National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, United States Department of Commerce

Search - DMSP

Data Description

    Defense Meteorological Satellite Program - The DMSP is a Department of Defense (DoD) program which is responsible for designing, building, launching, and operating polar-orbiting environmental satellites. Data collected are from four instruments: Special Sensor Microwave Imager (SSM/I), Special Sensor Microwave Imager/Sounder (SSM/IS), Special Sensor Microwave Sounder (SSM/T), and the Special Sensor Microwave Water Vapor Profiler (SSM/T2). When the first SSM/IS instrument, aboard the F-16 platform, became operational in November 2005, it combined and extended the imaging and sounding capabilities of three previously separate DMSP microwave instruments: SSM/I, SSM/T and SSM/T2.

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(maximum range is 366 days)

Start Date
(format: YYYY-MM-DD)

Start DateStart Time (UTC)
(format: HH:MM:SS)

End Date
(format: YYYY-MM-DD)
End DateStart to EndEnd Time (UTC)
(format: HH:MM:SS)
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Environmental Data Records (EDR)
Sensor Data Records (SDR)
Sensor Data Records (SDR) 3-hourly netCDF
SSM/T-1 Level 1B
SSM/T-2 Level 1B
Temperature Data Records (TDR)
Temperature Data Records (TDR) 3-hourly netCDF
Unified Pre-Procesed TDRs BUFR (UPP-TDR)


Receiving Station
McMurdo Antarctic Data Acquisition
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