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Metadata Updated: December 6, 2023

The Arecibo 12.6 cm radar data set for Venus consists of scaled radar backscatter cross section images generated from data obtained in 1983 and 1988. The images are in raster format (one image per record, with no embedded labels). The original images are in 16-bit, unsigned integer, most-significant-byte-first format. Since the volume of the entire set of 16-bit images would have exceeded the capacity of the CD-ROM, some of the images have been scaled to 8-bit versions. Specifically, the entire set of 1988 images are in the scaled 8-bit format, while all the 1983 images are in the original 16-bit format. Both the 16-bit and the 8-bit images were provided by Don Campbell, Cornell University.

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Metadata Created Date January 31, 2023
Metadata Updated Date December 6, 2023
Data Update Frequency irregular

Metadata Source

Harvested from NASA Data.json

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date January 31, 2023
Metadata Updated Date December 6, 2023
Publisher National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Identifier urn:nasa:pds:context_pds3:data_set:data_set.arcb-v-rtls-4-12.6cm-v1.0_mvpm-pfpf
Data First Published 2021-05-21
Data Last Modified 2023-01-26
Category Earth Science
Public Access Level public
Data Update Frequency irregular
Bureau Code 026:00
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Harvest Source Id 58f92550-7a01-4f00-b1b2-8dc953bd598f
Harvest Source Title NASA Data.json
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Program Code 026:005
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Source Hash 44c14bed5ec576ceb2ef6a624a7ef412786c1e3a394a2a5341e5c34696a1eb2f
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