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Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) Film
 (MI_Metadata)
    fileIdentifier:  gov.noaa.ngdc.stp.dmsp:G01351
    language:  eng; USA
    characterSet:  (MD_CharacterSetCode) utf8
    hierarchyLevel:  (MD_ScopeCode) dataset
    contact:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
        individualName:  DMSP Data Manager
        organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
        contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
            phone:  (CI_Telephone)
                voice:  303.497.3053
                facsimile:  (303) 497-6513
            address:  (CI_Address)
                deliveryPoint:  E/GC2 325 Broadway
                city:  Boulder
                administrativeArea:  CO
                postalCode:  80305
                country:  USA
                electronicMailAddress:  ngdc.dmsp@noaa.gov
            hoursOfService:  7:30 - 4:30 Mountain
            contactInstructions:  Contact Data Center
        role:  (CI_RoleCode) pointOfContact
    dateStamp:  2015-09-18
    metadataStandardName:  ISO 19115-2 Geographic Information - Metadata - Part 2: Extensions for Imagery and Gridded Data
    metadataStandardVersion:  ISO 19115-2:2009(E)
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    identificationInfo:  (MD_DataIdentification)
        citation:  (CI_Citation)
            title:  Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) Film
            date:  (CI_Date)
                date: (unknown)
                dateType:  (CI_DateTypeCode) publication
            citedResponsibleParty:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
                role:  (CI_RoleCode) publisher
            citedResponsibleParty:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                organisationName:  DOD/USAF/SMC > Space and Missile Systems Center, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Department of Defense
                role:  (CI_RoleCode) originator
        abstract:  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.
        purpose:  The film is slowly decaying and the data are no longer readily accessible. Quantitative use of the data has always been limited due to the difficulties in converting to a digital format. Access to the data has been extremely limited.
        status:  (MD_ProgressCode) completed
        pointOfContact:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
            individualName:  DMSP Data Manager
            organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
            contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
                phone:  (CI_Telephone)
                    voice:  303.497.3053
                    facsimile:  (303) 497-6513
                address:  (CI_Address)
                    deliveryPoint:  E/GC2 325 Broadway
                    city:  Boulder
                    administrativeArea:  CO
                    postalCode:  80305
                    country:  USA
                    electronicMailAddress:  ngdc.dmsp@noaa.gov
                hoursOfService:  7:30 - 4:30 Mountain
                contactInstructions:  Contact Data Center
            role:  (CI_RoleCode) pointOfContact
        resourceMaintenance:  (MD_MaintenanceInformation)
            maintenanceAndUpdateFrequency:  (MD_MaintenanceFrequencyCode) notPlanned
        descriptiveKeywords:  (MD_Keywords)
            keyword:  Earth Science > Atmosphere > Clouds
            keyword:  Earth Science > Biosphere > Ecological Dynamics > Fire Occurrence
            keyword:  Earth Science > Human Dimensions > Environmental Impacts
            keyword:  Earth Science > Spectral/Engineering > Infrared Wavelengths > Thermal Infrared
            keyword:  Earth Science > Spectral/Engineering > Visible Wavelengths
            type:  (MD_KeywordTypeCode) theme
            thesaurusName:  (CI_Citation)
                title:  NASA/GCMD Earth Science Keywords
                date: (unknown)
        descriptiveKeywords:  (MD_Keywords)
            keyword:  DMSP
            keyword:  Film
            keyword:  Nighttime Lights
            keyword:  OLS
            type:  (MD_KeywordTypeCode) theme
            thesaurusName:  (CI_Citation)
                title:  Uncontrolled Keywords
                date: (unknown)
        descriptiveKeywords:  (MD_Keywords)
            keyword:  ICSU-WDS > International Council for Science - World Data System
            type:  (MD_KeywordTypeCode) project
            thesaurusName:  (CI_Citation)
                title:  NASA/GCMD Project Keywords
                date:  (CI_Date)
                    date:  2015-03-01
                    dateType:  (CI_DateTypeCode) revision
                date:  (CI_Date)
                    date:  1995-04-24
                    dateType:  (CI_DateTypeCode) publication
                edition:  8.1
                citedResponsibleParty:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                    organisationName:  NASA
                    positionName:  GCMD User Support Office
                    contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
                        address:  (CI_Address)
                            electronicMailAddress:  gcmduso@gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov
                        onlineResource:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                            linkage: http://gcmd.nasa.gov/MailComments/MailComments.jsf?rcpt=gcmduso
                            name:  GCMD Feedback Form
                            description:  Have a Comment for the GCMD?
                            function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) information
                    role:  (CI_RoleCode) publisher
                citedResponsibleParty:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                    organisationName: (inapplicable)
                    contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
                        onlineResource:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                            linkage: http://gcmd.nasa.gov/learn/keyword_list.html
                            name:  GCMD's Science Keywords and Associated Directory Keywords
                            description:  This page describes the NASA GCMD Keywords, how to reference those keywords and provides download instructions.
                            function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) information
                    role: (inapplicable)
        descriptiveKeywords:  (MD_Keywords)
            keyword:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
            keyword:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
            type:  (MD_KeywordTypeCode) dataCenter
            thesaurusName:  (CI_Citation)
                title:  NASA/GCMD Data Center Keywords
                date:  (CI_Date)
                    date:  2015-03-01
                    dateType:  (CI_DateTypeCode) revision
                date:  (CI_Date)
                    date:  1995-04-24
                    dateType:  (CI_DateTypeCode) publication
                edition:  8.1
                citedResponsibleParty:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                    organisationName:  NASA
                    positionName:  GCMD User Support Office
                    contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
                        address:  (CI_Address)
                            electronicMailAddress:  gcmduso@gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov
                        onlineResource:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                            linkage: http://gcmd.nasa.gov/MailComments/MailComments.jsf?rcpt=gcmduso
                            name:  GCMD Feedback Form
                            description:  Have a Comment for the GCMD?
                            function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) information
                    role:  (CI_RoleCode) publisher
                citedResponsibleParty:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                    organisationName: (inapplicable)
                    contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
                        onlineResource:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                            linkage: http://gcmd.nasa.gov/learn/keyword_list.html
                            name:  GCMD's Science Keywords and Associated Directory Keywords
                            description:  This page describes the NASA GCMD Keywords, how to reference those keywords and provides download instructions.
                            function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) information
                    role: (inapplicable)
        resourceConstraints:  (MD_Constraints)
            useLimitation:  Not distributed
        resourceConstraints:  (MD_LegalConstraints)
            useConstraints:  (MD_RestrictionCode) otherRestrictions
            otherConstraints:  Use Constraints: none
        resourceConstraints:  (MD_LegalConstraints)
            accessConstraints:  (MD_RestrictionCode) otherRestrictions
            otherConstraints:  Access Constraints: In House Only
        language:  eng; USA
        topicCategory:  (MD_TopicCategoryCode) imageryBaseMapsEarthCover
        extent:  (EX_Extent)
            geographicElement:  (EX_GeographicBoundingBox)
                westBoundLongitude:  -180
                eastBoundLongitude:  180
                southBoundLatitude:  -90
                northBoundLatitude:  90
            temporalElement:  (EX_TemporalExtent)
                extent:
                  TimePeriod:
                    beginPosition:  1972-01-01
                    endPosition:  1992-01-01
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    distributionInfo:  (MD_Distribution)
        distributor:  (MD_Distributor)
            distributorContact:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                individualName:  DMSP Data Manager
                organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
                contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
                    phone:  (CI_Telephone)
                        voice:  303.497.3053
                        facsimile:  (303) 497-6513
                    address:  (CI_Address)
                        deliveryPoint:  E/GC2 325 Broadway
                        city:  Boulder
                        administrativeArea:  CO
                        postalCode:  80305
                        country:  USA
                        electronicMailAddress:  ngdc.dmsp@noaa.gov
                    hoursOfService:  7:30 - 4:30 Mountain
                    contactInstructions:  Contact Data Center
                role:  (CI_RoleCode) pointOfContact
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    dataQualityInfo:  (DQ_DataQuality)
        scope:  (DQ_Scope)
            level:  (MD_ScopeCode) repository
            levelDescription:  (MD_ScopeDescription)
                other:  NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
        lineage:  (LI_Lineage)
            processStep:  (LE_ProcessStep)
                description:  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.
                dateTime:
                  DateTime:  2015-04-22T00:00:00
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    dataQualityInfo:  (DQ_DataQuality)
        scope:  (DQ_Scope)
            level:  (MD_ScopeCode) dataset
        report:  (DQ_CompletenessCommission)
            evaluationMethodDescription:  Unknown
            result: (unknown)
        report:  (DQ_ConceptualConsistency)
            measureDescription:  Unknown
            result: (unknown)
        lineage:  (LI_Lineage)
            processStep:  (LE_ProcessStep)
                description:  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).
                dateTime: (unknown)
                processor:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                    individualName:  DMSP Data Manager
                    organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
                    role:  (CI_RoleCode) processor
                source:  #DMSP_Film
                output:  #JPEG2000
            processStep:  (LE_ProcessStep)
                description:  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).
                dateTime:
                  DateTime:  2002-08-31T00:00:00
                processor:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                    individualName:  DMSP Data Manager
                    organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
                    role:  (CI_RoleCode) processor
                source:  #DMSP_Film
                output:  #MrSid
            processStep:  (LE_ProcessStep)
                description:  MrSid files were decompressed into TIFF and recompressed into JPEG200 with a lossless compression.
                dateTime: (unknown)
                processor:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                    individualName:  DMSP Data Manager
                    organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
                    role:  (CI_RoleCode) processor
                source:  #MrSid
                output:  #MrSidJPEG2000
            source:  (LI_Source)
                description:  Source Contribution: Film Source Type: Film
                sourceCitation:  (CI_Citation)
                    title:  Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) Film
                    date:  (CI_Date)
                        date: (unknown)
                        dateType:  (CI_DateTypeCode) publication
                    citedResponsibleParty:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                        organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
                        role:  (CI_RoleCode) originator
                sourceExtent:  (EX_Extent)
                    temporalElement:  (EX_TemporalExtent)
                        extent:
                          TimePeriod:
                            beginPosition:  1999-01-01
                            endPosition:
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    dataQualityInfo:  (DQ_DataQuality)
        scope:  (DQ_Scope)
            level:  (MX_ScopeCode) platformSeries
            levelDescription:  (MD_ScopeDescription)
                other:  Mission History
        lineage:  (LI_Lineage)
            processStep:  (LE_ProcessStep)
                description:  Mission Start Date
                dateTime:
                  DateTime:  1972-01-01T00:00:00
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    metadataMaintenance:  (MD_MaintenanceInformation)
        maintenanceAndUpdateFrequency:  (MD_MaintenanceFrequencyCode) annually
        maintenanceNote:  This metadata was automatically generated from the FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata standard (version FGDC-STD-012-2002) using the 2012-11-07 version of the FGDC RSE to ISO 19115-2 transform.
        maintenanceNote:  Translated from FGDC 2014-01-31T19:22:37.187-07:00
        maintenanceNote:  This record was automatically modified on 2015-09-18 to include references to NCEI where applicable.
        contact:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
            individualName:  Anna Milan
            organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
            positionName:  Metadata Specialist
            contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
                phone:  (CI_Telephone)
                    voice:  (303) 497-5099
                    facsimile:  (303) 497-6513
                address:  (CI_Address)
                    deliveryPoint:  Mail Code E/NE52
                    deliveryPoint:  325 Broadway
                    city:  Boulder
                    administrativeArea:  CO
                    postalCode:  80305-3328
                    country:  USA
                    electronicMailAddress:  Anna.Milan@noaa.gov
                hoursOfService:  9:00 - 5:00 Mountain
            role:  (CI_RoleCode) pointOfContact
        contact:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
            individualName:  DMSP Data Manager
            organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
            contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
                phone:  (CI_Telephone)
                    voice:  303.497.3053
                    facsimile:  (303) 497-6513
                address:  (CI_Address)
                    deliveryPoint:  E/GC2 325 Broadway
                    city:  Boulder
                    administrativeArea:  CO
                    postalCode:  80305
                    country:  USA
                    electronicMailAddress:  ngdc.dmsp@noaa.gov
                hoursOfService:  7:30 - 4:30 Mountain
                contactInstructions:  Contact Data Center
            role:  (CI_RoleCode) pointOfContact
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    acquisitionInformation:  (MI_AcquisitionInformation)
        instrument:  (MI_Instrument)
            identifier:  (MD_Identifier)
                code:  Operational Linescan System (OLS)
            type:  Sensor
            description:  Collection Type: Two telescopes and a photo multiplier tube (PMT), Properties Description: The OLS instrument consists of two telescopes and a photo multiplier tube (PMT). The visible telescope is sensitive to radiation from 0.40 - 1.10 um (0.58 - 0.91 um FWHM) and 10-3 - 10-5 Watts per cm2 per sterradian. The infrared telescope is sensitive to radiation from 10.0 - 13.4 um (10.3 - 12.9 um FWHM) and 190 to 310 Kelvins. The PMT is sensitive to radiation from 0.47 - 0.95 um (0.51 - 0.86 um FWHM) at 10-5 - 10-9 Watts per cm2 per sterradian., Collection Description: Not available
        operation:  (MI_Operation)
            description:  The DMSP mission is to provide global visible and infrared cloud data and other specialized meteorological, oceanographic and solar-geophysical data.
            identifier:  (MD_Identifier)
                code:  Defense Meteorological Satellite Program
            status: (unknown)
            parentOperation: (inapplicable)
        platform:  (MI_Platform)
            identifier:  (MD_Identifier)
                code:  Defense Meteorological Satellite Program
            description:  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.
            sponsor:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                organisationName:  US AirForce Weather Agency (AFWA)
                role:  (CI_RoleCode) sponsor
            sponsor:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                organisationName:  Department of Defense
                role:  (CI_RoleCode) sponsor
            instrument: (missing)