GEOSAT Follow-On (GFO): Sensor Data Records (NODC Accession 0085959)

The GEOSAT Follow-On (GFO) program is the Navy's initiative to develop an operational series of radar altimeter satellites to maintain continuous ocean observation from the GEOSAT Exact Repeat Orbit. GFO was launched in February 1998. On 29 November 2000 the Navy accepted the satellite as operational. GFO officially ended on October 22, 2008. The Sensor Data Record (SDR) provides time tagged altimeter and radiometer data.
  • Cite as: Lillibridge, J.; US DOC/NOAA/NESDIS > Center for Satellite Applications and Research (2013). GEOSAT Follow-On (GFO): Sensor Data Records (NODC Accession 0085959). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Distributor DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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Time Period 1998-03-14 to 2008-09-17
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 72
S: -72
E: 180
W: -180
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
  • GEOSAT Follow-On (GFO) Geophysical Data Record, Sensor Data Records, Operational Orbit Determination, Housekeeping Telemetry, Calibration and Waveform Data, and Precise Orbit Ephemerides from 1998-02-10 to 2008-10-22
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  • Parent ID (indicates this is related to other data):
    • gov.noaa.nodc:GEOSAT-GFO
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2013-06-14
Edition 1.1
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
For more general information, please go to
http://ibis.grdl.noaa.gov/SAT/gfo/bmpcoe/Data_val/Cal_formats/sdr_format.htm
Purpose Basic research
Use Limitations
  • accessLevel: Public
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Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN WAVES > WAVE HEIGHT
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SEA SURFACE TOPOGRAPHY
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NODC > National Oceanographic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/STAR > Center for Satellite Applications and Research, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Platform keywords NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
  • Earth Observation Satellites > GEOSAT > GFO-1 > GEOSAT FOLLOW-ON-1
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL OCEAN
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Lillibridge, J.; US DOC/NOAA/NESDIS > Center for Satellite Applications and Research (2013). GEOSAT Follow-On (GFO): Sensor Data Records (NODC Accession 0085959). Version 1.1. National Oceanographic Data Center, NOAA. Dataset. [access date]
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Processing Steps
  • 2013-06-14T15:44:29 - NCEI Accession 0085959 v1.1 was published.
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Processing Steps
  • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • satellite sensor - altimeter
Platform
  • GFO
Last Modified: 2017-12-29T21:32:29
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