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Data Description

    AVHRR Enterprise Winds (WINDS) - The Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer 3 (AVHRR/3) onboard MetOp-B and MetOp-C, is a cross track scanner that senses the Earth's radiation via six channels ranging from 0.58 to 12.5 microns. These channels cover the visible (VIS), near-infrared (NIR), shortwave-infrared (SWIR), medium-wave-infrared (MWIR), and thermal-infrared (TIR) spectral regions. AVHRR/3 provides day and night imaging of land, water and clouds, and measures sea surface temperature, ice, snow and vegetation cover. This data family includes Level-2 polar wind products for the Arctic and Antarctic; provided at 1 km Full Resolution Area Coverage (FRAC). These products are produced by the NOAA Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) and are distributed by the Comprehensive Large Array-Data Stewardship System (CLASS) in the netCDF-4 file format with attributes included. Expand the "Details - Metadata, Documentation" section below for more details. Individual product (Datatype) descriptions, documentation, and possible bulk access options are available under the "Product Details" link.

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AVHRR Polar Winds Northern Hemisphere
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