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Nimbus Advanced Vidicon Camera System Remapped Visible Imagery Daily L3, HDF5, Version 1

This data set (NmAVCS3H) consists of daily, global image composites constructed from Nimbus 1 (1964) and Nimbus 2 (1966) Advanced Vidicon Camera System (AVCS) imagery. Each composite is provided as a set of three HDF5-formatted files: separate North and South Polar projections in the 5 km Equal-Area Scalable Earth Grid (EASE-Grid) and an equatorial projection in a 10 km equidistant grid for the region between 60 N and 60 S.

Geographic Coverage

Data Set Tabs

Spatial Coverage:
  • N: 90, S: -90, E: 180, W: -180

Spatial Resolution:
  • 5 km x 5 km
  • 10 km x 10 km
Temporal Coverage
  • 1966-08-22 to 1966-09-02
  • 1966-05-15 to 1966-08-20
  • 1964-08-31 to 1964-09-22
Temporal Resolution:
1 day
  • Visible Wavelengths > Visible Imagery
Sensor(s): CAMERAS
Data Format(s):
  • HDF
Data Contributor(s): David Gallaher, G. Garrett Campbell

Data Citation

As a condition of using this data, you must cite the use of this data set using the following citation. For more information, see our Use and Copyright Web page.

Gallaher, D. and G. Campbell. 2013. Nimbus Advanced Vidicon Camera System Remapped Visible Imagery Daily L3, HDF5, Version 1. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. [Date Accessed].

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