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Data set name

Satellite NOAA/AVHRR data and derived products for the Mediterranean Sea (1995 - 1999)

Data holding centreUniversity of the Aegean, Department of Marine Studies, Remote Sensing Laboratory (RSL/UA)
CountryGreece  Greece
Time period1995 - 1999
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Mediterranean area

Observations 
Parameters

Terrestrial mapping; Skin temperature of the water column

Description 
Summary

i) Raw data HRTP of the sensor AVHRR (10-bit on 5 channels) getting a direct signal from the NOAA-14 satellite from the SmarTech receiving station of the RSLUA. The data cover most of the Mediterranean area and there are at least four pictures per 24 hours, usually two during daytime and two during night time ii) Quick Looks colour composites JPEG from AVHRR raw data images iii) Dust maps showing the distribution on the atmosphere of the dust generated at the Sahara desert after dust storms of high intensity and duration iv) Vegetation index (average over 15-day intervals) v) Sea surface temperatures (SST) are available for day and night. Products of optical thickness of the atmosphere are on the stage of development. The system is under upgrading process expected to be in operation in 2001.

OriginatorsUniversity of the Aegean, Department of Marine Studies, Remote Sensing Laboratory (RSL/UA)
Availability 
OrganisationUniversity of the Aegean, Department of Marine Studies, Remote Sensing Laboratory (RSL/UA)
AvailabilityUnrestricted
ContactProf. J. Hatzopoulos (Director of RSLUA)
Address

University of the Aegean, Department of Marine Studies, Remote Sensing Laboratory (RSL/UA)
University Hill
Mytilini, Lesvos

811 00
Greece

Telephone+30-22510-36211
Facsimile+30-22510-36209
Emailihatz@aegean.gr
Administration 
Collating centreHellenic Centre for Marine Research, Hellenic National Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier6045002
Global identifier1380
Last revised2015-08-27