Polar-Orbiting Satellite Images

Metadata Updated: March 10, 2021

Visible and Infrared satellite imagery taken from camera systems or radiometer instruments on satellites in orbit around the poles. Satellite campaigns include NIMBUS, TIROS, ITOS, ESSA, ITOS, and NOAA. From their low-earth orbits, these satellites produced quadrilateral-shaped images that could be stitched together to form composite images of larger areas of earth. The collection includes composites in Mercator and Polar Stereographic projections as well as Conic projections of North America and the United States. Image files are created by scanning hard-copy prints, 10"x10" negatives and microfilm held in the NOAA archives. Period of record for available imagery is August 1964-March 1985.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Dates

Metadata Created Date March 10, 2021
Metadata Updated Date March 10, 2021
Data Update Frequency irregular

Metadata Source

Harvested from Commerce Non Spatial Data.json Harvest Source

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date March 10, 2021
Metadata Updated Date March 10, 2021
Publisher DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce (Point of Contact)
Unique Identifier Unknown
Maintainer
Identifier gov.noaa.ncdc:C01128
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2015-01-29
Public Access Level public
Data Update Frequency irregular
Bureau Code 006:48
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Schema Version https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema
Catalog Describedby https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema/catalog.json
Old Spatial {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": -180.0, -90.0, 180.0, -90.0, 180.0, 90.0, -180.0, 90.0, -180.0, -90.0}
Program Code 006:059
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash c4a2520fb920b475c31b42e23f0acdc8e5e678bc
Source Schema Version 1.1
Spatial {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": -180.0, -90.0, 180.0, -90.0, 180.0, 90.0, -180.0, 90.0, -180.0, -90.0}
Temporal 1964-08-01T00:00:00/1985-05-31T00:00:00

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