ADEOS-I Ocean Color and Temperature Scanner (OCTS) Particulate Inorganic Carbon (PIC) Global Mapped Data
Entry ID: OCTS_L3m_PIC_2014

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Abstract: On August 17, 1996, the Japanese Space Agency (NASDA - National Space Development Agency)
launched the Advanced Earth Observing Satellite (ADEOS). ADEOS was in a descending, Sun
synchronous orbit with a nominal equatorial crossing time of 10:30 a.m. Amoung the
instruments carried aboard the ADEOS spacecraft was the Ocean Color and Temperature
Scanner (OCTS). OCTS is an optical radiometer with 12 bands covering the visible, near
infrared and thermal infrared regions. (Eight of the bands are in the VIS/NIR. These are
the only bands calibrated and processed by the OBPG) OCTS has a swath width of
approximately 1400 km, and a nominal nadir resolution of 700 m. The instrument operated
at three tilt states (20 degrees aft, nadir and 20 degrees fore), similar to SeaWiFS.
Related URL
Description: NASA Ocean Color Web - Data Distribution Site
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Version: 2014
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1996-11-01
Stop Date: 1997-06-30
Data Set Progress
Distribution Format: netCDF4
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Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-06-05
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