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Arctic Shortwave Infrared Satellite Composite Imagery

Summary

This dataset contains shortwave infrared (~3.8 microns) Arctic satellite composite imagery. The Arctic composites are made every three hours (synoptic hour) creating a total of eight images per day. Most input satellite observations included in the composite were procured within 15 minutes of the top of the synoptic hour. No image is more than +/- 50 minutes from the top of the synoptic hour. Geostationary and Polar orbiting satellites used to generate the composite can include: Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellites (POES) / National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES) -East and -West, METEOSAT, Meteorological Satellites (MTSAT), FY-2, Kalpana-1, and Terra/Aqua.

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  • 1.0 (2012-03-26)
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Spatial Type raster
Frequency 3 hourly
Language English
Grant Code ARC-0713843
ISO Topic Categories
  • imageryBaseMapsEarthCover
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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 2009-08-01 00:00:00
End datetime 2011-12-31 23:59:59

Spatial coverage


Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 90.00, Minimum (South) Latitude: 28.00
Minimum (West) Longitude: -180.00, Maximum (East) Longitude: 180.00

Primary point of contact information

Matthew A. Lazzara <mattl@ssec.wisc.edu>

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Citation

Example citation following ESIP guidelines:

Lazzara, M. 2012. Arctic Shortwave Infrared Satellite Composite Imagery. Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. https://doi.org/10.5065/D6M61HBN. Accessed 23 Jul 2019.

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