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Nimbus High Resolution Infrared Radiometer Remapped Digital Data Daily L3, HDF5, Version 1

This data set (NmHRIR3H) consists of daily, global composites of High Resolution Infrared Radiometer (HRIR) data obtained by the Nimbus 1, Nimbus 2, and Nimbus 3 satellites during 1964, 1966, and 1969. Each composite is provided as a set of three HDF5-formatted files: separate North and South Polar projections in the 10 km Equal-Area Scalable Earth Grid (EASE-Grid) and an equatorial projection in a 20 km equidistant grid for the region between 60 N and 60 S. Browse images are also available.

Geographic Coverage

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

Spatial Resolution:
  • 20 km x 20 km
  • 10 km x 10 km
Temporal Coverage:
  • 29 August 1964 to 21 September 1964
  • 16 May 1966 to 14 November 1966
  • 17 April 1969 to 30 November 1969
Temporal Resolution: 1 day
  • 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 these 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 Remapped Digital Data Daily L3, HDF5, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA. NASA National Snow and Ice Data Center Distributed Active Archive Center. doi: [Date Accessed].
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