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The GOSSTCOMP SST Observation Tape for the U.S. Navy from the NOAA TIROS/N Satellite Series
Entry ID: OSDPD0042

Abstract: The Class 1 GOSSTCOMP SST Observations (EDS.CONVET) tape is generated for the
U.S. Navy Fleet Numerical Weather Center (FNWC) in Monterey, California. The
tape is received by the U.S. Navy from its office in Wing 3 of the Federal
Office Building (FOB #4) Complex, Suitland, Maryland. This is a CDC compatible
tape containing one documentation record followed by a variable number of data
records and terminated by a single end-of-file. All records are 3840 bytes in
length. Each data record contains 255 SST observations with the exception of
the last data record which will not generally have 255. Any unused space in the
last data record is zero filled. Each observation consists of 8 15-bit words.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1979-01-01
Originating Center
Data Center
Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 301-457-5120
Email: John.Sapper at
Contact Address:
E/SP, RM 1069, FB45200 Auth Road
City: Suitland
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20746
Country: USA
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24