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ACE-1: Antarctic IR Composite Satellite Imagery


Composite Infrared (IR) imagery of the Antarctic Region collected during the ACE-1 period via McIDAS-X and converted to GIF image format. These images consist of polar stereographic projection of the South Pole, 20 km resolution, collected every 3 hours. This imagery contains infrared data composited from all available satellites (GOES and POES) during a 3-hourly interval, produced by the University of Wisconsin's Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC). Digital McIDAS Area format files (10 km resolution) were collected every 3 hours at OFPS from the SSEC from which these GIF images were created.

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Data Quality final
  • 1.0 (1996-02-01)
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Spatial Type raster
Frequency 3 hourly
Language English
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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 1995-10-09 00:00:00
End datetime 1995-12-14 23:59:59

Spatial coverage

Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: -30.00, Minimum (South) Latitude: -90.00
Minimum (West) Longitude: -180.00, Maximum (East) Longitude: 180.00

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University of Wisconsin - Space Science & Engineering Center (SSEC), University of Wisconsin. 1996. ACE-1: Antarctic IR Composite Satellite Imagery. Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 13 Jun 2024.

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