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Data Set Progress


The <Data_Set_Progress> describes the production status of the data set regarding its completeness. There are three choices:

  • Planned refers to data sets to be collected in the future and are thus unavailable at the present time. For Example: The Hydro spacecraft has not been launched, but information on planned data sets may be available.
  • In Work refers to data sets currently undergoing production or data that is continuously being collected or updated. For Example: data from the AIRS instrument on Aqua is being collected continuously.
  • Complete refers to data sets in which no updates or further data collection will be made. For Example: Nimbus-7 SMMR data collection has been completed.

<Data_Set_Progress>Data Set Progress keyword (see above)</Data_Set_Progress>

  • Up to 31 characters from the UTF-8 character set are allowed.
  • The <Data_Set_Progress> field is highly recommended and may not be repeated.


<Data_Set_Progress>In Work</Data_Set_Progress>



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Directory Interchange Format (DIF) Writer's Guide, 2018.
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