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Re: 20000605: GOES 9 imagery for COMET_case_008

>Organization: UCAR/Unidata
>Keywords: 200006050635.e556ZQT18463 McIDAS area files conversion


I believe this URL should answer most if not all of your questions.


PLease write back if you have any further questions, and thank you for
using the COMET Case Study Library.

Jeff Weber
Unidata/NWS-COMET Case Study Library
University Corp for Atmospheric Research


On Mon, 5 Jun 2000, Unidata Support wrote:

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> >To: address@hidden
> >From: "Arthur Henkel" <address@hidden>
> >Subject: GOES 9 imagery for COMET_case_008
> >Organization: UCAR/Unidata
> >Keywords: 200006050635.e556ZQT18463
> Hello:
> Thanks for making the satellite data for the various COMET case studies 
> public.  I downloaded the imagery for the Dec 96/Jan 97 CA flood event (case 
> study 008) and have been trying to understand the McIDAS format.  I was 
> hoping that you could answer a few questions concerning that format that 
> might help me in successfully displaying the imagery (of most interest 
> initially, is the IR band).
> 1)  Is the data already projected into a map coordinate system?  If so, what 
> are the corner/center coordinates? (pixel size?)  I have been trying to view 
> the imagery in the commercial package ENVI; ENVI apparently knows nothing 
> about how to read the AREA or NAV blocks of the McIDAS files, other than 
> allowing the user to view the integer/character data manually.
> 2)  Are there any simple, stand-alone utilities available to assist in 
> navigating/georeferencing the images outside of the McIDAS software 
> environement?... perhaps converting to other more readily available formats 
> (ERDAS, ESRI's formats, etc?)
> 3) Any other help/hints that you can provide about the geometric/radiometric 
> corrections that have been made to this data would be appreciated.
> Thanks for your help.
> Arthur F. Henkel
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