AVHRR Level-1B Local Area Coverage Imagery

AVHRR L1B LAC

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Description

This collection is composed of AVHRR L1B products (1.1 km) reprocessed from the NOAA POES and Metop AVHRR sensors data acquired at the University of Dundee and University of Bern ground stations and from the ESA and University of Bern data historical archive.

The data collection covers Europe and the neighbouring regions in the period of 1 January 1981 to 31 December 2019.

The product format is the NOAA AVHRR Level 1B that combines the AVHRR data from the HRPT stream with ancillary information like Earth location and calibration data which can be applied by the user. Other appended parameters are time codes, quality indicators, solar and satellite angles and telemetry.

Details

DATA SET SPECIFICATIONS

Digital Object Identifier (DOI):

Spatial coverage: 
90 N, 35 S, -30 W, 70 E
Temporal coverage:
1981-01-01 - 2016-12-31
Date of launch:
2006-10-19, 1979-07-27
Operators:
NOAA, EUMETSAT
Mission status:
historicalArchive
Orbit height:
804 - 870 km
Orbit type:
Sun-synchronous
Swath width:
3000 km
Current Processor Version:
1.0
Resolution:
Low Resolution - LR (500 - 1200 m)
Wavelengths:
VIS (0.40 - 0.75 µm), NIR (0.75 - 1.30 µm), SWIR (1.3 - 3.0 µm), MWIR (3.0 - 6.0 µm), TIR (6.0 - 15.0 µnm)
Product types:
AVH_L1B_1P

PROCESSING LEVEL

level 1b

APPLICABLE TERMS & CONDITIONS

Utilisation of this data is subject to the Terms and Conditions for ESA's Third Party Missions scheme

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blue arrow DATA CITATION

European Space Agency, 2020, AVHRR Level 1B European Data Set. Version 1.0.

RESOURCES

AVHRR handbook
AVHRR handbook
NOAA product format description
NOAA product format description
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