Maewest, Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island
Data Center Description
Description: http://dcz.gso.uri.edu/avhrr-archive/archive.html The University of Rhode Island AVHRR Archive is part of the Oceanographic Remote Sensing Laboratory (RSL) at the Graduate School of Oceanography. The major interests of the RSL, under the direction of Dr. Peter Cornillon, are: (1) the application of satellite data to the study of oceans. (2) the integration of traditional physical oceanographic measurements and data sets with satellite data. (3) the development of image processing techniques. (4) the application of data management techniques to large oceanographic data systems. (5) cataloging the availability of high resolution AVHRR imagery data from foreign and domestic archives to create a comprehensive global inventory. The University of Rhode (URI) has been collecting information on high resolution AVHRR digital data from satellite data archives around the world. The primary purpose for this effort is to document at a single site, a comprehensive listing of high resolution AVHRR data and to provide a means for the scientific researcher to query an inventory of these listings to determine what data exists, which archive holds the data, and who to contact to obtain copies of the data. Listings from satellite data centers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Japan are currently included in the URI Inventory and effort is underway to obtain listings from data archive centers in Australia, India, China, South America and Africa. Though the emphasis at URI is on oceanographic data sets, much land coverage is also included in the inventory. Access to the the inventory is through an easy-to-use, on-line, menu-driven interface that allows a user to search the inventory using user specified time, area, platform, sensor, and archive criteria. In addition, to enable greater functionality, the interface has been designed to support the creation of user-defined, multiple-criteria data sets (i.e., combined data sets that have different time domains, area domains and/or other user specified search criteria) and to provide the user with the option of producing a hardcopy listing of the inventory records selected during his/her session. System Contact: George Milkowski Graduate School of Oceanography University of Rhode Island South Ferry Road Narragansett, Rhode Island 02882 USA (401) 792-6939 SPAN: URI::GEORGE See: http://rs.gso.uri.edu/avhrr-archive/archive.html Access Procedures: See: http://rs.gso.uri.edu/avhrr-archive/archive.html Available Distribution Media: Data are distributed on 6250-bpi tapes at nominal cost.