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CAESAR: Downward-Looking Digital Camera Imagery


During CAESAR, the NSF/NCAR C-130 flew a downward looking digital camera for in-flight video capture. Individual photo jpeg images were captured once per second during flights. The images have been combined into hour long tarfiles running from zero minutes zero seconds to 59 minutes 59 seconds after each hour. Note that the first and last tarfile for each flight will contain less than a full hour of imagery. Directory files returned with each order give the contents of each corresponding tar file.

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Data Quality final
  • 1.0 (2024-05-15):

    Please note that image capture worked intermittently during CAESAR so not all flights have imagery available.

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Spatial Type raster
Frequency 1 second
Language English
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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 2024-03-05 05:00:00
End datetime 2024-04-03 15:59:59

Spatial coverage

Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 82.00, Minimum (South) Latitude: 66.00
Minimum (West) Longitude: -14.00, Maximum (East) Longitude: 24.00

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Additional contact information


UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory, NCAR/EOL Digital Camera Imagery Team. 2024. CAESAR: Downward-Looking Digital Camera Imagery. Version 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 22 Jun 2024.

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