Nimbus Advanced Vidicon Camera System Visible Imagery L1, HDF5, Version 1 (NmAVCS1H)
Data set:
NmAVCS1H
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Overview

The Nimbus Advanced Vidicon Camera System Visible Imagery L1, HDF5 (NmAVCS1H) data set consists of black-and-white images captured by the Advanced Vidicon Camera Systems onboard the Nimbus 1 (1964) and Nimbus 2 (1966) satellites. Data are provided as HDF5-formatted files. Browse images are also available.
Data Contributor(s):
  • David
    Gallaher
  • G. Garrett
    Campbell
Parameter(s):
VISIBLE IMAGERY
Platform(s):
Nimbus-1, Nimbus-2
Sensor(s):
AVCS Nimbus-1, AVCS Nimbus-2, CAMERAS
Data Format(s):
HDF5
Temporal Coverage:
28 August 1964 to 22 September 1964 , 15 May 1966 to 30 August 1966
Temporal Resolution:
91 second
Spatial Resolution:
2 km
2 km
Spatial Coverage:
N:
90
S:
-90
E:
180
W:
-180

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