Data Set ID: 
G10022

NOAA Polar-Orbiting Operational Environmental Satellites (POES) Global Visible and Infrared Band Data from ESSA (1966 - 1972) and NOAA (1972 - 1978) Satellites, Version 1

This data set consists of daily visible-band (VIS) imagery and infrared-band (IR) imagery derived from the Environmental Sciences Service Administration (ESSA) satellites, the Improved TIROS Operational System 1 (ITOS 1) satellite, and the the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) satellites covering December 1966 through March 1978 (IR data begins in December 1972). The data set was created by scanning the analog imagery from these satellites held in the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) physical archives in Asheville, NC. Images on 35 mm film, glossy prints, or paper halftone prints were scanned, processed, and then converted to NetCDF format.

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Parameter(s):
  • INFRARED WAVELENGTHS > INFRARED FLUX > Infrared Flux
  • VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS > VISIBLE FLUX > Visible Flux
Data Format(s):
  • NetCDF
Spatial Coverage:
N: 90, 
S: -90, 
E: 180, 
W: -180
Platform(s):ESSA-3, ESSA-5, ESSA-7, ESSA-9, ITOS-1, NOAA-1, NOAA-2, NOAA-3, NOAA-4, NOAA-5
Spatial Resolution:
  • 10 km x 10 km
Sensor(s):AVCS, SR
Temporal Coverage:
  • 1 December 1966 to 15 March 1978
Version(s):V1
Temporal Resolution1 dayMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):G. Garrett Campbell

Geographic Coverage

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Campbell, G. 2019. NOAA Polar-Orbiting Operational Environmental Satellites (POES) Global Visible and Infrared Band Data from ESSA (1966 - 1972) and NOAA (1972 - 1978) Satellites, Version 1. [Indicate subset used]. doi: https://doi.org/10.7265/N5PN93TV. [Date Accessed].

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