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Nimbus High Resolution Infrared Radiometer Digital Swath Data Level 1

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Entry ID

NmHRIR1H

Summary

The Nimbus High Resolution Infrared Radiometer Digital Swath Data Level 1 data set (NmHRIR1H) consists of High Resolution Infrared Radiometer (HRIR) brightness temperatures obtained by the Nimbus 1, Nimbus 2, and Nimbus 3 satellites during 1964, 1966, and 1969. A correction has been applied to minimize seemingly random alignment errors that caused clouds edges and land features to appear jagged in the original 1960s data.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: 90°     S: -90°     E: 180°     W: -180°    

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Sample Data


Nimbus II HRIR image. Brightness corresponds to temperature (clouds appear black).

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Gallaher, D. and G. Campbell.
Dataset Title: Nimbus High Resolution Infrared Radiometer Digital Swath Data Level 1
Dataset Release Date: 2013-09-23
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC DAAC: NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/nmhrir1h.html
Dataset DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/NIMBUS/NmHRIR1H

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 1964-08-29
Stop Date: 1964-09-22

Start Date: 1966-05-16
Stop Date: 1966-11-15

Start Date: 1969-04-23
Stop Date: 1969-11-30

Data Resolution

Latitude Resolution: .5
Longitude Resolution: .5
Temporal Resolution: 00:05:00

Location Keywords

  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION GLOBAL

Science Keywords

  • Spectral/Engineering Infrared Wavelengths Brightness Temperature

Ancillary Keywords

  • Land Surface Temperature
  • Past Weather
  • Sea Ice
  • Snow Cover

ISO Topic Category (View Definitions)

  • Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere

Platform

  • NIMBUS-1
  • NIMBUS-2
  • NIMBUS-3

Instrument

  • HRIR High-Resolution Infrared Radiometer

Data Set Progress

complete

Originating Center

NSIDC

Data Center

NASA DAAC at the National Snow and Ice Data Center
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/daac/index.html

Data Center Personnel

Name: NSIDC User Services
Phone: 1 303 492-6199
Fax: 1 303 492-2468
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

National Snow and Ice Data Center
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org

Data Center Personnel

Name: NSIDC User Services
Phone: 1 303 492-6199
Fax: 1 303 492-2468
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Distribution

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Size: 2 MB
Distribution Format: HDF

Personnel

NSIDC User Services
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
Fax: 1 303 492-2468 x
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

David Gallaher
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

G. Garrett Campbell
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Related URL

VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Nimbus Data Rescue Project

Reference

Gallaher, D., G. G. Campbell, and W. N. Meier. In press, 2013. Anomalous Variability in Antarctic Sea Ice Extents During the 1960's with the Use of Nimbus Satellite Data. Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing.

Meier, W. N., D. Gallaher, and G. G. Campbell. 2013. New Estimates of Arctic and Antarctic Sea Ice Extent During September 1964 from Recovered Nimbus I Satellite Imagery. The Cryosphere Discuss 7:35-53. doi: 10.5194/tcd-7-35-2013.

Metadata Name and Version

Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2013-09-23
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-09-23

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