Remotely Accessible Near-Real Time Imagery from Polar Orbiting and Geostationary Satellites
Entry ID: HAWAII_IMAGE_DATA

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Summary
Abstract: Satellite receiving systems for the NOAA polar orbiting satellites and the
Japanese GMS geostationary satellite have been installed in Honolulu. Visible
and infrared images are available. The systems are controlled by workstations
connected to the Internet. The emphasis has been on real-time processing,
generation of scientifically useful products and worldwide Internet access of
subsets of data, although the full raw data is archived on 8 mm tapes as well.

The images are automatically calibrated, ground-located and registered
to a set of 'tiles' covering areas of interest. As of April 1993
these consist of the following: the Hawaiian EEZ (NOAA-AVHRR), the
JGOFS/EQPAC area (NOAA-AVHRR), the CEPEX area (NOAA-AVHRR), the
TOGA-COARE area (GMS-VISSR) and a full-globe image (GMS). The tiles
can be accessed by anonymous ftp (host
'ftp://satftp.soest.hawaii.edu'). Distribution of images by
electronic mail through INMARSAT to ships at sea is also possible.
The processed images are typically available within less than one hour
of the data acquisition.

Geographic Coverage
 N: 47.0 S: -7.0  E: -120.0  W: -165.0

Location Keywords
OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
VERTICAL LOCATION > SEA SURFACE


Science Keywords
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >INFRARED WAVELENGTHS >INFRARED IMAGERY    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >INFRARED WAVELENGTHS >REFLECTED INFRARED    [Definition]
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS >VISIBLE IMAGERY    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER


Platform
GMS-1 >Geostationary Meteorological Satellite-1    [Information]
GMS-2 >Geostationary Meteorological Satellite-2    [Information]
GMS-3 >Geostationary Meteorological Satellite-3    [Information]
GMS-4 >Geostationary Meteorological Satellite-4    [Information]
NOAA POES >NOAA Polar Orbiting Environmental Satellites    [Information]


Instrument
AVHRR >Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer    [Information]
RADIOMETERS    [Information]
VISSR >Visible and Infrared Spin Scan Radiometer    [Information]


Keywords
CEPEX
COARE
EEZ
EQPAC
FTP
HAWAII
IDN_NODE GSFC
JGOFS
TOGA


Originating Center
UH/SRSL


Data Center
Satellite Oceanography Laboratory , Oceanography Department, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, University of Hawaii    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://satftp.soest.hawaii.edu/
Dataset ID: SOEST

Data Center Personnel
Name: U. HAWAII SATELLITE REMOTE SENSING LABORATORY
Email: sat-lab at soest.hawaii.edu
Contact Address:
Satellite Remote Sensing Laboratory
Oceanography Department
School of Ocean & Earth Science & Technology
University of Hawaii
City: Honolulu
Province or State: HI
Postal Code: 96822
Country: USA


Personnel
PIERRE FLAMENT
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 808-956-9225
Email: flament at soest.hawaii.edu
Contact Address:
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Department of Oceanography
1000 Pope Road
City: Honolulu
Province or State: HI
Postal Code: 96822
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2003-10-02

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