GeoData Center, Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Data Center Description
The GEODATA CENTER is an archive of remote sensing data for Alaska and
surrounding waters. The Center is operated by the Geophysical Institute
and is open to the public. The GEODATA CENTER provides access to
satellite imagery, aerial photography and other remote sensing image data.
Major collections include:
* Landsat data, primarily MSS, 1972 to present.
* NOAA Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) data
from 1974 to present.
* Alaska High-altitude Aircraft Program (AHAP), NASA color
infrared and black and white aerial photography of Alaska,
* Miscellaneous other collections, including aerial
photography, DMSP imagery, SLAR and geophysical data.
The Landsat data collection includes a subset of the holdings of the
EROS Data Center as well as images acquired by the Canadian Centre for
Remote Sensing. Most data since 1982 has been acquired by the Geophysical
Institute Quick Look Project, which operates recording equipment at the
NOAA Gilmore Tracking Station near Fairbanks. Much of this data IS NOT in
the EROS Data Center's data base and is therefore UNIQUE to this
Presently, only the Landsat data are inventoried in an on-line database.
This simple system allows users to search the Geo Data Center's inventory
using criteria such as satellite, path/row, % cloud cover, date, longitude,
latitude, etc.,. Inquiries about non-landsat should be directed to the
following contacts:
Geo Data Center Staff:
Rose Watabe (907) 474-7598 (SPAN, FRED::RWATABE)
GeoData Center
Geophysical Institute
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Fairbanks, AK 99775-0800
Access Procedures:
The Alaska Landsat Inventory is available on-line and may be accessed by:
* SPAN access by SET HOST FRED and username ALI,
* contacting the system contact listed above.
Ordering / Price Policy:
Data products may generally be ordered for users directly by GeoData Center
staff. Reproduction options include inhouse computer center and photo-
graphic lab; federal repositories; and private sector firms. Reproduction
charges from inhouse facilities are scaled to recover cost of reproduction.
Available Distribution Media:
Data are distributed on a variety of magnetic, film, and hardcopy
media depending on the data type and the needs of the requestor.