Arctic Infrared Satellite Composite Imagery

This dataset contains infrared (~11.0 microns) Arctic satellite composite imagery. The Arctic composites were made every three hours (synoptic hour) creating a total of eight images per day. More recently, Arctic composites were created every hour for a total of 24 images per day. Most input satellite observations included in the composite were procured within 15 minutes of the top of the synoptic hour. No image is more than +/- 50 minutes from the top of the synoptic hour. Geostationary and Polar orbiting satellites used to generate the composite can include: Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellites (POES) / National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES) -East and -West, METEOSAT, Meteorological Satellites (MTSAT), FY-2, Kalpana-1, and Terra/Aqua.

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Temporal Range

  • Begin:  2006-01-01T00:00:00Z
    End:  2011-12-31T23:59:59Z


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 2006-01-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Range End 2011-12-31T23:59:59Z
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat 90.00000
Bounding Box South Lat 28.00000
Bounding Box West Long -180.00000
Bounding Box East Long 180.00000
Spatial Representation N/A
Spatial Resolution N/A
Related Links

Documentation #1 : DIF_UW_arctic.html

Documentation #2 : SampleArcticComposites.pdf

106.399 : is a companion to dataset 106.396

106.413 : is a companion to dataset 106.396

106.398 : is a companion to dataset 106.396

106.397 : is a companion to dataset 106.396

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Resource Format TAR: Unix Tape ARchive (TAR) Format File (application/x-tar)
Standardized Resource Format Archive
Asset Size 87027 MB
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Distributor UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Metadata Contact Name EOL Data Support
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Author Matthew A. Lazzara
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publication Date 2012-03-26T20:29:08
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) Not Assigned
Alternate Identifier 106.396
Resource Version 1.0
Topic Category imageryBaseMapsEarthCover
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2024-02-07T22:52:01Z
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.eol::106.396
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation Matthew A. Lazzara. (2012). Arctic Infrared Satellite Composite Imagery. 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 15 July 2024.

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