCED VERY HIGH RESOLUTION RADIOMETER
Theme_Keyword: GOES I-M IMAGER
Theme_Keyword: IMAGING RADIOMETERS
Theme_Keyword: MODIS > MODERATE-RESOLUTION IMAGING SPECTRORADIOMETER
Theme_Keyword: VHRR > VERY HIGH RESOLUTION RADIOMETER
Theme_Keyword: SEVIRI > SPINNING ENHANCED VISIBLE AND INFRARED IMAGER
Theme_Keyword: AVHRR-2 > ADVANCED VERY HIGH RESOLUTION RADIOMETER-2
Theme_Keyword: AVHRR-3 > ADVANCED VERY HIGH RESOLUTION RADIOMETER-3
Theme_Keyword: GOES N-P IMAGER
Theme_Keyword: POLARCAT > POLAR STUDY USING AIRCRAFT, REMOTE SENSING DATA OF CLIMATE, AEROSOLS & TRANSPORT
Theme_Keyword: ARCTAS > ARCTIC RESEARCH OF THE COMPOSITION OF THE TROPOSPHERE FROM AIRCRAFT & SATELLITES
Theme_Keyword: Arctic Satellite Composite Mosaic Imagery Image
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > ARCTIC
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
Access_Constraints: The Arctic composites are available at no cost. However, we request that any use of the data acknowledged as from: Space Science and Engineering Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison (or SSEC, UW-Madison if short on space). This project is funded by the Arctic Natural Science Program, Office of Polar Programs, National Science Foundation Grant ARC-0713843.
Use_Constraints:
The Arctic composites are available at no cost. However, we request that any use of the data acknowledged as from: Space Science and Engineering Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison (or SSEC, UW-Madison if short on space). This project is funded by the Arctic Natural Science Program, Office of Polar Programs, National Science Foundation Grant ARC-0713843.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: MATTHEW A. LAZZARA
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Address: Antarctic Meteorological Research Center
Address: Space Science and Engineering Center
Address: 901 Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Science Building
Address: 1225 West Dayton Street
City: Madison
State_or_Province: WI
Postal_Code: 53706
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (608) 262-0436
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (608) 263-6738
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: amrc@ssec.wisc.edu
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: mattl@ssec.wisc.edu
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name: http://arctic.ssec.wisc.edu/images/SampleArcticComposites.pdf
Browse_Graphic_File_Description:
Sample Arctic composite imagery
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: PDF
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
A lack of coverage typically but not always in the center of the continent has been a characteristic in the composites. With the strict limits on qualified data to be input to a composite, and with no older data used or any other “synthetic” creation of data, regions without coverage do result. This “black hole” region has been reduced in recent years due to improvements in satellite coverage and observations, but still remains as a limitation of the composite.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Not Available
Completeness_Report:
Not Available
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Not Available
Process_Date: Unknown
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Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 5 km
Longitude_Resolution: 5 km
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: UWI-MAD/SSEC/AMRC > Antarctic Meteorological Research Center, Space Science and Engineering Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Contact_Person: MATTHEW A. LAZZARA
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Address: Antarctic Meteorological Research Center
Address: Space Science and Engineering Center
Address: 901 Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Space Science Building
Address: 1225 West Dayton Street
City: Madison
State_or_Province: WI
Postal_Code: 53706
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (608) 262-0436
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (608) 263-6738
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: amrc@ssec.wisc.edu
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: mattl@ssec.wisc.edu
Resource_Description: SSEC-ARCTIC-Composite-Visible-ARC-0713843
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: McIDAS AREA format (archive), netCDF, GIF/JPEG, flat file
Transfer_Size: (Variable, depending on format, resolution)
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://amrc.ssec.wisc.edu/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://arctic.ssec.wisc.edu
Access_Instructions:
Home page for the Arctic Satellite Composite Project
Fees: None
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20111111
Metadata_Review_Date: 20111115
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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