Satellite Datasets in Development
Ongoing Satellite Dataset Development includes:
|Dataset||Description||Spatial Information||Temporal Information||Contact|
|Geostationary Surface Albedo||Land surface albedo as derived from GOES-8, GOES-10, and GOES-12 visible channel data. Ancillary input data include NCEP values for total column water vapor and ozone. This is NOAA's Level 2 contribution to an international SCOPE-CM project, which will produce a near-global Level 3 land surface albedo product from a constellation of 5 geostationary satellites.||Land only; 70N–70S, 160E–10W; 2km||10-day; 2000–2003|
|HIRS Temperature and Moisture Profiles||A neural network approach is applied to estimate atmospheric profiles of temperature and humidity from HIRS channel brightness temperatures.||Global; varying resolution||
Twice daily per satellite; 1979–2009
|AMSU Near-surface Temperature and Moisture||Retrievals of near surface temperature and moisture from AMSU. The goal is to use such data to help estimate surface heat fluxes over the ocean.||Ocean only; 1 deg.||
For more information on Products Branch dataset development, contact the NCDC Products Branch Chief.