Data Set ID:

Nimbus Image Dissector Camera System Remapped Visible Imagery Daily L3, HDF5, Version 1

This data set (NmIDCS3H) consists of daily, global image composites constructed from Nimbus 3 and Nimbus 4 Image Dissector Camera System (IDCS) imagery captured from 23 April, 1969 - 04 April, 1971. 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. Browse images are also available.

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Data Set Tabs

Temporal Coverage:
  • 1969-04-23 to 1971-04-04
Temporal Resolution:
1 day
Sensor(s): CAMERAS
Spatial Coverage:
  • N: 90, S: -90, E: 180, W: -180

Spatial Resolution:
  • 5 km x 5 km
  • 10 km x 10 km
  • Visible Wavelengths > Visible Imagery
Data Format(s):
  • HDF
Data Contributor(s): David Gallaher, G. Garrett Campbell

We kindly request that you cite the use of this data set in a publication using the following citation. For more information, see Use and Copyright.

Gallaher, D. and G. Campbell. 2013. Nimbus Image Dissector 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.

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