GOES Satellite Data - Block 11
Entry ID: gov.noaa.class.GVAR_B11

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Abstract: ABSTRACT: GVAR is the data transmission format used to broadcast environmental data measured by the independent GOES Imager and Sounder instruments. The Block 11 data files contain ancillary imager instrument data and metadata that may be useful to expert users as well as the raw soundings that have occurred over a one hour period.


Electronic download (FTP) of the data is free. There is a fee for copies of data on physical media. Optical disks are $25.00 per unit and magnetic tape is $100 per unit. Price does not include additional service and handling costs.

Purpose: PURPOSE: Useful for scientists and engineers looking at the history of the health of satellite instruments. Also contains raw Sounder data. See GOES Satellite Data - Sounder for a more user friendly formatted dataset.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 53.0   S: 6.0   E: -64.0   W: -178.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/OSDPD/IPD > Information Processing Division, Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Dataset Title: GOES Satellite Data - Block 11
Dataset Release Date: 1995-07-02
Online Resource: http://www.class.noaa.gov/nsaa/products/search?sub_id=0&datatype_fa...
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1995-07-02
Quality LOGICAL CONSISTENCY REPORT: IPD/NESDIS sends XML files to CLASS containing details of bad/missing scanlines by band.

COMPLETENESS REPORT: When the GOES spacecraft enters and leaves the Earth's shadow the Imager and Sounder are idle prior to and following eclipse. For more information go to URL: http://www.oso.noaa.gov/goes/koz-eclipse/koz-eclipse.htm.

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Access Constraints ACCESS CONSTRAINTS: None

DISTRIBUTION LIABILITY: Disclaimer - While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of the current state of the art, 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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Comprehensive Large Array-data Stewardship System, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.class.noaa.gov/
Dataset ID: ______GVAR_B11 ____

Data Center Personnel
Email: info at class.noaa.gov
Contact Address:
151 Patton Avenue
City: Asheville
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Country: USA
Distribution Format: binary GVAR block format
Fees: FTP is free. Optical disks = $25.00, magnetic tape = $100 + service and handling
Phone: +1 828-271-4800
Fax: +1 828-271-4876
Email: ncdc.orders at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
Federal Building, Room 468
151 Patton Avenue
City: Asheville
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-08-14
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-11-03
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