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ORCAS: NOAA POES AVHRR Visible and Infrared Data


This data set contains the 1 km resolution visible and infrared channel data from the NOAA Polar Operational Environmental Satellite (POES) Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) instrument on the NOAA-18 and NOAA-19 satellites during the ORCAS (The O2/N2 Ratio and CO2 Airborne Southern Ocean Study) Project. The *_ucar files are of most use for ORCAS. These data are daily tar files that contain data files in the Terrascan Data Format (TDF).

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Data Quality final
  • 1.0 (2016-03-11)
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Spatial Type grid
Frequency no set schedule
Language English
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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 2015-11-03 00:00:00
End datetime 2016-03-01 23:59:59

Spatial coverage

Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: -40.00, Minimum (South) Latitude: -77.00
Minimum (West) Longitude: -100.00, Maximum (East) Longitude: -42.00

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Greg Stossmeister <>

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United States Antarctic Program - USAP. 2016. ORCAS: NOAA POES AVHRR Visible and Infrared Data. Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 19 Jul 2024.

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