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Operational Linescan System (OLS) - Derived Products (including posters and slides)

Visible and infrared imagery from DMSP Operational Linescan System (OLS) instruments are used to monitor the global distribution of clouds and cloud top temperatures twice each day. The archive data set consists of low resolution global and high resolution regional, imagery recorded along a 3,000 km scan, satellite ephemeris and solar and lunar information.
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    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: 2006-01-01
    Dataset Progress Status Under development
    Data Update Frequency: As needed
    Purpose: OLS visible data record visible and near-Infrared emissions from the sun or the moon reflected off clouds and other features.
    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/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
    • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
    Publisher(s)
    • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
    Time Period: 2006-01-01 to Present
    Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates:
    N: 90
    S: -90
    E: 180
    W: -180
    Spatial Coverage Map:
    Theme keywords
    • Earth Science > Solid Earth > Geodetics/Gravity > Satellite Orbits
    • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Clouds
    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
    Project keywords
    • ICSU-WDS > International Council for Science - World Data System
    Use Constraints
    • Use Constraints: Orders filled manually
    Access Constraints
    • Access Constraints: Orders filled manually
    Fees
    • $18.00 plus handling and possible shipping charge for all non-US orders $18.00 plus handling and shipping outside the USA $18.00 plus handling and shipping outside the USA $18.00 plus handling and shipping outside the USA $18.00 plus handling and shipping outside the USA $25.00 plus handling and shipping outside the USA $25.00 plus handling and shipping outside the USA $25.00 plus handling and shipping outside the USA $25.00 plus handling and shipping outside the USA $25.00 plus handling and shipping outside the USA $25.00 plus handling and shipping outside the USA $25.00 plus handling and shipping outside the USA $25.00 plus handling and shipping outside the USA $25.00 plus handling and shipping outside the USA $25.00 plus handling and shipping outside the USA $25.00 plus handling and shipping outside the USA $25.00 plus handling and shipping outside the USA $25.00 plus handling and shipping outside the USA $18.00 plus handling and shipping outside the USA
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    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
    • OLS-d > Operational Linescan System (OLS) - Printed Products
    Platform
    • DMSP Satellites 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    Operation
    • DMSP > Defense meteorological Satellite Program
    Last Modified: 2015-09-18
    For questions about the information on this page, please email: ngdc.dmsp@noaa.gov