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Metadata Updated: December 6, 2023

The TCSP GOES 11 Rapid Scan Winds dataset was generated from image triplets with 30 or 60 minute intervals, and occasionally 15 minute intervals. During Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES) special rapid-scan operations, co-located images are available at intervals of 7.5, 5, 3, and even 1 minute. The area covered is reduced as the interval decreases. In this experiment, images at five minute intervals were used for the 0.65 micrometer visible, 3.9 micrometer infrared (darkness only), and 10.7 micrometer IR channels. GOES-11 was brought out of storage and image products were centered on the TCSP study region. The TCSP mission collected data for research and documentation of cyclogenesis, the interaction of temperature, humidity, precipitation, wind and air pressure that creates ideal birthing conditions for tropical storms, hurricanes and related phenomena. The goal of this mission was to help us better understand how hurricanes and other tropical storms are formed and intensify. Regular image processing was available beginning on 12 July. The scan schedule was maintained through the end of July.

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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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Metadata Created Date December 1, 2022
Metadata Updated Date December 6, 2023

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date December 1, 2022
Metadata Updated Date December 6, 2023
Identifier C1979950521-GHRC_DAAC
Data First Published 2006-03-09
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2022-04-28
Category TCSP, geospatial
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 026:00
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Citation Velden, Christopher , Dave Stettner and Howard Berger.2006. TCSP GOES 11 RAPID SCAN WINDS indicate subset used. Dataset available online from the NASA Global Hydrometeorology Resource Center DAAC, Huntsville, Alabama, U.S.A. DOI:
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Temporal 2005-07-12T16:00:00Z/2005-07-31T23:00:00Z

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