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CEPEX: NASA ER-2 Digitized Cloud Video


This dataset contains cloud videos. The files are mpeg video files digitized from VHS format video tapes which were recorded from a downward-looking video camera system mounted on the NASA ER-2 during the Central Equatorial Pacific Experiment (CEPEX). One video tape has been recorded per mission, for a total of 13 videos. The rf10 video (3/28) is not available due to problems with the original recording. On some of the videos the on-screen display reads the year 1992 when it should be 1993. All videos between (and including) dates 3/12/93 - 3/31/93 read one day ahead of what they should be on the on-screen dislplay, however, the actual dates can be read from the file names. F-stop varied per mission with shutter speed set at 1/2000 per sec. This includes cloud video.

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Data Quality final
  • 1.0 (2013-02-15)
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Spatial Type video
Frequency < 1 second
Language English
GCMD Science Keywords Expand keywords
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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 1993-03-09 21:25:00
End datetime 1993-04-08 01:50:59

Spatial coverage

Maximum (North) Latitude: 21.345, Minimum (South) Latitude: -20.00
Minimum (West) Longitude: 140.00, Maximum (East) Longitude: -161.754

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). 2013. CEPEX: NASA ER-2 Digitized Cloud Video. Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 20 Jul 2024.

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