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NOAA Climate Data Record (CDR) of Visible and Near Infrared Reflectance from GOES and AVHRR, Version 1.0
Entry ID: gov.noaa.ncdc.C00860_1.0


Summary
Abstract: The AVHRR visible gains and offsets convert GAC pixel level counts to radiances and are provided for each visible band encompassing TIROS-N, NOAA-6 through NOAA-19 and Metop-A and B satellites. The resulting radiances are referenced to the Aqua-MODIS band 1 and 2 absolute calibration. Instructions are also given to convert AVHRR-3 (NOAA-15 to Metop-B) GAC high and low gain counts to the proper ... View entire text

Purpose: The visible calibration coefficients are designed for cloud, land use, and radiation imager retrieval algorithms to provide consistent 35+year climate quality retrievals over time and across satellite platforms. The satellite-based visible calibration uncertainties are provided as a quality indicator of the calibration coefficients. The calibration coefficients are referenced to the Aqua-MODIS band 1 and 2 absolute calibration. The visible calibration coefficients were derived over deep convective clouds, Sahara and Arabian Desert sites, as well as the Dome-C and Greenland pseudo invariant targets to compensate for individual site stability fluctuations over satellite lifetimes.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Science Directorate, NASA Langley Research Center
Dataset Title: NOAA Climate Data Record (CDR) of Visible and Near Infrared Reflectance from GOES and AVHRR, Version 1.0
Dataset Release Date: 2015-08-01T00:00:00.000Z
Version: 1.0
Data Presentation Form: imageDigital
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1978-11-05
Platform
GOES-13 > Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 13 Ancillary Description
GOES-12 > Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 12 Ancillary Description
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Use Constraints Cite this dataset when used as a source: Doelling, D., Minnis, P., and the NOAA CDR Program (2015): NOAA Climate Data Record (CDR) of Visible and Near Infrared Reflectance from GOES and AVHRR, Version 1.0. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. DOI:10.789/V5NK3C0J [access date].
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Data Set Progress
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Data Center
National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: CUSTOMER ENGAGEMENT BRANCH DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI
Phone: +1 828-271-4800
Fax: +1 828-271-4876
Email: ncdc.orders at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
151 Patton Avenue
Federal Building, Room 468
City: Asheville
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Country: USA
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Distribution
Fees: Electronic downloads are free, fees may apply for data certifications
Personnel
Role: METADATA AUTHOR
Phone: 1-828-271-4800
Fax: 1-828-271-4876
Email: ncdc.metadata at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
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: 2017-01-25
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-10-05


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