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Nimbus Advanced Vidicon Camera System Remapped Visible Imagery Daily L3, HDF5, Version 1 (NmAVCS3H)
Data set:
NmAVCS3H
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Overview

This data set (NmAVCS3H) consists of daily, global image composites constructed from Nimbus 1 (1964) and Nimbus 2 (1966) Advanced Vidicon Camera System (AVCS) imagery. 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.
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):
HDF
Temporal Coverage:
31 August 1964 to 22 September 1964 , 15 May 1966 to 20 August 1966 , 22 August 1966 to 3 September 1966
Temporal Resolution:
1 day, 1 day
Spatial Resolution:
5 km
5 km
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10 km
10 km
Spatial Coverage:
N:
90
S:
-90
E:
180
W:
-180

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