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GEOSAT Wind/Wave Data From the Geodetic Mission
Entry ID: FW99992

Abstract: This CD-ROM holds global wind/wave data derived from altimeter data
collected during the Geodetic Mission of the U.S. Navy Geodetic
Satellite (Geosat). The data span the period from March 31, 1985 through
September 30, 1986. Although the complete data set from the Geosat
Geodetic Mission was classified, in 1988 the Navy released the radar
backscatter (from which wind speed is derived) and the ... View entire text
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Description: CD-ROM Order page

Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 72.0   S: -72.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: NOAA/NESDIS/National Oceanographic Data Center
Dataset Title: GEOSAT Wind and Wave Data from the Geodetic Mission on CD-ROM
Dataset Release Date: 1996/01
Version: 2
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1985-03-01
Stop Date: 1986-09-30
Altimeters Ancillary Description
Access Constraints Due to restrictions placed on the NODC by the US Navy, foreign requesters
must follow special procedures when ordering GEOSAT data. Please contact
NODC for further information.
Use Constraints NOAA and NODC would appreciate recognition as the resource from which
these data were obtained in any publications and/or other representations
of these data.
Originating Center
Data Center
National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:
Dataset ID: F181

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 301-713-3277
Fax: 301-713-3302
Email: NODC.Services at
Contact Address:
1315 East-West Highway, SSMC3, 4th floor
City: Silver Spring
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20910
Country: USA
NOAA Product Information Catalog. 1988. Washington, DC: US Dept.
of Commerce, 171 pp.
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23