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Update Frequency: Not Planned
Latest Data Update: 2008-08-22
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2007-10-16
Download Stats: last 12 months
Dataset Size: 12 Files | 3GB


The DMC constellation of small satellites provided several images to support the 2006 Network for Calibration and Validation of EO data (NCAVEO) 2006 Field Experiment. DMC is a unique sensor because of its combination of wide swath and high spatial resolution. The data was acquired from UK-DMC at 09:42:53 GMT on the 17th June and consists of three multispectral bands (green, red, near infra-red) with a nominal ground resolution of 32 m. The study area forms a very small part of the whole DMC image, which has a swath width of over 640 km. Other DMC data were obtained from satellites in the constellation operated by Algeria and Nigeria. The NigeriaSat-1 and UKDMC images were taken around the time of the campaign and the AlSAT image a month later. These files have not been geometrically referenced and vary in quality and amount of cloud cover.

Citable as:  Network for Calibration and Validation of EO data (2007): NCAVEO: UK-DMC optical imaging satellite data. NERC Earth Observation Data Centre, date of citation.
Abbreviation: Not defined


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These data were provided to NEODC by university of Southampton, who carried out work to convert formats to NASA-Ames, and write metadata documents. The metadata documents describing the processing are archived alongside the data as PDF files.

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Data is in TIF format.

Process overview

This dataset was generated by a combination of instruments deployed on platforms and computations as detailed below.

Instrument/Platform pairings

UK-DMC optical imaging payload Deployed on: UK-DMC

Mobile platform operations

Mobile Platform Operation 1 Mobile Platform Operation for: UK-DMC

Computation Element: 1

Abstract This computation involved: DETAILS NEEDED - COMPUTATION CREATED FOR SATELLITE COMPOSITE. deployed on UK-DMC. UK-DMC is a satellite of the standard Disaster Monitoring Constellation (DMC) design, with added research and development payloads. The microsatellite was launched on 27th September 2003.
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