DOD Satellite Data

Satellite images archived in KuDA are derived from either the NOAA or the Dept of Defense polar orbiting weather satellites. This dataset contains images that are derived from the Department of Defense's polar orbiting weather satellites. The Department of Defense's DMSP (Defense Meteorological Satellite Program) had three satellites transmitting during 1991 (F8, F9, & F10). These satellites carry a sensor called the Operational Line Scanner (OLS) which is the one source of images for KuDA (the other source of images is NOAA's AVHRR). The OLS is a two-channel sensor with a broadband visible channel and an IR channel. Data are in TDF and .TAR format.

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Temporal Range

  • Begin:  1991-03-01T00:00:00Z
    End:  1991-09-30T23:59:59Z


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 1991-03-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Range End 1991-09-30T23:59:59Z
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat 34.00000
Bounding Box South Lat 21.00000
Bounding Box West Long 44.00000
Bounding Box East Long 54.00000
Spatial Representation N/A
Spatial Resolution N/A
Related Links

Documentation #1 : DMSPinfo.tar

Documentation #2 : image.readme

Documentation #3 : README.image

Documentation #4 : source.tar

Additional Information N/A
Resource Format N/A
Standardized Resource Format UNDEFINED FORMAT
Asset Size 2771 MB
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Software Implementation Language N/A

Resource Support Name EOL Data Support
Resource Support Email
Resource Support Organization UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Distributor UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Metadata Contact Name EOL Data Support
Metadata Contact Email
Metadata Contact Organization UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory

Author UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publication Date 2019-03-14T17:51:33
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Alternate Identifier 354.022
Resource Version 1.0
Topic Category climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2022-06-03T21:12:51Z
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.eol::354.022
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. (2019). DOD Satellite Data. 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 07 December 2023.

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