Re: Can you recommend a netCDF convention for satellite time series data?

Hi John,

Thanks for the suggestion. I've been looking through some of the
conventions listed on the netCDF website as well. We are also checking
from the science community side to see if any conventions are in use.

-Ken

John Caron wrote:
> Hi Ken:
>
> I dont know anything about this kind of data, but
>
>  http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/software/netcdf/docs/BestPractices.html
>
> is worth reading.
>
> When you have a format, I'd be happy to comment on it.
>
> Ken Tanaka wrote:
>> Hi All,
>>
>> We are planning to archive geomagnetic time series data from
>> geostationary satellites. The data are measured on GOES geostationary
>> satellites, and consist mainly of 4 floating point values, 3 component
>> vectors and 1 total magnetic intensity. The data are available at two
>> frequency formats, half second (512 ms) and 1 minute. We will be
>> converting a simple binary format into the netCDF standard for archive.
>>
>> Does anyone here recommend a netCDF convention for this type of data? If
>> there is not a geomagnetic convention for netCDF, what would be the
>> closest?
>>
>> For navigation, the measurements are in-situ, but not located near the
>> surface of the Earth. The component intensities are measuring magnetic
>> field at the satellite, but they are defined in terms of North, East,
>> and Earth-ward. The satellites are geostationary, but there can be very
>> slight orbital inclination variations of less than .5 degrees, and
>> ground control can choose to alter the longitude as well (normally done
>> only for replacing old satellites with new ones). As far as
>> visualization tools go, is there any advantage to including the
>> latitude, longitude and geostationary altitude of 35,786 km? That is, we
>> could put it on a map, but it's debatable on whether it should be
>> presented that way.
>>
>> -Ken
>>
>
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