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Pathfinder Climate Data

The NOAA/NASA Pathfinder climate data CD-ROM contains seven data sets: Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR)Land and Ocean, TIROS Operational Vertical Sounder (TOVS) Paths A, C1, C2, Special Sensor Microwave/Imager (SSM/I) Precipitation and Atmospheric Moisture for the Benchmark Period of April 1987 to December 1988. These data sets can be viewed with a variety of applications including GeoVu, the NCEI multi-platform data browse and visualization software application, National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) Collage, IMDISP, Spyglass, and Idrisi.
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Dataset Information
Online Access
    Distribution Formats
    • ASCII
    Distributor DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
    Dataset Point of Contact DMSP Data Manager
    DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
    303.497.3053
    ngdc.dmsp@noaa.gov
    Documentation links not available.
    Date(s)
    • publication: 1997-01-01
    Edition: First
    Dataset Progress Status Complete
    Data Update Frequency: Not planned
    Purpose: Scientific and Private Use
    Use Limitations
    • While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of the current state of the art, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.
    Originator(s)
    • DOC/NOAA > National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
    • DOC/NOAA > National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
    • DOC/NOAA > National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
    • DOC/NOAA > National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
    • DOC/NOAA > National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
    • DOC/NOAA > National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
    Publisher(s)
    • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
    • National Geophysical Data Center
    Time Period: 1987-04-01 to 1988-12-31
    Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates:
    N: 90.000000
    S: -90.000000
    E: 180.000000
    W: -180.000000
    Spatial Coverage Map:
    Theme keywords
    • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > Atmospheric Temperature > Skin Temperature
    • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > Atmospheric Temperature > Surface Air Temperature
    • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > Atmospheric Water Vapor > Precipitable Water
    • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > Atmospheric Water Vapor > Water Vapor
    • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > Clouds > Cloud Liquid Water
    • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > Clouds > Cloud Top Pressure
    • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > Precipitation > Precipitation Rate
    • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > Radiation Budget > Outgoing Longwave Radiation
    • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > Vegetation > Vegetation Index
    • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > Ocean Temperature > Sea Surface Temperature
    • EARTH SCIENCE > RADIANCE OR IMAGERY > Microwave > Brightness Temperature
    • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > Atmospheric Temperature > Skin Temperature
    • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > Atmospheric Temperature > Air Temperature
    • INFOTERRA > Subject disciplines > Climate studies > Climate studies
    • INFOTERRA > Subject disciplines > Weather studies > Weather studies
    • AVHRR Land
    • Temperature
    • AVHRR Ocean
    • TOVS A
    • TOVS C1
    • TOVS C2
    • Pathfinder
    • Satellite
    • Precipitation
    • Atmospheric Moisture
    • SSM/I
    Data Center keywords
    • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
    • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
    Place keywords
    • Global
    Project keywords
    • ICSU-WDS > International Council for Science - World Data System
    Use Constraints
    • Use Constraints: None
    Access Constraints
    • Access Constraints: No Constraints
    Fees
    • $100.00/$75.00 plus handling and shipping outside the USA
    Lineage information for: repository
    Processing Steps
    • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
    Acquisition Information (collection)
    Instrument
    • AVHRR > Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer
    • TOVS > TIROS Operational Vertical Sounder
    • SSM/I > Special Sensor Microwave/Imager
    Platform
    • Television Infrared Observation Satellite
    Last Modified: 2015-09-18
    For questions about the information on this page, please email: ngdc.dmsp@noaa.gov