Hurricane Satellite (HURSAT) from Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR)

Metadata Updated: November 12, 2020

Huricane Satellite (HURSAT)-Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) is used to extend the HURSAT data set such that appling the Objective Dvorak technique (ODT) would be possible. AVHRR Global Area Coverage (GAC) data have a spatial resolution of 4km, which corresponds to the intended spatial resolution of the objective Dvorak technique. GAC digital image data is available in mapped mosaics, orbital swaths and brightness composties. The AVHRR is a 4/5 channel radiometer with spectral bands in the visible, near infrared, and thermal infrared. The AVHRR has remained a relatively stable instrument (i.e., similar sensor channels on each satellite) in polar orbit and provides at least twice daily observations of the entire globe from 1979 to present. The satellite data were gridded with grid centers fixed on the tropical cyclone center of circulation. Data include hurricanes from all tropical cyclone-prone basins in the world. Data are provided in a convenient NetCDF format which is self-documenting and follows standard storage and metadata conventions Version 5 supersedes all other versions.

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Metadata Date November 5, 2018
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) 2011-05 (publication)
Frequency Of Update irregular

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HURSAT-AVHRR

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date November 5, 2018
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) 2011-05 (publication)
Responsible Party DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Guid gov.noaa.ncdc:C00857
Access Constraints Cite as: Knapp, K. R. and J. P. Kossin, Hurricane Satellite (HURSAT) from Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR), Version 5.0 [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Climatic Data Center. doi:10.7289/V5RF5S0T [access date]., Also cite this paper when data is used as a source: Knapp, K. R. and J. P. Kossin, 2007:New global tropical cyclone data from ISCCP B1 geostationary satellite observations.Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, 1, 013505. doi:10.1117/1.2712816, Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives., Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
Bbox East Long 180.0
Bbox North Lat 90.0
Bbox South Lat -90.0
Bbox West Long -180.0
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update irregular
Graphic Preview Description HURSAT-AVHRR
Graphic Preview File https://www1.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/metadata/images/C00857_HURSAT-AVHRR%20browse.JPG
Graphic Preview Type JPEG
Harvest Object Id ac078bfb-d24f-428a-9b90-38642c13556b
Harvest Source Id 2cb3ef77-1683-4c2a-9119-dc65e50917c6
Harvest Source Title ncdc
Licence The data are not original resolution satellite data. Instead, all images are approximately 4km resolution.
Metadata Language eng; USA
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress onGoing
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1978-11-05
Temporal Extent End 2009-12-11

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