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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 an operational basis. A companion dataset, "Satellite: FSL MADIS Winds Experimental (1 hr) Dataset," contains the rapid scan experimental winds that are produced hourly.

Archive note

No data are available from 9 January 2018 to 8 September 2019. During this period NOAA was transitioning this product to the new GOES-R series satellites (i.e. GOES-16). As of 9 September 2019, NOAA had completed the transition and data are available from that date to present.

These data are not available after 3 April 2024.

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Additional information

Data Quality final
  • 1.0 (2011-09-15)
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Spatial Type point
Frequency 3 hourly
Language English
GCMD Science Keywords Expand keywords
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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 2004-02-13 00:00:00
End datetime 2024-04-03 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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Additional contact information


NOAA/Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL). 2011. MADIS Winds Operational (3 hr) Data. Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 15 Jun 2024.

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