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CoastWatch Image Software

For CoastWatch Files

CoastWatch AVHRR satellite image files, which contain image data, coastline and lat./long. graphics, and header information, are compressed using a special compression format. Thus, a program is needed to decompress the image data and separate the other information for use with the imagery. Once decompressed, the images are converted to 8-bit raster files and can then be displayed using CoastWatch provided software (or any image processing software). A number of computer programs have been developed for both PC, UNIX and MAC workstations, which facilitate the use of the AVHRR sea-surface temperature and albedo imagery.

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