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.

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Parameter(s):
  • INFRARED WAVELENGTHS > BRIGHTNESS TEMPERATURE
Data Format(s):
  • HDF
Spatial Coverage:
N: 90, 
S: -90, 
E: 180, 
W: -180
Platform(s):Nimbus-1, Nimbus-2, Nimbus-3
Spatial Resolution:
  • 8 km x 8 km
Sensor(s):HRIR
Temporal Coverage:
  • 15 April 1969 to 31 January 1970
  • 16 May 1966 to 22 November 1966
  • 29 August 1964 to 26 September 1964
Version(s):V1
Temporal Resolution5 minuteMetadata XML:View Metadata Record
Data Contributor(s):David Gallaher, G. Garrett Campbell

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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. doi: https://doi.org/10.5067/NIMBUS/NmHRIR1H. [Date Accessed].

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