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FSL MADIS Winds Operational (3 hr) Data


The MADIS satellite wind dataset consists of multiple wind products from different "providers" that are integrated into a single dataset at FSL. Currently, the products consist of data from the GOES satellites. This dataset contains 3-hour winds that are produced on a operational bases. A companion dataset "Satellite: FSL MADIS Winds Experimental (1 hr) Dataset" contains the rapid scan experimental winds that are produced hourly.

Archive note

As of 8 January 2018 this data set has stopped updating due to the shutdown of the GOES-13 satellite. MADIS is transitioning to GOES-16 as the input for this data set and once that is in place, the data set will update.

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Spatial Type point
Frequency 3 hourly
Language English
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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 2004-02-13 00:00:00
End datetime 2018-01-08 23:59:59

Spatial coverage

Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 90.00, Minimum (South) Latitude: -90.00
Minimum (West) Longitude: -180.00, Maximum (East) Longitude: -25.00

Primary point of contact information

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Example citation following ESIP guidelines:

UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. 2011. FSL MADIS Winds Operational (3 hr) Data. Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 21 Aug 2019.

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