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Data Set ID:
NmHRIR1H

Nimbus High Resolution Infrared Radiometer Digital Swath Data L1, HDF5, Version 1

The Nimbus High Resolution Infrared Radiometer Digital Swath Data L1, HDF 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

Data Set Tabs

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

Spatial Resolution:
  • 8 km x 8 km
Temporal Coverage
  • 23 April 1969 to 30 November 1969
  • 16 May 1966 to 15 November 1966
  • 29 August 1964 to 22 September 1964
Temporal Resolution:
5 minute
Parameter(s):
  • Infrared Wavelengths > Brightness Temperature
Platform(s):
NIMBUS-1, NIMBUS-2, NIMBUS-3
Sensor(s): HRIR
Data Format(s):
  • HDF
Version:
V1
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 High Resolution Infrared Radiometer Digital Swath Data L1, HDF5, Version 1. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. http://dx.doi.org/10.5067/NIMBUS/NmHRIR1H. [Date Accessed].

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