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Metadata Identifier: gov.noaa.ngdc.stp.dmsp:G01351

Aggregation Info | Bands | Citations | Constraints | Coverage Descriptions | Dimensions | Extents | Formats | Geographic Bounding Box
Georectified Information | Georeferenceable Information | Identifiers | Instruments | Mediums | OnlineResources | Operations
Platforms | Process Steps | Range Elements | Reference Systems | Responsible Parties | Series | Sources | Spatial Grids | Temporal Extents

MD_DataIdentification

Count Component Title Abstract
1 Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) Film The United States Air Force Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) Operational Linescan System (OLS) is a polar orbiting meteorological sensor with two spectral bands (visible and thermal infrared) capable of acquiring global coverage on a daily basis at .27 km spatial resolution. Until 1992, there was no digital archive for DMSP-OLS data. Air Force meteorologists did their analysis using visible and thermal band film strips. The National Snow and Ice Data Center maintained an archive for OLS film from 1972-1992 through a cooperative institute with NOAA. In 1992, a digital archive for the OLS data was established at the NOAA National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC). In 1996, NGDC had the film archive shipped to the Federal Records Center at the Denver Federal Center due to storage limitations.
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SV_Identification

none found
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CI_Citation

Count Component Title Date Citation Identifier
2 Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) Film
1 NASA/GCMD Data Center Keywords
    1 NASA/GCMD Earth Science Keywords
      1 Uncontrolled Keywords
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        CI_Series

        none found
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        CI_ResponsibleParty

        Count Component Individual Organization Position Email Role Linkage
        3 DMSP Data Manager DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce ngdc.dmsp@noaa.gov pointOfContact
        1 DMSP Data Manager DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce ngdc.dmsp@noaa.gov distributor
        3 DMSP Data Manager DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce ngdc.dmsp@noaa.gov processor
        1 DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce originator
        1 DOD/USAF/SMC > Space and Missile Systems Center, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Department of Defense originator
        1 Department of Defense sponsor
        1 US AirForce Weather Agency (AFWA) sponsor
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        CI_OnlineResource

        none found
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        MD_Identifier or RS_Identifier

        Count Component Code
        2 Defense Meteorological Satellite Program
        1 Operational Linescan System (OLS)
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        EX_Extent

        Bounding Box Temporal Extent
        Count Component Description West East North South Start End
        1 -180 180 90 -90 1972-01-01 1992-01-01
        1 1999-01-01
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        EX_GeographicBoundingBox

        Count Component West East North South
        1 -180 180 90 -90
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        EX_TemporalExtent

        Count Component Start End
        1 1972-01-01 1992-01-01
        1 1999-01-01
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        MD_Format

        none found
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        MD_Medium

        none found
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        MD_Constraints

        Count Component Use Limitation
        1 Not distributed
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        MD_ReferenceSystem

        none found
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        MD_GridSpatialRepresentation

        none found
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        MD_Georeferenceable or MI_Georeferenceable

        none found
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        MD_Georectified or MI_Georectified

        none found
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        MD_Dimension

        none found
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        MD_CoverageDescription or MI_CoverageDescription

        none found
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        MD_Band or MI_Band

        none found
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        MI_RangeElementDescription

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        MD_AggregateInformation

        none found
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        LE_Source or LI_Source

        Count Component Title Date Description
        1 Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) Film Source Contribution: Film Source Type: Film
        Unresolved Xlinks
        #DMSP_Film at: /gmi:MI_Metadata/gmd:dataQualityInfo[1]/gmd:DQ_DataQuality[1]/gmd:lineage[1]/gmd:LI_Lineage[1]/gmd:processStep[1]/gmi:LE_ProcessStep[1]/gmd:source[1]
        #DMSP_Film at: /gmi:MI_Metadata/gmd:dataQualityInfo[1]/gmd:DQ_DataQuality[1]/gmd:lineage[1]/gmd:LI_Lineage[1]/gmd:processStep[2]/gmi:LE_ProcessStep[1]/gmd:source[1]
        #MrSid at: /gmi:MI_Metadata/gmd:dataQualityInfo[1]/gmd:DQ_DataQuality[1]/gmd:lineage[1]/gmd:LI_Lineage[1]/gmd:processStep[3]/gmi:LE_ProcessStep[1]/gmd:source[1]
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        LE_ProcessStep or LI_ProcessStep

        Count Component DateTime Description
        1 The OLS film strips are scanned at or near 600 dpi (584 dpi for the Howtek scanner) on a high quality scanner with 8 bit quantitization (0-255). The film is illuminated from the opposite side of the scan head. The scanning is done on intact strips of film, up to 100 inches. Film longer than 100 inches may be cut and individually labeled prior to scanning. For expanded swath film the two strips of film will be separated, then labeled and scanned individually. TIFF files are converted to JPEG2000 (J2K) 8 bit images, file type jp2, with lossless compression. Once a box has cleared QC, the resulting jp2 images are written to a primary and backup LTO tape, into directories named based on box numbers (e.g. 007/400).
        #DMSP_Film at Xpath: /gmi:MI_Metadata/gmd:dataQualityInfo[1]/gmd:DQ_DataQuality[1]/gmd:lineage[1]/gmd:LI_Lineage[1]/gmd:processStep[1]/gmi:LE_ProcessStep[1]/gmd:source[1]
        #JPEG2000 at Xpath: /gmi:MI_Metadata/gmd:dataQualityInfo[1]/gmd:DQ_DataQuality[1]/gmd:lineage[1]/gmd:LI_Lineage[1]/gmd:processStep[1]/gmi:LE_ProcessStep[1]/gmi:output[1]
        1 MrSid files were decompressed into TIFF and recompressed into JPEG200 with a lossless compression.
        #MrSid at Xpath: /gmi:MI_Metadata/gmd:dataQualityInfo[1]/gmd:DQ_DataQuality[1]/gmd:lineage[1]/gmd:LI_Lineage[1]/gmd:processStep[3]/gmi:LE_ProcessStep[1]/gmd:source[1]
        #MrSidJPEG2000 at Xpath: /gmi:MI_Metadata/gmd:dataQualityInfo[1]/gmd:DQ_DataQuality[1]/gmd:lineage[1]/gmd:LI_Lineage[1]/gmd:processStep[3]/gmi:LE_ProcessStep[1]/gmi:output[1]
        1 1972-01-01T00:00:00 Mission Start Date
        1 2002-08-31T00:00:00 The OLS film strips should be scanned at or near 600 dpi on a high quality scanner with 8 bit quantitization (0-255). The film should be illuminated from the opposite side of the scan head. The scanning will be done on strips of film that fit on the scanner bed. Film longer than the scanner bed may be cut and individually labeled prior to scanning. For expanded swath film the two strips of film will be separated, then labeled and scanned individually.TIFF files are converted to MrSid file type sid, with lossy compression. Once a box has cleared QC, the resulting sid images are written to a primary and backup LTO tape, into directories named based on box numbers (e.g. 007/306). TIFF files are converted to JPEG2000 (J2K) 8 bit images, file type jp2, with lossless compression. Once a box has cleared QC, the resulting jp2 images are written to a primary and backup CD, into directories named based on box numbers (e.g. 007/400).
        #DMSP_Film at Xpath: /gmi:MI_Metadata/gmd:dataQualityInfo[1]/gmd:DQ_DataQuality[1]/gmd:lineage[1]/gmd:LI_Lineage[1]/gmd:processStep[2]/gmi:LE_ProcessStep[1]/gmd:source[1]
        #MrSid at Xpath: /gmi:MI_Metadata/gmd:dataQualityInfo[1]/gmd:DQ_DataQuality[1]/gmd:lineage[1]/gmd:LI_Lineage[1]/gmd:processStep[2]/gmi:LE_ProcessStep[1]/gmi:output[1]
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        MI_Operation

        Count Component Code Type Status Description
        1 Defense Meteorological Satellite Program The DMSP mission is to provide global visible and infrared cloud data and other specialized meteorological, oceanographic and solar-geophysical data.
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        MI_Platform

        Count Component Code Description
        1 Defense Meteorological Satellite Program The DMSP is a Department of Defense (DoD) program run by the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC). Each DMSP satellite has a 101 minute, sun-synchronous near-polar orbit at an altitude of 830km above the surface of the earth. Currently, data from 4 satellites (3 day/night, 1 dawn/dusk) are added to the archive each day.
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        MI_Instrument

        Count Component Code Type Description
        1 Operational Linescan System (OLS) Sensor
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